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.
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'.