Charity begins at school

Technology is often blamed for making our world more individualistic and there is a popular belief that Millennials and those coming up behind them are increasingly self-centred and unaware of the challenges facing others. But, according to data from the World Gallup Poll, there has been a significant rise in youth volunteering in a number…

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School’s out for summer!

While it might seem as though the long summer break could potentially have a sloth-like effect on students’ brains, pupils in the UK, Spain, Germany, Latvia and Panama do not in fact get as many weeks as the Italians or Greeks who weigh in with 13.   It is, however, all relative. Italy, in fact,…

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Best days of our lives!

They say that school days are the best days of our lives and though some of us may beg to differ, it seems at King’s the maxim rings true for a large number of students who undoubtedly feel that, though there may be better days to come, their time at King’s ranks pretty close to…

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What makes a perfect prefect?

Harry Potter depicts a magic world of prefects and houses in the best British academic tradition, but while the Harry Potter phenomenon has raised the profile of these practices, King’s College Madrid was implementing them long before J.K. Rowlings came up with her spellbinding tales of wizardry at Hogwarts. At the start of the 1990s,…

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Compassion begins at home

Mental health has carried a stigma for centuries. Now, finally, we are recognising that our emotional wellbeing needs as much attention and care as our physical health, particularly in an age when competition is rampant and technology is bringing a relentless stream of new and unfamiliar challenges – particularly for teenagers who are already dealing…

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Getting down to business

If you were under the impression that an A Level in Business Studies was a walk in the park compared to Economics, think again. While certain universities such as Cambridge and The London School of Economics branded it a soft subject in 2008, new specifications introduced in 2015 have reshaped the landscape. “It requires the…

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