Theatre success for FCC students!

Drama students from years 9 and 11 at Felpham Community College took to the stage at the Mayflower Theatre Studios, Southampton, on the 27th April.

Performing their adaption of the National Theatre scripted play, ‘Find a Partner’, the drama group have been working on their performance since October as an extra-curricular activity. At the end of March, they performed to a mentor director from the National Theatre, who gave them feedback and ideas to work on before their final performance at the Mayflower Studios. The students then took part in a puppetry and ensemble workshop at the Southampton Studios with an industry professional, before running their technical and dress rehearsal in April.

Miss Coney, Curriculum Leader for drama commented: “Our group have put in so much time and effort and have worked really hard on their performance. After 2 years of no theatre, it was amazing to get students back on a ‘real’ stage and performing to a packed audience. Well done to everyone who took part – you were a credit to FCC and the skills you have developed have been phenomenal.”

Ruby Hobbs, year 12 student commented: “It was so much fun to finally perform what we had been working on for months, and to perform to an audience after nearly 2 years of restrictions. I am looking forward to studying performing arts in the sixth form now!”

Raising money for The British Red Cross

On Friday 27th May, Felpham Community College celebrated the end of a busy half term by holding a non-school uniform day, raising money for The British Red Cross and improving outdoor facilities for students at FCC.

Sixth formers got involved and wore their PJs!

Georgia Robson, Student Leadership in charge of Charity at FCC commented: “Students enjoy non-school uniform days as it is a chance for them to express their individuality, and raise some money for some excellent charities. Sixth form students don’t wear uniform but we still wanted to get involved, so we decided to wear our PJs for the day! We have a really busy charity programme throughout the year, supporting charities chosen by our students. Next half term we are holding our biggest event – Youth Action Week – and we are busy now preparing everything for it, to make it a great week for students and fundraise as much as possible!”