This weekend on Saturday 19th September, Eastleigh College students took to the parade to celebrate the annual Eastleigh Mardi Gras!
Hospitality and Catering students were serving up some delicious pancakes, brownies and biscuits, as well as promoting our brand new restaurant, East Avenue.
East Avenue will be run by our Catering students, and gives them an opportunity to gain experience in a real-life customer environment. The restaurant will be opening soon and the students are excited to get started in such a great facility – be sure to check back to see our progress.
Our Dance students were also at the Mardi Gras, surprising passers-by with their talent in a flash-mob style! The students broke into dance to Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’, which gave a fresh twist to the 1940s-themed celebration.
Our students are always getting involved in events, so don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media pages where we will be sharing all the recent news from the 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'.