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!
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'.