Around 70 students, aged between 16-21, all with learning disablities and studying on full-time courses at the College, presented a lively evening of dance, theatre, song and arts against a variety of popular classics, including the Kaiser Chiefs 'I predicts a riot', 'Grease lightnin' and 'Singing in the rain'. The show included a range of dance styles such as contemporary, jass, street, dance-drama, slapstick, mime and freestyle.
Amy Barnes, who was previously on one of the Supported Learning courses and now studies the Skills for Employment course, made a guest performance in the show. Amy commented: "I loved taking part in it! I've done the show many times before it's always great fun. The staff are so good at organising everyone and working in teams is great fun."
Supported Learning Manager, Sharon Priest, said: "The students have worked really hard since the rehearsals started back in November. They have been fully involved in all aspects of the show, from Choreography, singing, dancing, improvisation, filming, artwork and catering. All their effort has paid off - their performances have been fantastic and I am so proud of them."
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'.