Commenting on the fundraising, Islay King, Schools and Charities Co-ordinator said, "B&Q are one of the main partners of BBC Children in Need and we were delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for the Eastleigh College beauty students to come up to the Store Support Office and help us fundraise. We are hoping to smash our head office target of £5,000 to meet B&Qs total pledge of over £500,000."
Liberty Pitman, Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy student added, "I've enjoyed going out of College and now practising what we've learnt in a different environment. It's been fun meeting people outside of College today."
Vanessa Parker, Beauty Lecturer, added, "Events like these are great for the students as it gets them out of the classroom and into industry. It's helping the College build links with a local employer, promoting our beauty therapy services and, of course, BBC Children in Need is a fantastic charity to support".
To find out more about our Beauty full-time courses visit our Beauty careers page or to book an appointment at the College Hair and Beauty Salon, telephone 023 8091 1028.
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.