UK YOUTH PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS

Voting took place last week to elect a new Youth Mayor and members of the Youth Parliament following a poll of 8,000 young people across the borough.

Votes were cast at 21 polling stations in schools and youth projects, across the borough, between 4 and 15 February.

“Being part of H&F’s Youth Council is a fantastic opportunity and the young people who take it up are a great reflection on the depth of talent we have among this borough's younger generation,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, H&F Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

“We are always looking for ways to do things with people, and not to them. And putting young people at the heart of decision-making through our Youth Council, and the national Youth Parliament, is another way that we do that.”

We are very proud to announce that our own Jeffrey Mailli was elected to the position of Deputy Member of the Youth Parliament.

Well done Jeffrey!





Young Stars Recognised at H&F Youth Achievement Awards

H&F’s first ever Youth Achievement awards produced a night to remember, celebrating the most impressive young achievers and talented young people from the borough.  We are very proud of all our students who were nominated for awards and to Yousef Mechti, our former Headboy who won the Outstanding Achievement in Education Award.

Nominations flooded in from peers, teachers, youth and social workers, ahead of the awards evening. A judging panel picked out the most deserving winners from a list of young people aged 11-25 who live, work or go to school in the borough – for achievements over the last two years.



See all the pictures from the event on our Flickr photo gallery www.flickr.com/photos/hammersmithandfulham/albums

“These young people are the heart and soul of our borough. Their talents and achievements are a key part of what makes H&F a great place to live, work and study,” said, Cllr Larry Culhane, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

“I think everyone involved in the judging process, and the presentation evening, was given great hope for the future by the fantastic stories young people had to tell. That’s why we put them at the heart of policy-making through our Youth Council, and value what they give to our borough so highly.”

The awards were organised with the support of the H&F Youth Council, and the Young H&F Foundation, with well over 100 nominations received from the public. The judging panel included people from local voluntary organisations, public services and businesses. Each category was sponsored by a company with a presence in the borough.

Year 7 Athletics Borough Champions

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Congratulations to the Year 7 Athletics team on winning the borough event on Monday this week. This now means our team will be going on to the regional finals on 14th February 2019! Good luck boys.

Here are the results:

Boys:  

1st: Fulham College Boys’ School: 147

2nd: Hurlingham Academy: 122

3rd: Ark Burlington Danes Academy: 120

4th: West London Free School: 108

5th:: Hammersmith Academy: 86

Year 10 Football Success

Well done to our Year 10 football team who won their match against The West London Free School last month with a 4-3 victory.

After a long lay off over Christmas it was great to see our boys back in action this new year.

With a fresh new look to the squad and an eager anticipation to play, it didn’t take long for FCBS to open the scoring with a good strike from distance from debutante Liam Humbles.

Playing especially well in midfield, our boys appeared comfortable with their work pushing forward and looking dangerous. Again, they were rewarded for their efforts within five minutes of our opening strike,

Tariq Mugenyi added his name to the score sheet with a well taken goal for a 2-0 lead.

 Respect to WLFS as they were also playing a good game, they took their chances scoring twice in as many minutes, catching us on the back foot, scoring from close range with two similar goals to level the score.

With the wind in the their sails, WLFS went on to take the lead 3-2 with a fine headed goal less than five minutes remaining in the first half.

This was a valuable lesson and a timely check for the squad to witness how rapidly a good thing could turn sour in so little time.

Fortunately, Captain Oliver Davey re-balanced the scoreline just seconds before the half time whistle leaving the score at 3-3

In the second half of the match, FCBS stepped out looking good, playing with confidence, patience, caution and a fair helping of flair recognising their opponents cannot win the game without the ball.

This was executed exceptionally well as our goalkeeper was effectively redundant for the entire second half.

This well crafted team effort, forced WLFS to play chase ball and inevitably led to something special.

A fantastic build up and equally impressive finish from Dylan Stuart reclaimed the lead and ended the game 4-3 to Fulham College Boys’ School.

Well done to all the players on the day, it was a truly fabulous game!

Year 8 Athletics Borough Champions

Congratulations to the Year 8 Athletics team on winning the borough event last month. This is the second year in a row that they have won this competition, and this now means our team will be going on to the regional finals this March.

Here are the results:

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Boys:  

1st: Fulham College Boys’ School: 154 

2nd: Ark Burlington Danes Academy: 137

3rd: Hammersmith Academy: 117

4th: West London Free School: 92

5th: Hurlingham Academy: 88

 

Girls:

1st: Godolphin & Latymer School: 197

2nd: Fulham Cross Girls’ School: 194

3rd: Hammersmith Academy: 175

4th: Ark Burlington Danes Academy: 165

5th: West London Free School: 141

6th: Sacred Heart Academy: 127

7th: Hurlingham Academy: 114

 

Saturday Art Club

Since October, students in Year 10 have been participating in an Art Project at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The project will end in July and an exhibition of their work and other schools’ work will be shown at Somerset House.

The students involved are DeJuan, Tabishe, Callum and Ali. We are extremely proud of their commitment to the project, which they attend on their own initiative, and by being very proactive and creative with their work.

Our Art teacher, Mr Santos-Martinez, visited the boys one Saturday back in December and witnessed how much they are enjoying the project and also how well they are doing. They are very fortunate to be working alongside Art practitioners, from graphic designers to animators.

The V&A staff said they were very impressed with our students and that they would be really keen to take on more of our students next year!

Well done boys - we are extremely proud of you.

The Mayor Visits FCBS!

On 14th December, the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham visited the school to hand out awards to the winners of the competition to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

Students across the borough were invited to enter either an individual or whole class work on the theme of WWI. Students could submit poems, prose or art.

Tabbishe Ibrahimzadeh was one of the winners with his wonderful piece of art which depicts the famous Christmas truce. Year 8 student Alex Sunderland was also a winner with his lovely poem titled “One World”.

Both these pieces were featured in the Remembrance Sunday Order of Service which took place on 11 November at the Fulham War Memorial.

Every piece of work submitted by our students was truly inspirational and we are extremely proud of all our entries.

The Mayor met with all the boys and handed out the awards to the winners. As an extra treat, the Mayor invited the boys outside to look at, and even sit in, her new Tesla!

Thank you Mayor for coming to visit our school, it was such a pleasure to meet you and we are pleased to be able to welcome you back for our ACHIEVE Award Evening in March.

Trust Christmas Lunch

On the last day of term, all our students left at 12pm to begin their Christmas holiday, and as a treat to all staff, we all participated in a whole Trust Christmas lunch.

Staff from Fulham Cross and from our Enterprise Studio made their way to Fulham College to sit down and enjoy a lovely Christmas meal together.

Festive carols played during the lunch, alongside pulling of crackers and the handing out of all the Secret Santa gifts.

The traditional Christmas meal, followed by dessert, was truly delicious and we would like to thank our amazing catering team for providing us with this parting meal before we all made our way home for Christmas.

Winter Concert

On the 19th December, we hosted our annual Winter Concert. Parents and guests from Lygon House joined us in celebrating the festive period.

We heard solo piano and guitar performances from a variety of our students, alongside a number from our school rock band!

The Year 7s took to the stage and recited wonderful Christmas poems for us all – and the event was topped off with everyone singing Jingle Bells with our very own Fulham College Santa.

Every guest who attended the event received a homemade FCBS bauble, courtesy of our DT department and also a homemade cake!

Thank you to all our guests for making the effort to support us in our concert and that you to all the students and staff who ensured the event was another success!

Christmas Fair

On the 19th December, our annual Christmas Fair commenced during the afternoon.

We had a plethora of activities for our boys, from our famous raffle, to our amazing sweet stands, to our ‘Beat Santa’ football competition.

All staff and students got involved and the excitement from all was palpable during the afternoon’s events.

Our raffle this year was a particular success – we had presents ranging from book vouchers and footballs, to board games and a cricket set!

Thank you to all staff and parents who contributed to our raffle prizes and who gave up their time to ensure we had another successful event.

Autumn Achieve Day

On Friday 7th December, the entire school participated in our termly ACHIEVE Day! Our ACHIEVE Days occur once a term and give the entire school a break away from the timetable to participate in various activities.

Our Year 7 students went into central London to play the ‘Monopoly Board Challenge’. Students had to race against each to make it to every location from the famous London monopoly game.

Next up, were the Year 8s who visited the National History Museum in the morning and then went on to explore the Science Museum!

Our Year 9 students had a naval day out! They spent the morning visiting the Cutty Sark and then in the afternoon they all looked around the National Maritime Museum.

Year 10 boys had a typical tourist day out in London! The morning was spent walking around Tower Bridge and the afternoon was a tour around the Tower of London.

Last, but by no means least, our Year 11 students visited Poetry Live! The boys were lucky enough to hear poetry recitals from Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, John Agard, Gillian Clarke and Imtiaz Dharker – what an impressive line up!

Everyone had a fantastic day and we were so impressed by the behaviour and conduct of our boys. We look forward to celebrating ACHIEVE in the Spring Term!

KS3 Basketball Champions

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Our KS3 boys were back after a three week layoff since their last game in the borough championships.

As Phoenix academy weren’t able to play for a week, we were in an awkward situation whereby we had to play three matches in our latest round instead of the usual two.

Eager for the challenge with an insatiable appetite for the game, three games in a row didn’t faze the team who got stuck straight in.

Phoenix Academy v FCBS

A good quality, high tempo end to end game. Phoenix showed impressive technical ability using effective set moves proving worthy of their three game unbeaten streak.

However, FCBS is not a team to be trifled with! We defended with excellence and attacked with all the speed accuracy and vigour you would expect from any FCBS athlete. A very good game!!

Final score:

Phoenix Academy 16

FCBS 26

West London Free School vs FCBS

After a 5 minute break from the Phoenix match, we were back to business!

The early realisation that WLFS were not quite as polished as Phoenix and Hammersmith Academy meant we could afford to practice energy saving methods by moving the ball quickly and sensibly. This reduced the need for any high energy manoeuvres, allowing us to successfully complete our objective and remain in reasonable condition ready for our third game of the evening.

A successful well executed exercise....well done!

Final score:

FCBS 18

WLFS 0

Burlington Danes Academy v FCBS

We had trouble – a very tall athletic BDA crew turned up to play us in our third and final match!

Due to the absence of their Year 8s, a full fresh legged Year 9 BDA squad was on offer. They were not an ideal team to meet after an hour of Basketball, but we were still good for the challenge.

A very tight, low scoring first half saw both teams tied going into the second half at 8-8.

A real positive team spirit and quick succession of points from FCBS started to take its toll on BDA as we opened a nine point lead with just five minutes left to play.

Determined not to be rolled over in their own backyard BDA fought tirelessly pulling back to a three point deficit before time.

Final score:

BDA 24

FCBS 27

Well done FCBS – what a superb results! Playing third games back-to-back and coming out as the champions – we could not be prouder.

Cobham Football Tournament

We took a mixed squad of Year 8s and 9s from the ‘Elite Team’ to the Cobham Football Tournament.

With Mr Davies as their coach, the boys played extremely well and managed to get the second best record in the group stages going into the semi-final. After winning the semi-final 2-0, they came up against a strong Chelsea Academy side who took the 1–0 lead early on.

The boys showed great togetherness and fight to get back into the game with Carlos equalising after going around the keeper for his 14th goal of the tournament. Chelsea Academy came back with a well worked goal to give them the lead (2-1). Again, our boys persevered to equalise again with a well worked move down the left with a combination between Omar and Jeffrey, in which Jeffrey cleverly finished to tie the game up at 2 -2. Despite some great saves from Archie, the boys gracefully lost on penalties.

Overall, the boys represented the school exemplary – great behaviour and attitude throughout. Great scenes of togetherness after losing the final and good sportsmanship towards the opposition and referees. There were even comments from the other Chelsea staff about how well they played and how respectful they all were.

Well done boys, we are extremely proud of you!

Christmas Jumper and Christmas Lunch Day!

Yesterday, all students and staff celebrated Christmas Jumper Day! It was great to see everyone get into the festive spirit and come into school donning their favourite Christmas Jumper.

It was so nice to see the Year 7s embrace the festive spirit - we have loved welcoming them to the school this term, they truly are part of our family now.

For lunch yesterday, students all received a Christmas Dinner and crackers, all whilst listening to Christmas carols.

Thank you to everyone who made an effort and dusted of their festive jumpers - you all looked amazing.

Merry Christmas from everyone at Fulham College Boys’ School.

Year 8 Football Results!

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ARK Burlington Danes 2 – Fulham College Boys’ School 2

A tense first match brought a tense first point of the season for FCBS. Some very smart play around the BDA penalty area allowed Tyrell to break free and slot the ball past the keeper to make it 1 - 0 in the first half. As both teams traded chances, it was BDA who took theirs, scoring two goals in quick succession to take a 2-1 lead and leave FCBS shell shocked. With BDA on top, a quick counter attack allowed Tyrell to double his tally and make it 2-2 before half time. Despite lots of chances in the second half, both defences held out and the game finished 2-2.

Goal scorer(s) - Tyrell Noel-White

Man of the match - Tyrell Noel-White

Hammersmith Academy 1 – Fulham College Boys’ School 2

FCBS started the game very strong, creating chance after chance but, unfortunately, not being able to take any of them. Mid way through the first half and with their only chance of the game, Hammersmith Academy took a shock 1-0 lead. After the game restarted, FCBS continued their push for the equaliser and spent the rest of the half camped inside the Hammersmith area. A shot by Alex, with a big touch from the goalkeeper, made it 1-1. As FCBS continued, a good finish from Brooklyn brought the winner.

Goal scorer(s) - Alex Sunderland, Brooklyn Caicedo

Man of the match - Tyrese Balde

Table Tennis KS3 Borough Champions!

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Last week, our KS3 Table Tennis Team put on a blistering performance, beating ARK Burlington Danes Academy and Hurlingham Academy.

The competition was played in a round robin format with players ranked 1-6 based on ability. We beat ARK Burlington 5-1 and Hurlingham 5-1 to be crowned KS3 Borough Champions 2018 once again - proudly retaining our title from last year.

Our team now moves on to play in the regional finals in the new year.

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The squad comprised of the following players:

Year 7:

  • Rikki Kapoor

Year 8:

  • Dion Ebora

  • Abdulhakim Amtouti

  • Ossama Bouazza

  • Dior Roberts

  • Chidi Ike

  • Keiven Pasco

Year 9:

  • AJ De Torres

  • Elais Abek

We are extremely proud of our boys and wish them every luck in the regional finals!

Journalism taster session

Journalism taster session

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Last month, a group of boys were lucky enough to receive a tailored journalism taster session by Jessie Grace Mellor.

Jessie has 25 years’ experience as a national film journalist and entertainment writer. She began her career at the News of the World as the film editor and columnist, moving to the Daily Mirror where she then stayed for 11 years. She has contributed to highly regarded platforms such as Empire, Total Film, The Radio Times and The Huffington Post.

Now a senior tutor at the Press Association, Jessie came and gave our boys a real life insight into the world of journalism.

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The first part of the day started with Jessie talking about her extensive career, how she got into journalism and what being a journalist entails.

The boys were then encouraged to take the information they had learned and to put this into practice with a reviewing task.

The students were asked to pick a restaurant, film, book or play that they had experienced recently and write a review about their experience of this. She encouraged the boys to choose something that they really like or “vehemently don’t like”.

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After the boys had written their reviews, Jessie then did a one-to-one session with each student, highlighting what they had done well and where they could improve.

One Year 9 student said: “Today has made me think about maybe becoming a journalist. I love to write and be creative and I think this is a career I would enjoy.”

It was such an honour to have Jessie come to our school and it was clear our boys thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.