Felpham students go nuts for charity week

The sponsored dog walk
The sponsored dog walk

Students at Felpham Community College have joined forces with staff and parents to raise funds for charity.

The Bognor based school recent held its charity week fundraising event.

Who you gonna call? Students dress up as Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Students dress up as Ghostbusters

Charity week is an annual event in the Felpham Community College calendar which both staff and students look forward to every year.

Held the week before February half term, charity week is a programme of events is organised by the students and co-ordinated by the sixth form charity committee.

For 2017, the charities chosen were Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes and Chestnut Tree House.

The week long event involves students in all year groups as well as staff, governors, parents and the local community.

Students take part in Felphams Got Talent

Students take part in Felphams Got Talent

Activities include the hugely popular ‘Felpham’s Got Talent’, the very chaotic sponsored dog walk, sponge throws at staff and sporting events such as dodgeball football and swimming.

Break and lunch times are also busy with budding young entrepreneurs out selling various edible and homemade goods.

Mark Anstiss, headteacher, said: “Charity week has been in the school diary for nearly 30 years.

“Every year we run a brilliant and action packed programme of activities and it is great to see everyone getting involved.

Sponge throwing for charity

Sponge throwing for charity

“We run events for charity throughout the academic year, but this is the week we go all out and unite as a school to raise as much as possible.

“The students vote for who they want to support and we are always proud of the choices they make.

“Well done to everyone for their efforts this year.

“We look forward to the cheque presentation ceremony next month.”

Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar

Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar

Felpham Community College is a mixed comprehensive secondary school. It is a community school which means that it is run by the local authority, which employs the staff; owns the land and buildings and decides which ‘admissions criteria’ to use. For more information about Felpham Community College, visit www.felpham.com.

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A student performs at Felpham's Got Talent

A student performs at Felpham's Got Talent