Year 8

Y8 Student records charity Christmas song 


Barty Hawkins, year 8 student at Felpham Community College, has sung and recorded the ancient Christmas carol, ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’ to support a local charity in Bognor Regis, My Sisters’ House.

My Sisters’ House supports women who are living with or are in recovery from domestic abuse and other forms of abuse or from addictions. It is the only centre like it in West Sussex.

Barty commented:

“I was at church recently and heard a speaker from My Sisters’ House explaining what their charity does and it made me want to raise some money for them. I love musical theatre and opera, I have just done my grade 5 musical theatre exam. I went to the Royal Opera House recently and thought it was amazing. I chose this song as it talks about peace and happiness which links in with what the charity are trying to achieve. So far I have raised over £800 but I am hoping to reach my target of £2000. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far and to my family for supporting me with the song, I got my love of music from my dad so it is all down to him that I wanted to do this!”


Young Writers Competition 

More than 30 students from years 8 and 9 at Felpham Community College are celebrating their recent success with a national writing competition.
‘Young Writers’, the national company who organises the competitions, is aimed at encouraging young people to engage in creative writing. The company has been working with schools, parents and young writers since 1991 and Felpham students have taken part in a number of their competitions under the guidance of Stephen Castle, teacher of English.
In September 2018, Felpham Community College were accredited with a 5-Star ‘Young Writers’ School Award. This was presented to the school as a result of the students’ hard work, dedication and volume of entries in the ‘Young Writers’ competitions over the years