Students Perform 'This is us'
Eastleigh College Supported Learning Students took to the stage in front of a sell-out crowd to perform their annual arts showcase this year titled 'This is us.'
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."
Fairtrade Fortnight website provides wealth of resources for school pupils
A team of Eastleigh College learners has launched a dedicated website to promote a range of fun and inspiring educational online events and activities for children and young adults to raise awareness of Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight (22 Feb - 9 March). Schools, colleges, community groups and home-schooling parents are all being invited to use the resources including quiz nights, interactive learning sessions and a Fairtrade bake off competition as part of the work experience element of their course.
Demand for Healthcare and Nursing courses rises amid pandemic
Eastleigh College is reporting a third more school-leavers applying for its range of Health and Social Care courses, including the unique Pathway to Nursing course that the college runs in partnership with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The surge in demand for the Level 2 and Level 3 courses is being attributed to the coronavirus, and is in line with today’s news from the BBC that UCAS has witnessed record numbers of students applying to study nursing at universities.