Co-curricular

At FBS, we are proud to offer an extensive range of co-curricular activities. These sessions are facilitated through our extended school day and are an integral part to FBS life. We believe boys should be given the opportunity to pursue their interests outside of the traditional curriculum.

Boys make their choices by voting using an online platform called CHQ. This enables fair distribution as well as monitoring, control and scheduling. Parents are involved in this process and dialogue between boys, parents and the school is encouraged during club selection times.

The sessions and activities are revised each half term in Year 7 and Year 8, giving boys the chance to find new passions and interests to make them well-rounded young men.

In Years 9 to 11 boys’ clubs will rotate up to 3 times per year. This gives an opportunity for them to deepen and enhance skills in line with our belief that boys should leave school with interests that they continue to develop.

Boys in Years 12 and 13 work on a range of enhanced co-curricular activities such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Some of the co-curricular sessions offered during 2018/2019 include:

Club Brief description as advertised to boys
Logic and Reason A club for those who like to think outside of the box. You will work in teams each week to solve riddles, puzzles and all manners of brain teasers! Your team will gain points each week to earn the title of ‘FBS Puzzle Master’
Cooking Club Discover or develop your skills in the kitchen in this club.
Indoor Rowing The indoor rowing programme has been designed by the coaches at Fulham Reach. The programme is set up to introduce the students to the techniques that they will need to learn for when they go on to the river in Year 9. The sessions will be run as fitness sessions where the students will complete a circuit training session along with the completion of different distances and programmes on the Concept 2 Ergometer machine.
Latin Taster Latin is an incredibly valuable and prestigious language. If you have the faintest idea of pursuing it at GCSE then this course will help you decide whether you want to. You will use the actual GCSE textbook and so anything you master will put you in a stronger position for your GCSE years. And even if you don’t end up studying it at GCSE you will have a valuable insight into one of the world’s most influential languages.
Small Prep Group Small group prep aims to support students to complete their Ownwork in a smaller environment. The group, which is always less than ten students, is facilitated by a member of the Additional Learning Needs department and aims to help students to develop independence and good habits so they can become successful learners.
Programming Extra support and guidance in using Python Turtle Sections 1-6
Making Theatre: Devising All things Drama and Theatrical in this club
FBS Voice Magazine

 

Every self-respecting secondary school has a student newspaper. FBS Voice is yours. You may join as a monthly writer and use this time to perfect your journalistic style or, if you wish to be at the reigns of the paper – deciding what and who gets published, how it looks and what it features – then you can write an application letter to fbsvoice@fulhamboysschool.org.uk explaining what skills you can bring to the Editorial Team. To be on the Editorial Team you must commit to one term of service.
Mindfulness and Meditation Find space in your day and life for stillness and quiet. Imagine if you could control your brain better. This club will show you how.
Institute of Bicycle Mechanics These sessions will give boys the opportunity to develop new and pre-existing skills through learning how to work on bicycles using the correct equipment in a organised and efficient manner
Swimming The swimming programme will take place at Virgin Active, Fulham Pools. The programme is set up to support all levels of student. There is a programme for beginners; they will break down the front crawl and backstroke techniques. This will be accompanied with water safety and self rescue schemes. There is also a programme for more advanced swimmers where they will be coached in the four different strokes. Those students who are involved in the advanced programme will be directed to join the clubs promoted by the school.
Prep An opportunity to get Ownwork done in a silent environment. All boys have one period of Prep each week.
Running Club Go running off-site with Miss Gaude. Get a sub 20 5k for maximum respect!
Orchestra Orchestra takes place on Monday’s is suitable for instrumentalists of all abilities. It’s purpose is to provide music at events throughout the year both in and outside of school, giving the students the opportunity to perform music of varying genres and most importantly having fun making music as an orchestra!
Students will be required to bring their instrument.
Accelerated Reader This club supports students’ progress with reading through the use of Accelerated Reader software. Each small group has on average seven or eight students and one member of the Additional Learning Needs department. The aim is to engage students with reading, help guide them to appropriately challenging books and to improve reading progress. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading.
Year 11 Art and Project Design Support group for students studying GCSE Art or Product Design
Computing Get assistance and inspiration in all things computing with Mr Kuddus.
Year 11 Drama Intervention

 

Support group for students studying GCSE Drama
BPPE Intellectual exploration of British and world events with Miss Monti. Top brains please.
Yoga Ancient physical activity including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. Widely practised for health and relaxation.
Current Affairs Exploring events around the world through media.
Politics Society Politics Club is for all of you who wish to know more about the world around you, how it is run, what shapes opinion and how you can make a difference. This will start with an introduction to the British political system and then you will lead the direction of the club, with potential discussion topics ranging from Brexit to Race in America. It really is up to you.
Historical Model Building History through making models of battles, buildings and other events. Student-led and incredible!
Seeing History This term we will explore looking at History through the eyes of artists. By visiting famous portraits, sculptures and speaking to the curators at museums, we will begin to understand different interpretations of historical events and create our own response to events in the past that have moved us.
KS3/KS4 Duke Of Edinburgh Support and guidance for those on the Duke of Edinburgh Programme
Communications Workshop

 

The noble art of communication but with a Maths flavour added by Mr Brophy and a professional tutor.
A Level French Club for students who are preparing for languages at A-level.
Music Theory For boys who are having instrumental lessons and would like to boost their theory knowledge, or for boys who are planning on or already are taking music GCSE.
Leadership Skills Leadership skills are both invaluable and universally transferable.  There is nothing FBS boys will do in the future where they will not benefit from the various skills that make a great leader.  In these sessions we will consider the importance of vision, planning, communication, personality styles, public speaking and managing people, all with reference to great leaders of the past and present.
First Aid Basics Learn how to deliver primary and secondary first aid with a trained First Aider
Art Therapy Small group using Art to support emotional development and communication.
Art/Product Design An introduction to GCSE art. Students will be encouraged to develop their investigative, analytical, experimental and interpretative capabilities, their aesthetic understanding and critical approach. Students will be given the opportunity to enter national competitions and curate their own exhibitions.
Enterprise Smash Smash the Enterprise Award by getting involved in this club designed throw opportunities for personal, business and social enterprise your way.
Social Enterprise Wings of Hope A focus on Social Enterprise through the Wings of Hope charity that supports children in India.
STEM Speakers This club will enable boys to hear from guest speakers about careers and developments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths industries.
Chess Develop your strategic skills with this ancient game of champions. Coaching and playing.
Mandarin The ancient Chinese language of the modern business world! Try out Mandarin classes.
Sacred Language Sacred texts have probably had more impact on the world than any other form of writing.  In these sessions we will consider what makes something a ‘sacred’ text and what the most significant sacred texts are, before focusing on the sacred language of the Bible.  By looking at different Bible passages boys will learn the skills to understand and unpack the layers of meaning in the text, meanings that address some of the biggest questions humans have.
FBS Choir FBS Choir takes place on Wednesday’s and is suitable for vocalists of all abilities. It’s purpose is to provide music at events throughout the year both in and outside of school, giving the students the opportunity to perform music of varying genres and most importantly having fun making music as a choir!
Spanish Booster & Stretch During Spanish Booster students will have the opportunity to reinforce their understanding of certain aspects of the language that need revisiting. They will also be supported in those topics where he might have encountered some difficulty. Syntax, as well as grammar and lexicon will be core.
Junior Maths Challenge National competition for those with quick brains!
Senior Maths Challenge National competition for those with quick brains!
Debating An opportunity for boys to develop debate and language skills while constructing arguments relating to current affairs.
Culinary Enterprise Cooking and selling your produce!
Creative Writing Competition Get feedback and support with your creative writing, enter fun competitions, get house points and more.
Photography Develop your camera skills, composition and aesthetic abilities.
Police Cadets This club is run by the police and will give you a taster of the challenges they face and the procedures they use.
London Rocks London has a very rich and varied geology in the built environment, allowing us to see a wide range of beautiful and interesting stone from all over the world in a relatively small area.  Over the course of the half term we will investigate the different types of rock that have used to build and decorate London’s major buildings. We will be identifying their properties and characteristics in order to explain the choices that architects and engineers have.
News and Views Looking at recent news and current affairs.
Band

 

Sign up to this session if you already play/have lessons on an instrument that would fit in a rock/pop band and would like to enhance your skills. We will be learning how to perform together well as a band and preparing pieces to perform to an audience!
Heart of the Community Get involved in faith, charity and history by getting out an about in the community to find out what makes West London the community it is.
London as our Classroom Pioneered in Enterprise Week 2018, this club enables boys to get out into London to learn more about what this wonderful city has to offer. Expect galleries, museums, historical locations and more.
Year 9 Science This club is designed to stretch some of our most able scientists in year 9 who will be aspiring to achieve the top grades in their science GCSEs in due course.
Discover Science experiments and more! Miss Goddard will help you unravel the scientific mysteries of life, the universe and everything!
PT/Boxing Boxing and fitness training from as professional coach and personal trainer.
MMA/Boxing The judo and MMA co-curricular programme will be run by Darren Hawney. He is a national champion and has coached members of the British Olympic squad. The sessions will run for 1 hour 40 minutes. This means that all sessions will have a skills based section and a competition based section. The skills will be comprised of holds, throws, grapples and falls. The competition based activities will give the students insight into what they need to do in order to join the clubs promoted by the school.
Judo The judo and MMA co-curricular programme will be run by Darren Hawney. He is a national champion and has coached members of the British Olympic squad. The sessions will run for 1 hour 40 minutes. This means that all sessions will have a skills based section and a competition based section. The skills will be comprised of holds, throws, grapples and falls. The competition based activities will give the students insight into what they need to do in order to join the clubs promoted by the school.
Basketball

 

The basketball coaching will be taken by a coach from London Sport Trust. This is a non selective club where any student can pick to access the club. The coaches will be following a programme of training that incorporates all of the main skills that all basketball players need. The students will also learn game management and be advised about the rules and regulations of the game.
Football Squad

 

Training session for boys in the Football A-teams.
Chelsea FC Business Enterprise Sessions run by Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge. Expect to find out about football as a commercial industry and prepare for an inter-schools competition.
Year 11 French Chat An opportunity for GCSE students to work with Miss Konate in a cafe style environment to be ready for your GCSE French exam.
Year 10 RE Drop in session with Mr Smith to help you achieve your RE goals.

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