In the lead up to Christmas we had three events this year to celebrate the end of term and the start of the festive holidays. One game-tastic event, and two music showcases. Big thanks to everyone that came to see what our students have been working on and to support creative education!
The Event Management students wanted to do things a little differently this year. They wanted to plan an end of term event with the fun-factor, and so Pixel 8 was born! Pixel 8 was a gaming themed event held at Rialto Theatre on Friday 8th December.
Pixel 8 was open to all students and staff at Dv8, friends and family. The event was free to all and featured gaming classics such as Halo and Soul Calibur on the original Xbox, Guitar Hero on the Wii, Golden Axe and Sonic the Hedgehog on the Megadrive and of course, a Mario Kart tournament that took centre stage.
Congratulations to our Mario Kart champion Reece! It was a close final but Reece just beat our runner up Calvin to the finish line and took the golden N64 controller as trophy, plus a voucher to spend at Ninja Game Den.
If video games aren’t quite your thing, the Events team also brought a number of pastime classics and set up the downstairs area as a board / card games room with the likes of Jenga, Uno, Connect 4 and Chess.
Bexhill Music Showcase at The De La Warr Pavilion
We had a lovely time on Wednesday 13th December over at The De La Warr Pavilion for our Bexhill student’s Christmas Fundraising Showcase. Thank you to everyone who performed, turned up to support our students and to those that organised the event. Beautiful and captivating performances throughout, everyone who played a part should be very proud! And to top the night off, we managed to raise £200 for the Unicef Yemen Relief Fund – thank you again to everyone who donated! See some of the pictures from the event in the slideshow above.
Brighton Christmas Music Showcase at Under the Bridge Studios
On the last day of term, students took a trip to the secret music studio that is Under the Bridge Studios to see the final show of the year. Music students from Levels 1, 2 & 3 all performed to a very tightly packed room of peers, friends and family. For many students it was their first time performing in front of an audience and we couldn’t be prouder to see everyone on stage showing what they’ve learnt over the last couple of terms. We also held a raffle with the proceeds going to The Clock Tower Sanctuary. We had prizes donated from the fantastic Clock Tower Cameras and Ackerman Music. The first place prize was an acoustic guitar very kindly donated by GAK and it was won by a very worthy winner, Music student Jacob. Take a look at some of the magic in the video above.