Community is at the core of Felixstowe International College, as expressed in our ethos of ‘Friendship Through Education.’
We nurture each other through mutual understanding, tolerance and respect in the classroom, the boarding house and in all interactions within our school.
We are also proud to be part of the wider community of Felixstowe and the surrounding area.
Key Stage 3 students have two timetabled hours of ‘Community Work’ each week, in which they complete projects to benefit the local community and charities. An overview of their most recent activities can be found below.
Autumn Term 2020
‘Home for Good’ Trail
Students devised a trail with clues for Home for Good families to follow as a socially distanced group activity. Home for Good Suffolk is a charity supporting families with adopted, fostered and looked after children.
Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning
Students baked cakes and cookies and sold them to the school community to raise money for Macmillan cancer support nurses.
Postcards of Kindness
Students wrote postcards to residents of a local care home. They chose designs of the Felixstowe seafront and shared facts about beach huts. They were delighted to receive many replies.
‘Home for Good’ Christmas Bags
Students helped to pack goodies into 100 gift bags which were then sent to Home for Good families as a Christmas outreach project.
Spring Term 2021 (during lockdown)
Local Litter Picking Project
Day students completed litter picking in their local areas. They recorded types of litter found and the progress and impact they made. Combined with research on Britain’s litter problem, completed written projects were sent to Blue Peter to earn a green badge.
Painting stones for ‘Felixstowe Finds’
Students painted stones with positive words and designs to be left in parts of the town for others to find and be encouraged during Covid restrictions. This was inspired by the Felixstowe Finds group.
Summer Term 2021
Postcards of Kindness
Students continued to correspond with residents of a local care home by sending a second batch of postcards, in response to the replies they had received.
Litter Picking with ‘Litter-Free Felixstowe’
Students proudly wore Litter-Free Felixstowe t-shirts to join the local group of litter pickers.
The whole school was also involved in the Litter-Free Felixstowe music project, starring in a video to promote keeping the environment clean.
Open Day and Summer Fair
Students helped to plan and create activities for our Open day and Summer Fair, an event to welcome in members of the local community to have fun and find out about our school.
Proceeds were donated to fund resources for Litter-Free Felixstowe.