Year 6/7 Halloween Disco

On Monday 31st October at Fyndoune Community College we are running a fun filled evening to celebrate the spookiest night of the school year.

This is an excellent opportunity for our Year 7 students to welcome future Year 6 students and take part in some exciting Halloween activities.

There will be games throughout the evening with prizes and the chance to show off your best dance moves.

The disco will begin at 5.30pm and will end at 7.00pm. Pupils can wear Halloween costumes if they wish, with a great prize for the best costume.

We look forward to meeting your son/daughter and enjoying an exciting evening together

Miss Fielding

Durham Federation @Wise Drive

51 Year 11 students had a fantastic visit to Wise Drive this week and were an absolute credit to the College. They took part in a series of workshops to learn about the dangers of driving as the 16-25 year old age group are the most vulnerable for Road Traffic Incidents. They watched videos and heard first hand about accidents, recovery missions, the effects that drugs and alcohol can have on driving. There was also a Reaction Time challenge to see who could react the quickest and press the brake pedal during an emergency stop. Well done to Lorna Carrick who won that prize. There was also a driving simulator and a Sledge that “crashed” at 7 miles per hour to show the importance of wearing your seatbelt. It was a very informative visit and one that brought home the dangers of losing your concentration when driving.

All the staff at the centre were very complimentary about our students and look forward to welcoming us again next year. ​

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The Rollercoaster emotions of the Cup

The Year 9 team were very excited about playing their County Cup quarter final against Tanfield school on Friday night. The heavy rain during the day did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm as they warmed up for an hour and a half waiting for the opposition to arrive. The game flowed from end to end with tackles a-plenty and shots flying in from all angles. Despite being down at half time, the FCC boys continued to press forward and showed great character and spirit despite eventually coming up second best to a very strong team. And so the magic of the Cup is over for another year – well done to the whole team!

FCC Rowers

On Thursday evening nine students from FCC headed down to the Durham Amateur Rowing Club to take part in the Durham and Chester le Street Indoor Rowing Championships. Year 7 students had to row as fast as they could for two minutes and our students were fabulous. The results were:
Position Rower Distance
1st Devon Creighton 413m
2nd Shay Clarke  406m
1st Georgia Leah Clarke  348m
2nd Kierra Smith 341m
The Year 8 students were in a very strong competition and had to row for 3 minutes.
Position Rower Distance
1st  Marc Milner 798m
2nd James Hannon 638m
1st Ellie Harris 733m
2nd  Lauren Stevenson 690m
3rd  Emma Young  624m
Both Marc and Ellie have now qualified for the County Finals held at Maiden Castle on 24th November. Congratulations to all our students they were a credit to the College and Champions of Chester le Street.
Mrs Heron and Mr Donaghy

Year 11 Federation team first fixture of the season

Resplendent in their brand new Lime and Black Nike Premier League (and free!) strips, the Year 11 Federation team took to the field for their first fixture of the season. The game was the first round of the English Schools Football Association Under 16 Small Schools Cup and was played away in North Tyneside at Seaton Burn College on Friday night ( a 75 mile round trip). On a warm, sunny evening both teams set their stalls out early doors and the game was end to end action. Overhead, planes were seen coming into land as the school is on the flightpath for Newcastle Airport and one of Harry Renwick’s goal kicks nearly gave 300 Easyjet passengers an unexpectedly shaky landing as he launched one into orbit.
Seaton Burn managed to sneak a lucky goal just before half time and Co-Managers Maitland and Donaghy had some words of advice at the break changing the formation and encouraging the lads to attack more. The second half was a different game – wave after wave of attack, a goal disallowed for offside, an off the line clearance and then eventually from a back pass, a free kick rifled in by captain Logan Graham. 1-1 and so to extra time! Five minutes each way would be followed by penalties if the score remained even. Again the Lime and Blacks flooded forward but could just not get that winning goal. Ten seconds remained before the final whistle when a hopeful cross was headed in and broke the deadlock. Gutted, sick as a parrot, but that’s the magic of the cup!! The team were a credit to the College and showed great spirit and dignity when shaking hands at the end of the game.

Under 14 FCC team in the last 16 of the Durham County Cup

On Thursday The Under 14 FCC team were drawn at home to play Belmont school in the last 16 of the Durham County Cup. This eagerly awaited clash had the Year 8 and 9 boys dizzy with excitement as they could finally show off all their skills that they had finely tuned on FIFA 17….

The game was a massively one sided affair with the FCC lads passing the ball about as if the opposition were not there. In the end a 6-0 victory was the least the team deserved. Pictured are the six goal scorers who put in a great shift. The next round is the Quarter Finals away at Tanfield which is one step closer to Wembley. Well Done.


A new season dawns

A new season dawns, and so it was that ten Year 7 students from the Durham Federation eagerly boarded the school minibus and headed to the far reaches of Consett to play in the U12 John Brown Cup against schools from Derwentside, Durham, Chester le Street and Washington. A veritably eclectic mix of footballing styles but the red and black stripes did their College proud. A very tight first match against Hermitage was decided by one lucky goal and the team were very unlucky to lose 0-1.
Next up was Oxclose – pre match favourites – and a battling performance saw goal attempts a plenty yet no score. 0-0 the final result. So to the last league deciding nail biter! A game against St Robert’s – by far the tallest team in the tournament! Again an end to end encounter with both sides going close. Stalemate was a fair result and another 0-0. Unfortunately the team did not progress to the next round but the Terrific Ten were a credit to the College and conducted themselves magnificently. Well Done lads.
Mr Maitland and Mr Donaghy



Open Evenings

The Durham Federation Year 6 Open Evening took place on Wednesday 14th September at Durham Community Business College at 5.30pm and Thursday 22nd September at Fyndoune Community College also at 5.30pm.

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Sam Stewart Receives his 100% Attendance Award

Sam Stewart (ex-Y11 DCBC) received his 100% attendance award last night. Sam is 1 of 9 out of the whole of County Durham to receive this award. Not only that, there has only ever been ten students in County Durham’s history to achieve 100% attendance from nursery to leaving secondary. An amazing achievement for an amazing student with an enviable attendance record. Sam2