MORE than 6,000 visitors attended East Sussex College Open Events in Lewes, Eastbourne and Hastings.

The college opened its doors to students from all over East Sussex during the Open Event season so that they could have a look at what the college has to offer once they have finished secondary school.

The college campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes, and the three campuses in Hastings, gave students the opportunity to have a good look at the facilities, talk to tutors, current students and alumni, and get involved with activities put on by each subject area.

The Open Events kicked off in Lewes on 5th October and took place right through November, ending on 6th December in Hastings.

In Eastbourne and Lewes, guests heard live acoustic performances from music students Cat Rose, Morgan James and Jack Weston.

In Eastbourne they were able to sample mocktails as Hospitality and Catering students put on a cocktail masterclass, and they were able to see a life-size Dalek, as the Engineering students presented their latest project.

At the Station Plaza campus in Hastings, visitors arrived on the scene of a road traffic collision which brought together elements from the Make-up Artistry, Motor Vehicle, and Public Service courses.

They were put through their paces during a range of fitness testing, and they were able to understand the importance of having a balanced and healthy diet in the college kitchens.

In Lewes, visitors were able to see the performing arts subjects in action as current students put on a range of theatre and dance performances.

The visiting students were also given all-access tours of the art studios and workshops, and were able to listen to performances by students from the East Sussex Academy of Music.

Clive Cooke, CEO of East Sussex College said: “It was fantastic to see so many people come along to see what is on offer.”