Felpham Community College held their annual Youth Action Week this year from the 11th – 15th July. This was a brilliant week full of activities – with the aim to fund raise and have fun at the end of the school year. Year events took place on the Monday and Tuesday afternoons, including literature hunts, football tournaments, a summer fair, rounders, badminton, gaming rooms, films and even a colour run!
On the Wednesday was the sponsored swim at the Arun Leisure Centre, which was as usual a popular event, especially with the recent heat wave. Over 70 students and staff and their dogs were due to walk 10 miles on the Thursday, this has been postponed to next term due to the heat. Other activities included sponge a teacher – with Mrs Marques-Darling, Mr Summers and Mr Davies kindly volunteering to be soaked by sponges and even buckets of water. A tuck shop, run by the year 12 Charity Committee, ran every day selling a wide variety of refreshments – including selling out of 500 pick and mix bags and 300 ice pops!
Year 12 students are getting involved and are hosting their own year event on Wednesday 20th July – a primary school sports day which will see teams battling it out to win the trophy in the egg and spoon race, bean bag throwing and the muchly anticipated tug of war. The final event of Youth Action 2022 will be the non-school uniform day held on the 21st July, where students and staff will be encouraged to pay a £1 donation to wear what they want for the day.
Mr Anstiss, Headteacher commented:
“We have had a really busy and productive school year and the Youth Action week has been a great chance to let off some steam, have fun and fundraise for some excellent charities. It has been great to see students out enjoying themselves in the glorious sunshine. This year the school community voted to support Chestnut Tree House, Macmillan Cancer Support, Blue Cross for Pets and improving outdoor facilities for students at FCC. Money is still being collected and counted, but the aim is to raise over £3000. A massive thank you to all the students, parents / carers and staff for their support with our charity programme for this academic year – we have done so much and we couldn’t do it without everyone’s support”
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