Posted on 15/10/2015

Guest Blog: My First Half Term at Fulham Boys


In Year 6 lots of people said to me it’s really hard to get into the school you want. I didn’t let that get me down though and held out hope that I would get into FBS. People also said to me that it would be hard to fit in with the Year 8s and the older boys would bully the Year 7s. This worried me a bit.

Luckily I did get into FBS and on the first day I had loads of people from Year 8 come up to me and say hello. By the end of the day I knew lots of Year 8 boys and they all knew me. Everyone was really friendly and took an interest in me, helping me when I needed it. I didn’t need to be worried.

One of the best things about FBS is the lessons. Music is one of my favourite subjects because it’s so fun. Right now in music we are learning to play ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii. I find it enjoyable because if you don’t know how to play the piano you get the chance to learn, and pretty soon you’ll be learning to play amazing pop songs.

I also love the co-curricular clubs as they give you a chance to learn lots of new things. The co-curricular sessions I’m doing this term are Wonders of the World club, French Spelling Bee and Latin. Wonders of the World club is amazing because we learn about lots of interesting places on earth. So far we’ve made a model of ‘The Great Pyramid of Giza’ out of sugar cubes and we are making Egyptian death masks like Tutankhamun. Next term I really hope I get football and boardgames so I can meet new friends and we can play together.

My advice to a new student is to make lots of friends as that helps to make school life better. There’s always someone to play with and the Year 7s and 8s are very welcoming so I’m sure they won’t find that hard.

The thing I’m most looking forward to in the future is our exciting new building. We’re going to have really great facilities that will make FBS even better than it is now. I was also elected to be a house Vice Captain so I’m also looking forward to leading my house, Brunel, to hopefully win the house cup at the end of the year.

I’ve only been at FBS for half a term now, but I’m really glad I’m here and I’m sure it’s only going to get better.
Raphael (Year 7)


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