Eastleigh College recently hosted a festive Christmas Fayre for the local community, with all funds raised donated to the two chosen college charities, Make a Wish Foundation and the Salvation Army.
The Fayre included a variety of Christmas attractions, from stalls brimming with handmade Christmas gifts and homemade cakes to games and activities including ‘write a letter to Santa’ and ‘make your own reindeer food’. The evening also featured performances from Eastleigh College Dance and Stepping Out Academy of Performing Arts, and a Santa’s Grotto where children could meet Santa!
The event was organised by the College’s Event Management students as part of their assessment projects, and overall the students were really proud of what they achieved.
Event Management student Georgina commented on the event: " I think it went really well, the turnout was better than I expected. Santa's Grotto was busy and people really enjoyed watching the performances on stage, so overall it was a success."
"Planning and organising the event has taught me to always be prepared! You have to account for any scenario and make sure you know what to do when things don't go to plan. That way the event runs smoothly. "
Students and staff from Eastleigh College also donned their Christmas jumpers, hats, tinsel, flashing lights and face paint on the day to help raise money for the chosen charities.
Christmas Jumper day has raised £70.40 for the College charities Make a Wish Foundation and the Salvation Army, and the Christmas Fayre raised an impressive £400.
Merry Christmas from everyone at Eastleigh College!
Eastleigh College is still open during office hours although our main reception and entrance on Chestnut Avenue is closed until 7 September. This is part of our commitment to ensure strict social distancing measures remain in place in all areas. Looking forward to welcoming new learners during Enrolment Week ready for the start of the new term!
In a bid to support the Solent and South Hampshire’s economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastleigh College has launched an ambitious and collaborative pledge which aims to benefit individuals, employers and communities across the region. The pledge has been developed with support from a numbers of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth.