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