Summer Arts at FCC – What a fabulous event!

The Felpham Community College Summer Arts evening is a firm favourite in the school school calendar. Held on Thursday 13th July, it was a fabulous evening showcasing the amazing talents FCC students have across year groups within music, textiles, photography, art, dance, drama and poetry.

Ms Kelly, Acting Headteacher commented:
“We have run this event for over 10 years (except for during the pandemic), and this was one of our busiest ones yet. The wealth of talent on show was fabulous – from musicians playing in the cafeteria, to fine art, design and technologies on show in the hall and reception, to poetry being read in the Media Centre. So much positive feedback was received on the evening from the people who attended. It was great to see students showing their families their hard work, and also having the local community, Governors and staff attend to help us celebrate the academic year and how talented our students are.”

Youth Action Week 2023

Felpham Community College hosted a fun-filled week of activities as part of their annual ‘Youth Action Week’.

Each year group were given an afternoon off timetable, where they were able to choose an activity to take part in to help fundraise. A wide variety of year group activities took place across the week, including football and rounders tournaments, gaming, art and craft activities, board games, films and even karaoke!

As well as the year group activities, there was a ‘Sponsored Swim and Inflatable Fun’ session which over 80 students chose to take part in on the Wednesday morning, and a ‘Sponge the Teacher’ on Thursday lunchtime which proved very popular!  There was also a Tuck Shop, run by the Sixth Form Charity Committee, selling a wide variety of treats, which was very busy every day and had completely sold out by Friday morning. A ‘Colour Run’ was also held after school on the Wednesday, where students could throw powdered paint at each other and celebrate individuality. The final two Youth Action events are the non-school uniform day, being held on the 21st July, and the Sponsored Dog Walk which will take place next term.

The week was about students having some fun at the end of a busy hard-working year, whilst fundraising for the charities they democratically voted for in September. This year, students chose The Rocking Horse, Cancer Research UK and The British Heart Foundation.

Ms Kelly, Acting Headteacher, commented:
“It has been a really busy week and great to see students enjoying themselves and also raising money for charity at the same time. One of our students has fundraised over £300 himself as part of the Sponsored Swim, and the Sixth Form Charity Committee ran a tight business ship with the tuck shop – making a fantastic profit and gaining great entrepreneurial skills at the same time. We are still collecting in the money, but we have raised over £3500 so far, with the non-uniform day and sponsored dog walk still to add in, which is fantastic. Thank you to all the students and their families for supporting the week as we could not have done it without you all!

Cancer Research UK         British Heart Foundation          Rocking Horse Children’s Charity

Sixth Form Summer Ball

Year 12 and 13 students celebrated the end of a busy and successful year by attending the annual Felpham Community College Summer Ball.

Held on Friday 7th July at Fontwell Race Course, it was a chance to relax and unwind as a sixth form and have some fun celebrating the end of the academic year.

Ms Kelly, Acting Headteacher commented:
“The evening was a lovely end to the exam season and it was great to see so many students, and FCC staff, enjoying themselves. Year 12 and 13 have both worked really hard this year and this was an ideal opportunity for everyone to let their hair down – it was an amazing night for amazing group of young people”

Year 11 Prom – A red carpet affair event!

On the evening of Friday 30th June, Felpham Community College hosted their hotly anticipated Year 11 Prom.

Cheered on by family, friends and staff, students arrived in style to a  glamourous red-carpet entrance.  It was a fantastic evening full of glitz and glamour, awards and dancing.

Ms Kelly, Acting Headteacher commented:
“The Prom is a great way to celebrate the end of the exam season and all the hard work our students have completed over the last few months. Everyone looked amazing. We are now looking forward to seeing them back for results day in August, and welcoming them back to the sixth form in September!”