Felpham Community College raises money for the NSPCC

Felpham Community College have completed a busy and productive half term by holding a non-school uniform day, fundraising for the NSPCC.

Held on Friday 24th May, students and staff were invited to pay £1 and wear non-uniform, with everyone being encouraged to wear green in support of the NSPCC logo. Student Council Reps supported the fundraising by helping to collect in the donations, and the Sixth Form ‘Make a Difference’ committee co-ordinated and promoted the event.

It has been a busy Spring term at Felpham with charity work, with the Charity Talent Show taking place just before Easter and a group of our students also supporting the ‘Save The Post Office’ evening event at the beginning of May.

Imogen Orde, Student Leadership in charge of Charity commented:

“We hold lots of charity events throughout the year and it is a great way to raise awareness, have fun and fundraise at the same time. We are now busy preparing for the busy and popular Youth Action Week which takes place in July.”

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FCC Students Support Local Charity Event

On Tuesday 14th May, a group of FCC students supported a local community charity event, held at St Mary’s Centre in Felpham Village.

‘Save the Felpham Post Office’ – a local community initiative, held the event as part of their ongoing campaign. The sold-out event was ‘An Audience with Bill Nighy’.

A group of year 12 FCC students helped with the setting up of the event and welcoming guests. They also provided, along with a student from year 8, the musical entertainment for the beginning of the evening. Karina Natkinis – year 8 student, and Eloise Lyons and Libby Wood – both from year 12, performed their winning pieces from the hugely popular ‘Felpham’s Got Talent’ show which took place last term in support of the campaign.

The evening was a fantastic success and it was brilliant that our FCC students were able to join in. They were also lucky enough to meet Bill Nighy and chat to him about all thing’s showbiz!

Year 8 students win national competition!

Congratulations to Bella Cook and Athena Maltby, both year 8 students at Felpham Community College, who have joined other writers around the county with their winning entries to the ‘Screen Your Story 2024’ national competition.

‘Screen Your Story’ runs annually, giving young people the opportunity to submit a story of 1500 words – with this year’s theme being ‘an unforgettable place’. Entries are split into age categories, with FCC submitting 200  this year. Nationally, thousands of stories were submitted across the age ranges. The winning entries chosen by the judges are then published in a book – ‘Stories from the Young’.

As well as being published, the winners are invited to a Gala in London at the end of June where they are presented with a copy of the book. One overall winner from the book – announced at the Gala – will have their story made into a film later this year.

Mrs Wills, Assistant Curriculum Leader for English, commented:
Well done girls, your stories were brilliant and thoroughly deserve to be published! Good luck with the Gala, we are keeping our fingers crossed that one of yours is the winning one which is going to be made into a film. An FCC student won this prize previously so we want to go for it again!”