Prince George has packed pencil case and embarked on his school career at Thomas’s Battersea.But where exactly is the school and how much does it cost to send your kids there? Here’s the lowdown…The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opted to send their first born to the rather posh south London school St Thomas’s of Battersea.The co-educational school is located in the heart of what is dubbed “nappy valley”, given fact it is such a sought-after location for families.One of the factors for the location has been that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been spending increasing time at Kensington Palace rather than their Norfolk home Anmer Hall.Given that Prince William left his job as a helicopter pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the end of July, it is expected he will carry out more royal duties as a full-time royal.Meanwhile it has been revealed that Kate is expecting her third child, which is due in April.The school has a theatre, a … [Read more...] about Where is Prince George’s school Thomas’s Battersea and how much does it cost to send your children there?
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A TERROR suspect has been accused of urging fanatics to attack Prince George at his school.Husnain Rashid allegedly sent a disturbing message to his Telegram contacts showing the silhouette of an ISIS fighter next to the four-year-old prince.The picture allegedly included the address for George’s school St Thomas’s in Battersea with the message: “Even the royal family won’t be left alone”.Rashid, 31, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today charged with preparing to commit terrorist acts and one count of assisting others to commit acts of terror.Rashid, dressed in a grey prison issue pullover and trousers, spoke only to identify himself during the brief hearing.MORE FOLLOWS LATER For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online, where we will bring you live updates as soon as they happen, before anyone else. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesun, and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSun, where we … [Read more...] about Terror suspect ‘urged ISIS fanatics to attack Prince George at school’ and sent chilling image of jihadi next to royal tot’
THE Duke of Cambridge visited medical staff at St Thomas' Hospital today to thank them for their live-saving efforts in last week's Westminster terror attack.Prince William made a private visit to doctors, nurses and paramedics who dashed to nearby Westminster Bridge after a maniac in a 4x4 mowed down up to 50 pedestrians.A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: "The Duke wanted to visit privately with some of those who were first to respond to the attacks."Pictures from the scene last Wednesday showed stunned medics rushing to help treat the victims on the bridge, where three people died and others suffered "catastrophic" injuries.Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust said William arrived at the hospital late on Thursday morning.He spoke with members of the response team, including A&E consultants, junior doctors and security operations manager Carl McIntosh, who raised the alarm to ensure the premises were put into "lockdown" following Khalid Masood's attack.The visit follows a … [Read more...] about Prince William thanks St Thomas’ Hospital medics who rushed to treat victims of Westminster terror attack
Prince George, like many four-year-olds, is packing up his pencil case and heading into school.But where will he be going and how much does it cost to send your kids there?The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opted to send their first born to the rather posh south London school St Thomas’s of Battersea.The co-educational school is located in the heart of what is dubbed “nappy valley”, given fact it is such a sought-after location for families.One of the factors for the location has been that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been spending increasing time at Kensington Palace rather than their Norfolk home Anmer Hall.Given that Prince William left his job as a helicopter pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the end of July, it is expected he will carry out more royal duties as a full-time royal.Meanwhile it has just been revealed that Kate is expecting her third child, which is due in April.The school has theatre, a gymnasium, a ballet room, pottery … [Read more...] about Where is Prince George’s primary school Thomas’s Battersea and how much does it cost to send your children there?
FOR most children, term-time lunches consist of a cheese sandwich, a juice carton and a bit of fruit, but school grub for the future king is a little bit different.Prince George, like many four-year-olds, is packing up his pencil case and heading into school for the first time this September.As the future King of England, the tiny tot will have a slightly different experience of school dinners than most of us.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opted to send their first born to the rather posh south London school St Thomas's of Battersea.The exclusive establishment charges the princely sum of £17K-a-year for their students, which undoubtedly means a good menu.The sweet four-year-old will not be subjected to turkey twizzlers but instead whole-wheat twisty pasta, Mediterranean couscous and baked smoked mackerel served on a bed of puy lentils.The fresh menu of organic fruit, vegetables and meat doesn't end there.Rather than a portion of sloppy shepherd's pie that we were all … [Read more...] about Prince George starts school this week and you won’t believe what his dinners will look like
TOURISTS trapped on the hurricane-ravaged island of St Thomas say they were left stranded when a Marriott rescue ship refused to let non-guests board - even though they had "200 spare seats".As the 175mph winds approached the Caribbean resort, those left stuck on the dock turned to social media to vent their anger as the boat departed.The ship arrived and disappeared in the dark leaving dozens strandedNaomi Ayala was one of around 35 people on the devastated US Virgin Island, much of which had been cut off from main water supplies, electricity and gas.In a video showing the departing ship she can be heard saying: "This was a decision of Marriott who did not let us get on this boat so we could get on flights home."Instead we have to ride out Hurricane Jose when we just went through Hurricane Irma a few days ago."We don't have food or water, we are stranded."She later discovered the rescue boat - the Ferrie Del Caribe - could reportedly hold 1,800 passengers.Amanda Bentley was also … [Read more...] about Tourists on hurricane-hit Caribbean isle of St Thomas left ‘stranded’ when Marriott rescue ship refused to let non-guests board despite having ‘200 spare seats’
NIALL DEASY’S goal proved crucial for Ballyea, who reached their first All-Ireland club SHC final.Twelve points ahead with 11 minutes left, the Clare champions conceded seven points without reply.A late goal from Anthony Kelly then put just a point between the sides as St Thomas’ made a real fight of it in the closing stages.But Tony Kelly popped up with a late score to see Ballyea over the line.Deasy said: “It’s really hard to put it into words, it was almost gone from us in the finish. Our hearts were in our mouths there, we’re just delighted to get over the line.“It was hard looking at it. We couldn’t win a ball in the half-forward line but we got away with it in the end.” Recently called into the Clare senior squad, Deasy opened the scoring on seven minutes with a free from inside his own 65. He then doubled Ballyea’s lead a minute later.It took St Thomas’ until the 10th minute to get on the scoreboard with a point … [Read more...] about Ballyea 1-19 St. Thomas’ 2-14: Niall Deasy’s goal sends Munster champs to first All-Ireland Club SHC final
The office of "Thomascantor" - director of the St. Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig - has existed since 1518. To the present day, there have been 33 "Thomas" cantors. Bach was the 17th in this line of musical luminaries. His predecessor had died in the summer of 1722. But the city's leaders proved choosy and were after a Leipzig native for the post. They originally sought out Georg Philipp Telemann, at that time music director in Hamburg. But Telemann's employers upped his salary as an incentive to stay. Leipzig's city council arrived at Johann Christoph Graupner as a second choice. He was known as a fine man with good musical sensibilities, but Graupner's boss also didn't want to let him go. "Since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average," concluded councilman Abraham Christoph Plaz. One of the "mediocre" candidates in contention was Johann Sebastian Bach, then serving as orchestra director at the small court in Cöthen. Strings attached Three days … [Read more...] about 290 years ago: Bach becomes cantor of St. Thomas’ Church
This is one of the world’s oldest choirs. It was founded in Leipzig in 1212. The choir has achieved international fame through its association with many celebrated musicians and composers including Johann Sebastian Bach. It has fans the world over and sells to sold out venues in the US, Japan and Australia. The members of the choir are aged between ten and eighteen years old. Their daily lives follow a strict routine. They live at boarding school and learn the importance of community spirit. This film accompanies the choir members and their cantor Georg Christoph Biller for over one year. It shows what it is like to be a choir member and explains how music plays a prominent role in the development of these young people. The film shows that being a choir member requires discipline and the ability to withstand pressure. The young members of the choir often have to deal with homesickness but learn to enjoy life in a tight-knit community as they celebrate the works of one of the … [Read more...] about The Thomaner – A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys’ Choir of Leipzig
The Middle Ages weren't quite as dark as the eras that followed have tended to make them out to be. The period from roughly the 5th to 15th centuries also ushered in immense change and development, and Leipzig was a case in point. The city built up rapidly, and the economic upturn it experienced led to the establishment of the Saint Thomas Church in 1212.Reformation and revival In 1541, two years after the Reformation began in Leipzig, the church was torn down. But the Saint Thomas Cantor, the choir's director, continued to work hard to maintain the quality of the group's sound.A tough teacher: Bach Leipzig's Bach Museum is currently exhibiting a spectacular recent find, a book in which the Thomas choir members from 1730 to 1800 presented their personal CVs. Until a few weeks ago, the book was considered lost. But it may prove to be a key in solving some of the remaining mysteries in the biography of the greatest Saint Thomas cantor.Big celebrationsInto the future The Saint Thomas … [Read more...] about Celebrating 800 years: St. Thomas Boys Choir