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Our 150 Year History

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A long history of continual improvement and success

The College was founded as a result of the generosity of some local residents and the project was supported by the seventh Duke of Devonshire too. Since then many other benefactors have contributed to its growth. Over the past 150 years, there has been continual investment in the school. From its formation in the 19th century to the present day, new buildings, new ideas and new technology have helped ensure that every generation of Eastbournians receive the best possible education.

Further details about the College’s history are available here   and a timeline of significant events is on display below.

As one of the final events to celebrate the College’s 150th anniversary, a unique event is taking place on College Field using the very latest laser video animation in the form of a 3D laser light show this autumn. 

3D Laser light show

A projection mapping show will bring 21st century technology to the College on the evening of Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November 2018. A spectacular video mapping show using the iconic setting of the Memorial Block is set to entertain the school and wider community. The free show at 7 p.m. is preceded by rock, pop and musical highlights live from the pavilion balcony as well as an outdoor screening of ‘the making of the project’ film. Livestreamed, we believe this show is a world first for a school.

Previous projects for LM Productions, who are masterminding the event, include “Feliz Navidad” in Madrid and “A moment of Vienna” in London.   

For those who missed the spectacular fireworks in February 2017 Watch our 150th anniversary fireworks celebrations.

 

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