Eastleigh College Chief Executive, Tony Lau-Walker and College House Manager Tracey McAdam, were this month presented with their Queens Honours by The Princess Royal at an investiture ceremony held at Windsor Castle.
Tony, who was recognised in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his outstanding services to further education said:
"The day at Windsor Castle with The Princess Royal was full of splendour and ceremony. It was well organised and made everyone there feel special. It was a real celebration of achievement for the seventy-nine recipients, their families and friends."
Tracey, who was recognised in the 2013 Queen's New Year's Honours list for her outstanding services to education said:
"I really enjoyed the investiture at Windsor Castle. It was wonderful to talk to Princess Anne, who was very interested in Eastleigh College and its work at College House".
Highly appreciative of the honour and occasion, Tony added:
"I was so pleased that both Tracey and I received our awards on the same day. The Princess Royal noted that two recipients came from the same college and asked how special Eastleigh College was to achieve double recognition in the Honours List.
"We both thank all the staff who work so hard at the College to deliver a quality provision and succeed so well in meeting individual learner needs".
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'.