Copy of Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall

On Friday 16th March, a group of Year 7s were invited to attend the Classical Spectacular concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Students left school and headed for South Kensington, amid a buzz of excitement as to what the day would hold for us. We arrived just in time to enjoy a brief spell of glorious sunshine to accompany our picnic lunch in Hyde Park. On arrival at the Albert Hall with many other schools, students were escorted to their seats in the choir stalls right behind the stage! This gave us a fantastic view of not only the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra but the Albert Hall itself. Students were able to identify all the orchestral instruments they have been learning about in lessons, see them really close up and hear the difference in sound from each instrument and family of the orchestra.

Our musical journey began with Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, followed by many wonderful pieces of music from operas, ballets and symphonies from Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Puccini  and Ravel to name but a few. We were able to listen to professional opera singers guided by a wonderful conductor who told us all about each piece before it began. We were treated to an amazing light show for each piece including lasers and dry ice which really added to the experience.

The favourite part for most students was the final piece from Tchaikovsky, the 1812 Overture. Miss Bell had conveniently forgotten to warn students about the cannons and muskets which go off at various stages of the music so needless to say, a few students were a little startled!

CHESS TOURNAMENT FINAL

Our annual chess tournament competition is finally drawing to a close. Our 16 hopeful participants competed in some very intense and dramatic games, though only two remain standing and will be duking it out for the FCBS Grandmaster title:

Jake “the Philippino wrecking machine” (defending champion) vs Alen “Big Al” 

The final game takes place on Wednesday 28th March  at lunch break in the library, where students are welcome to come and witness chess at its highest level and cheer the finalists on.

 

BBC SCHOOL REPORT

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Students across KS3 have been working on an exciting venture with the BBC where they have been researching, generating and recording their own news. Students have also been interviewing teachers in the school and even conducting Skype interviews with esteemed individuals from reputable companies such as UK Space Agency.

Please see the BBC News Report Section of our website where this has now been uploaded.

Latymer STEM Academy - March 2018

The students attending the Latymer STEM Academy have built their own robots from scratch, completed the Lego robot training missions and the extension work to a high standard, and are now attempting the far more challenging Space Missions.

Not only have the students from Fulham College Boys’ School been attentive, polite and engaged, but they have also worked with real enthusiasm.

Your students are a credit to your school and have been a pleasure to teach.

Dr Patrick Drumm, Latymer Upper School

 

 

TABLE TENNIS WORLD CUP TRIP - MARCH 2018

It was a pleasure to take the pupils below to the Table Tennis World Cup reward trip at the Copper Box Arena in Stratford.

We watched some wonderful singles and doubles matches from the best players in the world.

TAKE ACTION TO BUILD A SAFER BOROUGH

We all have a role to play keeping our borough safe., that’s why Hammersmith & Fulham Police have partnered with Nextdoor to provide you with immediate updates about crime and safety issues where you live. These include urgent alerts at times of emergency – and the ability to tell us what issues you think we should be tackling.

Through Nextdoor’s website and app, residents also share recommendations for traders, discuss safety and local issues, plan neighbourhood events, post things for sale and more. The more neighbours get to know one another, the more they can watch out for each other – and the safer our borough becomes.

At Hammersmith & Fulham Police, we’re asking you to join Nextdoor by going to www.nextdoor.co.uk or downloading the Nextdoor app.

Together, we can make Hammersmith & Fulham a safer place. 

Sergeant Sonja Morris

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WORLD BOOK DAY FUN 2018

For World Book Day the English team decided get our boys reading more. The short story at daily registration was a real success and lots of students were still talking about it today. Students really enjoyed the story and being read to, so it is something that we would like to build on in the future. 

In addition, Year 7 have taken part in book quizzes all week; winning certificates, book tokens and prizes.  Year 8 and Year 9 devoured a book buffet where they sampled an anonymous new book every 3 minutes and scored each one (a bit like book speed dating) and we tried to open their minds to books they might not usually pick up.

We still have some book cover drawing competition winners to announce in assembly once all of the entries are in but on the whole it has been a really successful week where students have had their minds opened to new books, stories and writing whilst being encouraged to embrace reading for fun.

We look forward to an even bigger and better WBD next year. 

Books are for life, not just for World Book Day!

St Mary's University, Twickenham - Science Event

The Year 11 Triple Science GCSE pupils spent the day at St Mary's University on 31st January to complete their GCSE required practical session.

This practical session offered pupils the chance to complete some of the biology, chemistry and physics GCSE required practical activities that could be assessed in their GCSE science exams

The boys had a very enjoyable and productive day at St Mary's University covering elements of chemistry biology and physics, which all agreed would be useful for their upcoming GCSE exams.

"the trip was a 10/10"  "My favourite part was watching the daphnia under the microscope; it was fascinating to watch its heart beat"

 

JACK PETCHEY AWARDS 29 JAN 2018

A very proud moment last night at the Jack Petchey Award ceremony. Our boys and Nessir Emadi were fantastic!

An amazing performance from the Fulham Cross Girls’ School Glee Club was a great opener to the ceremony and great to see so many girls and the FES Sixth formers collecting awards too.

Y8 BOROUGH INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the year 8 athletics team who regained their Borough Indoor Athletics title at Hammersmith Academy yesterday evening.

The boys were outstanding in every department winning most of the individual events including the 1 lap and 2 lap relay.

Highlights were Markas in year 7 winning the standing jump with a jump of 2.36 metres and Isa on winning the triple jump with a leap of 6.46 metres.

The boys will now go onto  the regional finals at Harrow Leisure centre in February.

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Winter Fair 18 December 2017

The first school Winter Fair was a great success with all money raised being used by the School Council.  It started with a tea party for the residents of Lygon House, there was a concert, followed by food, craft making, competitions and tombola for the students and staff.

 

ACHIEVE DAY - LONDON MONOPOLY

Year 7 students enjoyed a day out in London, exploring the city on foot through a range of exciting activities! It was an icy day but this did not deter our intrepid explorers who were keen to soak up the beautifully festive sights!

ACHIEVERS Trip to FFC

It was a real pleasure to take the 15 ACHIEVERS below to watch Fulham beat Birmingham 1-0 in their Championship league match at Craven Cottage.

Fulham were kind enough to give us some great seats at the front right next to the players tunnel.

Our boys were well behaved throughout and really enjoyed the experience.