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 ‘Around the World in Sixty Minutes’.
Over 60 students, aged between 16-21 years old, all with learning disabilities and studying on full-time courses at the College, presented a lively evening of dance, theatre, song and art against a background of music based from around the globe to celebrate the Olympic year. Dance styles included contemporary, jazz, street dance, dance-drama, slapstick, mime and freestyle.
Elise currently studies Preparation for Life and Work, and is looking forward to starting a course in Catering in September. Commenting on the show this year, she said, “I’m loving it! I look forward to this every year and I’m sad this is my last year. My favourite part of the show this year is the finale, because we all get to join in on stage together.”
Team Leader for Supported Learning, 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 devising set pieces to improvisation work and costume making. All their effort has paid off - they’ve put on terrific performances!”
For more information about Eastleigh College Supported Learning courses including Skills for Independence and Work, Preparation for Life and Work, Building Independence and The Foundation Course, visit our courses page.
Eastleigh College is still open during office hours although our main reception and entrance on Chestnut Avenue is closed until 7 September. This is part of our commitment to ensure strict social distancing measures remain in place in all areas. Looking forward to welcoming new learners during Enrolment Week ready for the start of the new term!
In a bid to support the Solent and South Hampshire’s economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastleigh College has launched an ambitious and collaborative pledge which aims to benefit individuals, employers and communities across the region. The pledge has been developed with support from a numbers of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth.