Eastleigh College update - COVID-19 measures for week commencing Monday 29 November
On Saturday 27th November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the UK. On Sunday 28th November, the Department for Education published updated guidance for Colleges relating to the new temporary measures to slow down the spread of the variant. Therefore, from Monday 29th November 2021, it will be compulsory to wear face masks or coverings when stood up anywhere in College. We continue to encourage staff and learners to test twice weekly using lateral flow device (LFD) tests and to take up the offer of the vaccine, including boosters. Further information can be found on our Covid pages here.
Catering learner books place in Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge final
Level 3 Advanced Professional Catering learner Rishiram Chaudhary has emerged victorious in his Main Course competition heat to reach the final of the Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge. The final will be hosted in March at the Excel centre in London. Rishiram’s success caps off a competitive opening heat hosted at our own East Avenue restaurant. Students from both Eastleigh College and Highbury College took part, tasked with creating a main course from scratch in fifty minutes, including preparing, cooking and presenting a two course plated dish.
Hair and Beauty learners wow NHS staff with free treatments
NHS staff in the local area have enjoyed complementary treatments from our Hair and Beauty learners, as part of a dedicated December 2021 campaign to thank them for their work throughout the pandemic. A total of twelve NHS staff members signed up for the year-end initiative, with services on offer including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and haircuts. Learners from all levels of Hair and Beauty study were given the opportunity to participate, with Level 2 learners gaining first-time salon experience and Level 3 learners incorporating the campaign into their Wednesday afternoon commercial salon timetable slots.