#GreenforGrenfell

On Friday 23rd June Fulham College went Green for Grenfell in order to raise funds for those affected by the fire in Grenfell Tower.

The students and staff came to school wearing as much Green as possible and donated money for this cause.   Students made and sold cakes in various shades of green. Also a team of students made green ribbon badges for our school and for various primary schools in the borough to sell and show support for the community.

The event was picked up by the media with articles in newspapers as well as being interviewed on  Breakfast News for the  BBC, 6pm news on Channel 5 and the news on ITV where our students were very eloquent and did the school proud. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08vd155/breakfast-23062017   See the school interview at 1:34 and another at 2:51

http://www.prweek.com/article/1437136/schools-launch-organic-greenforgrenfell-social-media-campaign

The amount raised by Fulham College Boys' School  (so far) is £750 withdonations still coming in.

Y8 Championship Plate Final 21/5/17

Massive congratulations to the FCBS Y8 Football team who emerged victorious over a very tough, well drilled Burlington Danes Academy team in the QPR 11 a-side Championship Plate finals at QPR Stadium Loftus Road.

0-0 at half time, after both teams pressed tirelessly to take that first valuable goal lead in very warm humid conditions.  FCBS broke the deadlock midway into the second half with a perfectly delivered cross from team captain Oliver finding Tahweed to head home that all important opening goal.

With little option, against the clock, Burlington Danes needed a quick goal in response to keep their championship campaign alive, and were almost rewarded for their efforts only for Hossam with a superbly timed tackle within his own penalty area to deny what could have been a certain equaliser 3 minutes before time, however FCBS remained focused and disciplined until the final whistle to claim their 2nd title for the season 2016/17, with the final score 1 - 0, and man of the match Tahweed. An excellent effort and performance by all.
 

Waterstones Y7 Trip 26/4/2017

On April 26, 2017 a group of us children set off towards a shop for book-lovers called ‘Waterstones’.  The one we toured was situated in the heart of Central London – Trafalgar Square precisely – in the shadow of Nelson’s Column, under the arches of The Grand Building.  Waterstones welcomes book lovers from London and all over the world.  We left at specifically 11:43 am, took the 220 bus to Hammersmith Station and had a 27 minute journey to Embankment Station.  We ambled to the 3-storey book shop, consisting of all types of books – comedy, kids, cookery, science, politics, business, economics and so much more.

 As the trip was for ACHIEVEing students we had the privilege of choosing a book of our choice.  Everyone chose their cherished books.  We finished our main activities and therefore all of us could designate their next place to go – a Lego shop (the biggest Lego store), the biggest M&M store and a Nickelodeon centre.  To top it all off we ate at a restaurant near the distinguished Nelson statue.  We had an extravagant day.

 Ali Rawashdeh (7F)

QPR School League Championship Winners

With favourable conditions and a very keen and well prepared FCBS team, the stage was set for West London’s top two Year 10 School teams (Fulham College Boys' School and Hammersmith Academy) to play for the ultimate prize.

FCBS started the game with vigour and purpose, passing and moving, creating an early sense of control and always looking dangerous within our opponents half. A venomous  strike from Leon rattled the cross bar sending an early message of clear intent, however the score remained level within the first 10 minutes.

With sustained pressure FCBS were rewarded with a fabulous goal from Liam to take a 1-0 lead in the first half.

Yuusuf doubled the score line before half time with a silky finish to place FCBS in a very favourable position to restart the 2nd half.

Feeling good....with a great team spirit, however never underestimating our opponents, we remained firmly with our original game plan.

Hammersmith came out for the second half in search of a quick goal in order to change the complexion of the game, however our defence held firm and disciplined, denying Hammersmith a breakthrough.

FCBS worked a third well-crafted goal; Yuusuf with a teasing run and cross finding Jordan  to score from close range, to wrap up the game within the final few minutes.  The final score 3 - 0.

FCBS ....CHAMPIONS!! 2016/17

William Morris English Conference

A fantastic day was experienced by a group of lucky Year 10 and 11 pupils at William Morris Sixth

Form this month.  Students had been invited to a creative writing workshop led by famous teenage fiction author: Bali Rai.  Bali spoke to the boys and girls about his influences for writing and what makes good fiction.  The students came up with some inspiring writing – they will certainly be performing well in their English exam after such a brilliant workshop!

ACHIEVE LIBRARY VISITS

On ACHIEVE Day, Year 7 explored their local community by attending three local libraries.  This was an opportunity for them to enrol and see what is available to them locally.  The students really embraced the day, looking for chances to ACHIEVE and show their commitment to learning outside of school as well as inside. 10 lucky winners that proved themselves to be committed to ACHIEVING on the day will be headingto Waterstones with our Head teacher Ms Brooks so she can buy them all a book!

Y11 POETRY WORKSHOP

This brilliant workshop reinvigorated the poetic interests and joy of word play of Year 11 students as they prepare to take on the AQA or Edexel poetry anthologies. This early engagement half-day poetry workshop had a direct impact on pupils understanding and enjoyment of the anthology poems as well as improving their academic work in their G.C.S.E module.

These AQA workshops really helped our students to engage with poetry and realise the joy and power of language again. They came back to class re-invigorated and ready to learn.  These sessions are something different and touch the parts that other booster sessions do not.

Y9 PRISON ME! - NO WAY!

Prison Me! No-Way! is a national educational charity with a core aim of raising awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. The programme, delivered to Year 9 on ACHIEVE day was led by a team professionals from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds working in the justice system; they were top quality, accessible, flexible, effective and available right across the country.

The boys were educated about the consequences of making bad choices; the message was clear about the penalties you pay for poor choices in life.  Year 9 were attentive and constructive throughout the day.  When it comes to telling the truth and getting its message across constructively, PMNW! certainly takes no prisoners!

Disneyland Paris

On 8th February 2017,  11 Year 9 and Year 10 boys from FCBS and 11 Year 9 and Year 10 girls from FCGS went to the Study Experience ICT Conference at Disneyland Paris.  

Arriving at the Cheyenne Hotel in Disney was very exciting.  The first seminar took place in the IMAX cinema. This was the best seminar as it was about how Disney uses ICT to operate its rides and make them as thrilling, and safe, as possible for their customers. We also learnt how the light show, which is projected onto the Disney castle every night, was created. The second seminar that we attended was interesting. We saw how much ICT based security is used for the Disney website and how important databases are for storing all of their information. After this, we spent some time in the theme park then eventually it was back to the hotel for dinner and a good nights sleep. The trip was very enjoyable and we all learnt a lot about ICT and how it is used to make Disneyland such a fun place, but it was also good to get back to St Pancras, London, and home again

MATHS FEAST COMPETITION

On Tuesday 21st March a group of 12 Year 10 mathletes ventured to Pimlico Academy to participate in the ‘Further Mathematics Support Programme Year 10 Maths Feast’.

They competed in several Mathematic challenges ranging from a true/false round, countdown amuse-bouche round, comprehension round and a relay round.  The students were very well behaved and put 100% effort into the competition.

The competition saw 14 schools compete and each school had two or three teams of mathletes.  The College had three teams - two of which came joint 1st place in the countdown round!

We were very proud of the students' efforts, behaviour and achievements whilst there. 

VISIT TO CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

A great opportunity for FCBS students to aspire to one of the world’s greatest centres of knowledge!

The University of Cambridge has long been at the forefront of research and learning, and the hallowed cloisters and spires of Trinity College painted an imposing picture. With alumni as famous as Sir Isaac Newton and Professor Stephen Hawking, the institution can boast of having the largest number of Nobel Prize winners hailing from a single British university. Six students from FCBS were fortunate enough to make the trip, which made a lasting impression on them. Nicollo, Iyad, Ciise, Oluwatomi, and Yosef began the day  by visiting Fitzwilliam College . After finally getting their heads around the notion that the university is made of constituent colleges, which differ in character, age and sometimes prestige, they were given an informative presentation about the history of the university. Fitzwilliam College hosted the group, which provided information on the requirements to be admitted to the university. Part of this task was attempting to dispel commonly held myths regarding Oxbridge, which include that you need to speak in a certain accent, or go to an independent school. Although having a track record of high academic achievement is a given, the university emphasised that there was not a Cambridge ‘type’ and that high-attaining students from any background should not be afraid of applying. The group was then provided a lovely lunch by Fitzwilliam, where our boys were able to liaise with other students from schools around London. They were joined by current students of the university who talked through the process of a successful application to Cambridge.

The afternoon consisted of a visit to Sidney Sussex, which was founded in 1596 and has the head of Oliver Cromwell buried somewhere in the vicinity of the college. This was an older college and the students had an opportunity to admire the late medieval architecture and chapel in the college. The Schools Liaison Officer at the university then proceeded to give the group a walking tour of the university which allowed students to appreciate the wider beauty of Cambridge as a city. The trip both enthused and inspired, showing our students that through the right attitude and dedication the highest of goals can be achieved. As one of our students commented that the ‘trip had a transformational effect’ on their outlook and many of the others felt greatly motivated moving forward.

WEST LONDON FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

FCBS’s Sporting success continues!!

After KS3 winning the Athletics, Basketball, Rowing &Table Tennis Tournaments we can proudly announce our latest victory in the 6 A-Side football competition.

Teams from NW London, West & SW London participated in the 6s knockout competition where we emerged victorious scoring an incredible 26 goals, only conceding 5 in a 7 game unbeaten streak to take the top prize.

An absolutely sensational performance from all of our players in their formidable and well deserved success.

 

KS3 ROWING SQUAD VICTORY

Congratulations to the KS3 again!

KS3 Rowing Squad

KS3 Rowing Squad

The Rowing squad have powered their way through to claim another clean sweep of victories! Each School have 4 Rowers per year group, and the distance is recorded over a set period of time.  After each Rower has completed their time, all distances rowed are recorded & combined into 1 total.

Year 7

12 Competitors overall - 2 minute sprint:

  • 1st FBS 471m
  • 2nd FBS 464m
  • 3rd Fadil 460m
  • 4th Kristian 456m
  • 5th Hamit 448m
  • 6th Isa 444m
  • 7th BDA
  • 8th BDA
  • 9th BDA
  • 10th FBS
  • 11th FBS
  • 12th BDA

Combined score winners: 

  • 1st FCBS
  • 2nd Fulham Boys School
  • 3rd Burlington Danes Academy

Year 8

12 Competitors overall - 3min Sprint:

  • 1st FBS 781m
  • 2nd Hosam 770m
  • 3rd FBS 745m
  • 4th Tawheed 741m
  • 5th Patrick 738m
  • 6th BDA 726m
  • 7th Fadil  722m (Y7)
  • 8th BDA
  • 9th FBS
  • 10th FBS
  • 11th BDA
  • 12th BDA

 Combined score winners: 

  • 1st FCBS
  • 2nd Fulham Boys School
  • 3rd Burlington Danes Academy

Year 9

12 Competitors overall - 4min Sprint:

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  • 1st Jakub 1159m*
  • 2nd Saad 1110m
  • 3rd FBS 1021m
  • 4th Mohammed 1014m
  • 5th Mohammed J 1013m
  • 6th BDA
  • 7th BDA
  • 8th FBS
  • 9th FBS
  • 10th BDA
  • 11th FBS
  • 12th BDA
 

Massive congratulations to the year 9 squad unbeaten for the 3rd year in succession.

  • Both Saad and Jakub’s rows were good enough to qualify for the under 14s GB squad, Jakub’s time would have earned him a Bronze in the last Championships.
  • Both boys are of particular interest to the National Squad.
  • 2 Students from the same School….very impressive!