A busy few weeks for younger visitors at FCC

On Thursday 20th and also Thursday 27th June, FCC held Welcome Days for year 6 students. On each day, half of the September year 7 cohort visited Felpham for the day, to familiarise themselves with FCC and to take part in a number of activities including team games, food technology and music. It was great to see them all making friends, enjoying the activities and interacting with Felpham students.
On Monday 24th June, FCC held a year 5 Magic Day with Rose Green Junior school, with students working in our Religion Philosophy and Ethics department looking at ‘What would you wish upon a Stone’. The final year 5 Magic Day for the year then took place on Wednesday 26th June, this time with Edward Bryant – with students working in science to become Dragon Tamers!

Coming up for the rest of this term, FCC have New Intake Day on Wednesday 3rd July for the whole year group, and then New Intake Evening on the 8th July.

In addition to the above, FCC Sports Leader students have been busy working with primary schools to support their Sports Day events, and Felpham have also hosted events for primary students at FCC – like year 6 Bishop Tufnell students attending for Football Rounders last week.

So definitely a busy few weeks for younger students!

FCC Students Open Community Garden

On Thursday 20th June, the Arun Youth Council Representatives from Felpham Community College, attended the opening of the Community Garden they have been involved with since the beginning of this academic year.

Plans for the garden started back in October, working with other Youth Council Reps from The Regis, Angmering and Littlehampton Academy. Meeting regularly face-to-face with activity workshops, or via online planning meetings, they have spent time most weeks working on the project with Artswork.

Artswork is a national charity that supports, develops and delivers projects and programmes to help young people explore and fulfil their potential in arts, culture and heritage.

The group of students have spent the year planning the community project – from choosing to do the garden, to choosing the location of where it would best meet the needs of the public– The Phoenix Centre in Bognor – to designing what they wanted in it. They looked at various locations, worked with a landscaper and also worked with artists to design wall art for the space. They developed how they wanted the pond, the seating area, the information board, and a mosaic tiled patio area. The garden was officially opened on the 20th June, by the students and the Mayor of Bognor. Families of the students involved and the general public were invited to attend, to see the finished garden and appreciate all the hard work that had been put into it!

Felpham Community College also supported the event by providing entertainment – Manny Makinson performed to the group his crowd-pleasing balloon modelling act, and Eloise Lyons and Libby Wood (both year 12 students) who sang / played keyboard for the guests.

Tali Swain, Year 10 Student at FCC commented:
“It has been a great project to be involved with as we have actually seen the finished garden and how good it is! I opened the garden with a speech about everything we have done this year to help with it. Thank you to Artswork for giving us this opportunity.”

Students involved with the project: Harry Searle, Katie Pullen, Mia Blakeney, Tayla Petter, Tali Swain, Evie Colwell, Grace Dixon, Kurtis Allies

Felpham Community College supports the Arun Leisure Centre

The Friday Night Project is a supervised social multi-activity session for 11 – 16 year olds.
It’s a great place to meet new people or come along with friends and take part in a sport.
We offer a variety of activities including sports such as Badminton, Football, Basketball and Swimming.
You can even challenge a friend to a game of table tennis or pool!
Fridays, 7.00 – 9.00pm at the Arun Leisure Centre (term time only)
Only £4.40 per session

Felpham Community College welcome Korean visitors

Felpham Community College welcomed a group of international teachers at the end of May / beginning of June, as part of an exchange programme beween the South Korean government and Chichester University.

The South Korean teachers teach English as a second language back in their country. They came to the UK to gain a deeper understanding of the language, culture and educational system. During their time at FCC, they have completed observations of lessons within various departments of the school including English, modern languages and English as an additional language. They have also taught some lessons to FCC students – including how to write your name in Korean, tea tasting and environmentally friendly trades between the two nations.

Mrs Cauchy-Duval, Teacher of modern languages, commented:
“Our students have enjoyed the exchange and have learnt a lot about the culture and traditions of South Korea. A group of our FCC Student Councillors also had the opportunity to have a Q&A session with them, where they talked about life in Korea, education and politics, which everyone enjoyed. The teachers and the supervisors of the programme have complemented us on how well our students conduct themselves, and their participation and engagement.”