Staff and students watched the RAF 100 anniversary Fly Past on Tuesday 10th July as the planes flew over Fulham College Boys' School in Kingwood Road.
On Thursday 9th July students from FCAT journeyed to Westway Sports & Fitness Centre to take part in an event hosted by Fulham Enterprise Studio’s partner The Jacksonville Jaguars.
Students spent the morning learning and practicing Jag Tag drills (non-contact American Football) alongside one of their star players Leonard Fournette, running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Students had the rare opportunity to ask Mr Fournette questions about the game and life as an NFL player. They were also able to run a few drills with the star running back. The students had a blast!
Thank you to all the team at Jaguars UK for providing such an amazing opportunity.
The event was filmed for an NFL documentary, so watch this space for the link to the footage!
The Studio will be continuing their partnership with the Jaguars in September by offering students across the Trust an opportunity to take part in the free after school sessions.
The GCSE Art Exhibition on 28th June was a great success.
Quote from one year 11 parent on the night:
‘He’s had the best 5 years here and we are all sad it has come to an end. My husband and I never get over the dedication of the staff here - tonight is one example of that.’
Please take a look at a selection of the artwork that was on display:
Students had a very enjoyable time on their 2 day Duke of Edinburgh's bronze award expedition from 22 June 2018 in the Surrey Hills.
The year 10 geography students had an excellent time visiting Cookmere Haven and Seaford on Tuesday 19th June.
All key objectives were achieved in terms of their geography fieldwork and the students will now have a clear understanding of the different ways in which the coast can be managed with differing impacts on coastal communities.
The Lawn Tennis Association kindly invited our pupils to a tennis festival at Normand Park in Fulham.
Pupils were put through their paces by coaches from Virgin Active Gym who were really impressed by our boys" tennis skills.
Chidi, Adam, Daniel and Vasile were some of the stand out performers on the day.
There was also a surprise visit from world number 1 doubles player Nicolas Mahut who won the French Open earlier this month with his partner Pierre-Hughes Herbert.
I had the pleasure of taking Jack, James, Mohammed and Jakub to the Queens Club to watch the Fever Tree Tennis Championship on 18th June.
The boys were nominated by their LPC's for their continued excellent effort and behaviour at school.
We watched several games with the stand out game being Cameron Norrie versus former world number 2 Stan Wawrinka. Wawrinka won in straight sets.
The first cross federation Year 7 Spelling Bee competition took place on 11th June after weeks of mounting tension and excitement!
The main prize went to a student from FCGS but our boys performed exceptionally well. Muhab in 7F was placed third; apart from his spelling prowess, he was roped in at the last minute to step in for another finalist who was absent! Incredible courage, sense of pride and commitment to the school at such a young age- well done Muhab.
We played host to parents, staff and students from both FCBS and FCGS and received some lovely comments from all who attended. An enormous thank you and well done for a very successful cross federation event indeed!
Congratulations again to the year 11 team. They have won the QPR league (tri borough H&F, K&C and Westminster) three years in a row and have won the QPR League Cup two years in a row which is an incredible achievement.
After a super Sunday of football, a magnificent Monday of athletics saw both KS3 boys and KS4 take the lion’s share of the points and claim victory in the Borough Athletics championships.
This huge success coupled with our earlier victory in the indoor event this year solidifies our name and reputation borough wide and beyond as a force that requires close attention.
Our attitude and approach to this year’s championship was a true reflection of the result with several outstanding performances in both track and field.
On Monday 14th May we hosted a Leadership Breakfast and had the honour of welcoming an ‘old boy’, Shaun Bailey. Mr Bailey works for the London Assembly and is on many government committees. One of his past roles was as Special Advisor on Youth and Crime to the Prime Minister. His talk about his path to career success was truly inspirational.
We have the welcome return of the Bike Club on a Monday (KS3 2.45 - 3.45 and KS4 3.45 - 4.45) just in time to make the most of the warmer summer days.
Learn everything there is to know about bike maintenance. Bikes will be provided, or you can bring in your own bike to work on. The club will cover everything from puncture repairs, gear and break alignment to complete rebuilds.
Fulham College Boys Y9 vs Burlington Danes Academy - Kick-Off: 13:20pm
Fulham College Boys Y11 vs Chelsea Academy - Kick-Off: 15:20pm
There will be a small spectators admission fee upon entry of £4 for adults and £2 for U16s.
It would be fantastic to see as many staff members, friends and family as possible to support our Athletes on their day at the QPR Stadium in Loftus Road.
The student body held a cake sale on 29th March to support the School Council.
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!
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.
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.
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