Felpham Community College turns Magic…

Felpham Community College are celebrating after hosting 6 hugely popular ‘Magic Days’ for year 5 primary school students. Held over 2 weeks in June, it was great to get back to the events after 2 years of restrictions and proved hugely popular this year with a record number of students and staff attending – over 560 students and 36 visiting staff in total over the 6 days!.

This year we welcomed year 5 primary school students from Nyewood, Bersted Green, South Bersted, Edward Bryant, Downview, Rosegreen and Bishop Tufnell. The visiting students took part in a number of cross curricular activities led by the maths, science, computer science and drama departments.

Supported by our year 9 students, the year 5’s thoroughly enjoyed conjuring dragons in the science, solving mythical puzzles in maths, developing bloodcurdling spells in drama and creating their own computer games and animated creatures. The year 9 students were a big hit with all the visitors this year. As well as supporting the younger students in the activities, they were on hand throughout the events to answer questions about the school and the differences between primary and secondary education.

The days were a fantastic opportunity for students to experience a secondary school environment, meet Felpham teachers and students and try out some new equipment, activities and skills.

It is a busy term for younger students visiting Felpham, as well as the year 5 magic days, the year 6 students who are joining in September attend a welcome day, transition day and new intake evening. On welcome day they get to take part in taster lessons and learn about the schools Rights Respecting Schools ethos, visit the library and complete some curriculum activities. On transition day students find out their class for September and meet with their form tutor as well as getting familiar with the school campus. New intake evening is a chance for parents to meet Form Tutors and ask any questions, as well as sampling some canteen delights and having the opportunity to meet with the uniform suppliers and visit the school shop.

Mr Anstiss, Headteacher commented: “We have really enjoyed hosting the primary events this year and getting back to meeting the younger students face to face instead of virtual events. The students who have joined us for the day, both from year 5 and year 6, have been fantastic – it is great to see their enthusiasm with the activities and learning about secondary school life. Our FCC students helpers who have been on hand throughout to support the younger students have been brilliant and a real credit to FCC. We are now looking forward to welcoming our new year 7’s in September and we hope the magic day students come for another look round on our open evening on the 27th September.”