Category: Education

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…

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

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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

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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…

Local girls dance success

Two young Eastleigh dancers are celebrating success at the annual Southampton Stage Dance Festival. Emelia Adams (8) and Lidia Slominski (9) won the gold medal for their age group dancing a character duet entitled ‘Peter Pan and his Shadow” which adjudicator Judith Vardy described as “well sychronised” and “charming”. The girls said they were thrilled…

Eastleigh College House ‘Outstanding’

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Staff and students of Eastleigh College celebrate the outcome of their latest Ofsted Assessment Three years after being assessed as ‘Outstanding’, the highest achievable grade, Eastleigh College’s College House is once again celebrating an ‘Outstanding’ result following its latest Ofsted inspection. The short-notice full inspection found the quality of the College’s provision has improved further,…

Eastleigh students clelebrate success

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  Eastleigh College celebrated another successful year for students and staff with their 2011 Annual Awards ceremony last week. College staff, governors and business partners gathered together at the College’s main campus to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the staff and students.   Among the many awards presented, several students were awarded the prestigious Governors’…