Charity collection for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust

Felpham Community College have ended a jammed packed  term by holding a non-school uniform day, raising money for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust.

FCC host a number of charity events throughout the academic year, organised by the sixth form charity committee. Students and staff nominate in the Autumn Term what charities they would like to support over the year, with a variety of local, national and international charities being shortlisted and then voted for. The non-school uniform day on the 8th April was raising money for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust and also school funds to improve outdoor facilities for students at FCC. Sixth form students got involved on the day and were encouraged to wear pastel colours in support of Spring!

As well as the non-school uniform day collection, FCC has also held donation drives this term for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and Ukraine. The Ukraine collection was a collaborative effort with the local community, organised through JW Sports in Bognor Regis.

Phebe Allies, year 13 student and Student Leadership i/c of Charity commented: “Non-school uniform days are a good way to raise money and promote some excellent charities. Student voice has indicated that students would like more facilities at break and lunch around the school site – for example benches and seating areas – so we are raising money for the school community as well as The Snowdrop Trust, to go towards what our students have requested.”

Photo – Some of the sixth form charity committee who collect in the donations

For more information on The Sussex Snowdrop Trust, please visit The Sussex Snowdrop Trust – Care at Home for Children

Pallant House Gallery exhibition

30 students, across year groups at Felpham Community College, are celebrating having their art work selected for a public exhibition at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.

The students, from years 7 through to 12, are having their work showcased as part of an exhibition entitled ‘Model Gallery of the Future.’ They were tasked with making a small artwork on only a 10x10cm canvas. From the successful 30 FCC entries, five students will have their work selected to be exhibited in a central part of the gallery – the Maquette.

Mrs Tompkins, Curriculum Leader for Art and Photography commented: “Congratulations to everyone who has had their work selected, and in particular the five students chosen for the Maquette – Matvejus Fjodorovas (year 7), Dulcie Middleton (year 8), and Darcie Windsor, Elliot Gettings and Kurtis Allies (all from year 10). On the 5th and 6th April we presented everyone who has been selected with a certificate at a celebration event as we are really proud of what they have achieved. Having your work shown in a gallery is something so many people can only aspire to, and at FCC we have 30 students achieving this success this year! Well done to everyone who took part. We are all hoping to go and see the exhibition when it opens.”

Willow-Rose Hite, year 12 student commented: ”It was fun to come up with my design as it had to be really small! I am looking forward to going to the exhibition myself and showing my family.”

The exhibition runs from the 8th to 24th April at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and is open to the public, please click on the link for more information  Pallant House Gallery | Home