Category: Education

Toynbee campaigners report missing sign

Campaigners battling for the introduction of a safe crossing outside Toynbee School are asking Hampshire County Council to replace a ‘School Ahead’ sign that has disappeared from Bodycoats Rd giving drivers no warning that children may be crossing. Last month local mum Suzy Woolford begged HCC for help ‘before someone is killed’ on Bodycoats Road…

Creme de la creme of work experience

Work experience is far more than just making a good cup of tea – unless, of course, you’re serving speciality tea at The Ritz in London. In which case, you best be skilled enough to make the finest tea in London! Which is exactly what Level 3 Patisserie student, Katie Woodford, spent her time doing…

MP’s college visit highlights need for training

  Eastleigh’s MP, Mims Davies, has helped to highlight the increasing need for more skilled workers in today’s construction industry with a visit to a specialist training centre within Eastleigh College. The Gas Assessment Centre at the college – also a satellite training centre for leading boiler manufacturer Baxi – offers significant training for students…

Eastleigh college students in hotel ‘takeover’

Holiday Inn, Eastleigh

Eastleigh’s Holiday Inn was the subject of a ‘takeover’ this weekend – by students! Almost 70 catering and hospitality students from Eastleigh College took over the running of a hotel for 26 hours this weekend. Every job at the three star hotel on Passfield Avenue had been shadowed by a student who took on roles in…

Thornden pupils raise £7,500 for Canine Partners

Pupils from Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford have raised an impressive £7,500 for Canine Partners – an organisation that trains dogs to assist people with disabilities. The cash has enabled the charity to purchase golden retriever Heskey and put him through the early stages of his training to become a canine partner and change the life…

Barton Peveril students celebrate exam success

Ten thousand students studying at Hampshire’s colleges and sixth forms are celebrating their exam success following the release of this year’s results for A-level examinations and vocational qualifications. According to Hampshire County Council provisional results reported so far by the colleges, school sixth forms and training providers indicate that the post-16 students have been successful…

Poet will inspire Jane Austen house visitors

Jane Austen’s beautiful former house and garden at Chawton will be inspiring another female writer this summer as the museum has appointed a poet in residence. During August and September Maura Dooley will be working with Hampshire’s Jane Austen House Museum on a number of writing related projects. Maura, who teaches at Goldsmiths College and…

‘Beach Scene’ impresses Education Secretary

A stunning piece of artwork by an 18 year old  Barton Peveril student has caught the eye of The Secretary of State for Education, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Emily Singleton’s first oil painting, entitled ‘Beach Scene’, was selected for an Association of Colleges Fine Art Exhibition at the House of Commons. The Association of Colleges received hundreds…

Fashion Students Exhibited at Olympia

A Barton Pevil student has finished runner-up in the National Fashion Textiles Competition and has also been shortlisted for the Batsford Prize.  Fiona Ward’s “Junky styled creation with Mexican military influences” impressed  judges at the National Fashion Textiles Competition and her success in that competition was announced at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, held at Olympia…

Helpline ready for A-level results day

Careers advisers from the Exam Results Helpline will be on-hand from 8am on Thursday 15 August (A level results day) to provide valuable careers information and advice to students and their parents across the UK who receive higher or lower A level results than expected, and who don’t know what to do next. Delivered by…

Big Night For Student Witches

Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College took student amateur dramatics to a completely new level this evening, raising the standard with one of the most spellbinding performances that the Nuffield Theatre has ever hosted. The opening night of Barton Peveril’s production of The Witches of Eastwick, which was also one of the first amateur productions of this…

Barton Brainboxes meet Braniac Boffin…

In a very quiet shed, somewhere within the Barton Peveril College campus, well away from the Art Show, well away from the ongoing preparations, anticipation and excitement (n.b. a gross understatement, so we’re led to believe..!)  for The Witches of Eastwick, some engineering students are also celebrating success. Four Engineering Education Scheme students from Barton Peveril…

Textiles Exhibition at Eastleigh College

Patchwork, embroidery and quilting were on display at Eastleigh College’s Stitched Textiles Summer Exhibition recently. Students from various textiles courses showcased some elaborate and intricate pieces of work at the three-day event, which was held at the Eastleigh College’s Desborough Campus. For her Level 2 City and Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting course, Linda Middleton created…

Barton Peveril hope for ‘Nobel’ Prize…

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh  say they expect that a new environmentally friendly building that is currently under construction will attract an “Excellent” rating when it is BREEAM assessed. The Nobel Building is part of a £4.2 million investment in facilities at the college and is on course for completion by July. It…

Professional Dancers Inspire Students

Two professional dancers who participated in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics have recently led workshops for A-level Dance students at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh. The workshops at Barton Peveril College were led by Jose Agudo and Andrej Petrovic, who are rehearsal directors from the Akram Khan Dance Company.   Jose and Andrej were among 50…