Eastleigh College staff and students took to the stage yesterday to perform the Comic Relief 'Big Dance' in front of a packed out audience. For the first time, college lecturers and support staff worked with Dance students to perform a compilation mix of some all-time favourite songs, including 'Grease Lightning', 'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson and MC Hammers 'You can't touch this'. The idea was inspired by this year's Comic Relief Danceathon fundraiser.
The routine took weeks of rehearsals and proved to pay off as it was thoroughly enjoyed by the crowd of college staff and students, who were cheering and
singing along! Efforts resulted in a total of £130 being raised in aid of Comic Relief.
Level 2 Dance student, Joey Finch, was one of the students performing on stage and talked about rehearsing with staff. Joey said:
"At first it was quite challenging as most of the staff had never been on stage or performed in front of an audience. I was really pleased with how it went and everyone loved it!"
Trevor Maskall, Computer Science lecturer, performed to the American country classic song 'Cotton-eyed Joe' and commented:
"It's been good fun. It's been interesting working with the students on the dance routines but it was a great laugh!"
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'.