Category: Education

Barton Peveril students win science award

A group of students from Eastleigh have won an award at a regional science fair for an electromagnetics project. The Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students were runners-up in the regional heats of the Intermediate Engineering/Technology category of the National Science and Engineering Competition at the Big Bang South East science fair in Crawley. David…

Botley school pool nominated for Kumho cash

With the Olympic Torch passing through the neighbouring cities of Southampton and Portsmouth this weekend, the whole nation looking forward to the Olympic Games and many also thinking about the legacy of those games, local campaigners in Botley are busy trying to save the swimming pool at the local Primary School… No longer funded by Central or Local Government, the pool has [until…

Not too late to apply for Uni

If  you, or your son or daughter is considering a university or college application in 2012, now is the time to act. The UCAS deadline – 30 June – is only one day away. The ‘on time’ deadline for guaranteed consideration passed on 15 January, but UCAS will still send applications to institutions if they…

Winners and losers in Hedge End’s fees review

Hedge Ends Recreation & Amenities Committee have approved some changes to their structure of fees for hall hire, which will have the effect of increasing the costs to one of the Mayors charities by 32%. A review of all fees is currently underway in Hedge End, with a small working group looking first at the fees charged for sports pitches,…

College goes the extra mile to support youth employment!

One of the major challenges facing young people today is making the transition from school, college or university into employment. As part of it’s commitment to supporting students’ career progression, Eastleigh College held a ‘Meet the Employer’ event on Wednesday, with 18 local employers recruiting for new Apprenticeship vacancies. An enthusiastic audience of over 160…

Titanic commemorated at Red Carpet restaurant

To commemorate the centenary of the loss of the Titanic, Eastleigh College’s Hospitality and Catering students incorporated special events, themed menus and period outfits into their evening services at the Red Carpet Restaurant. The restaurant also featured an exhibition of art and photography from Year 10 students at Quilley School of Engineering, along with a…

Travel no barrier to education!

With the reduction of EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance), Eastleigh College has recognised a need for students to be supported with travel costs to enable them to access the further education of their choice. As a result, a new Travel Bursary has been developed, and will be available to students who live more than 3 miles…

Smoke and Fire for local students

Two groups of students from Eastleigh College have been fighting fires and rescuing passengers from smoke filled aeroplanes at Southampton Airport, as part of a training exercise with the airport’s resident fire crew last week. Many of the Level 3 BTEC Travel & Tourism students will go on the train as Cabin Crew, and this was…

Hair-Raising the Titanic!

Eastleigh College’s Level 3 Hairdressing students demonstrated their considerable talents with a Titanic-themed catwalk show and competition. Inspired by the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the students amazed the jam-packed audience with a range of looks from the era which included high bouffant up-do’s, feathers, hair pieces, exquisite ball gowns and…

Youth Conference at Civic Offices

Sixty pupils representing Eastleigh’s secondary schools and colleges recently attended a conference at Eastleigh’s Civic Offices. The conference was organised by Eastleigh Borough Council in co-operation with Eastleigh Safety Partnership and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, and it covered topics such as such as cyber bullying,  sexting and grooming. Speakers at the conference included…

Kyrle suggests Botley School will be unsustainable

Recent controversy about Cllr Rupert Kyrle’s suggestion that Botley School was under threat of closure [Reported here on Eastleigh News] came to a head at the Hedge End, West End and Botley (HEWEB) Local Area Committee this evening. Conservative campaigner, Paul Redding, referred to the recent controversy and asked Cllr Rupert Kyrle the direct question…

Eastleigh Students meet cult film artist

Eastleigh College’s Visual & Creative Arts department was host to Britain’s pre-eminent film artist, Guy Sherwin, last week as he came to deliver a lecture and 16mm camera-less film workshop. The students, all from the Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma course, were fortunate to have the opportunity to spend the day with Guy learning about 16mm film…

We’re NOT closing!

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A head teacher in Botley has denied suggestions that her school is in danger of closing. Sian Tomlin, the head of Botley School was forced to write to worried parents after they had received a letter from Botley Cllr Rupert Kyrle claiming the school was in danger of closure if more houses were not built…

Local students land airport role

Three Eastleigh College Travel and Tourism students were thrilled after landing themselves permanent jobs with leading global provider of aviation ground services, Servis Air. The students will be based at Southampton Airport undertaking the role of Passenger Service Agents, which includes dealing with the passenger check-in process. After successfully completing the rigorous interview process, the…

Heavy metal thieves rock college

Thieves with a liking for heavy metal have stolen around £5000 worth of lead from the roof at Eastleigh College in Cranberry Road in the town. It’s believed to have happened overnight on Wednesday August, 17 but could have happened any time during the last three weeks of the school holidays. A large amount of…