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!

 

Y8 FOOTBALL TEAM

Congratulations to the Year 8 Football Team who had a well earned 2-1 victory in their match against Burlington Danes.  1-0 down at half time our boys started the second half with vigour and purpose, and were duly rewarded with a fantastic headed goal by Salahoudin from an Oliver corner 5 minutes in from the re-start.  10 minutes from the end of play, Santi was awarded a free kick after a surging run on the edge of the penalty area.  Oliver stepped up and struck a superb curling shot, in off the post for a well deserved FCBS win.

Year 7 Borough Athletics

Congratulations to the Year 7 athletics team who won the borough indoor athletics competition on Tuesday 24th January.

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  • Position            Team                                               Score
    • 1              Fulham College Boys' School         193
    • 2             Burlington Danes                             179
    • 3             Phoenix                                            165
    • 4             West London Free School              162   
    • 5             Hammersmith Academy                  150
    • 6             Fulham Boys Free School               144
    • 6             Hurlingham Academy                      144  

Highlights included:

  • Dante winning the speed bounce event with 71 jumps in 30 seconds.
  • Hunter & Isa finishing first and second in both the long jump and triple jump.

They now go on to the regional finals on the 24th February.

Inspirational Speakers

This year, the school has once again taken part in the world’s largest speaking competition for young people in the world.  Run by Speaker’s Trust and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation, the ‘Speak Out’ challenge is a whole-day workshop which gives students an opportunity to refine and practise their speaking and listening skills.  Students were then challenged to prepare and deliver a 2-3 minute speech to the rest of the group on a topic of their choice.

Although public speaking is a difficult skill, the boys threw themselves into the task; a total of eight students were then chosen to take part in the school final: Yosef, Kenneth, Conrad, Jake, Julen, Nemr, Rami and Gabriel .

It was almost impossible to call, with the English department spending about ten minutes deliberating their verdict. Finally, they decreed that Yosef and Nemr were the overall winners, progressing to the regional final.  Well done to the boys for their outstanding effort, and we wish Yosef and Nemr all the best in the regionals!

 

 

An Unforgettable Experience at The Jewish Museum

This term, in English lessons, Year 7 students have been studying The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.  To deepen their understanding of the complex themes in the novel and bring it to life, Ms McCormack kindly arranged to take a group of students to The Jewish Museum.  The mission of The Jewish Museum is to surprise, delight and engage all people, irrespective of background or faith, in the history, identity and culture of Jews in Britain: by inspiring discovery, provoking questions and encouraging understanding.

Their vision is of a world where cultural diversity and the contribution of minority communities are explored, valued and celebrated, for the enrichment of society as a whole.

Year 7 behaved beautifully and were really engaged by the content of the workshop during the day.  Both inspirational and heart-breaking at the same time!

Their vision is of a world where cultural diversity and the contribution of minority communities are explored, valued and celebrated, for the enrichment of society as a whole.