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Concord student’s foundation in Peru

Peruvian born Concord student Ali Wellings was only two years old when she came to Shropshire. But Ali has never forgotten her roots. So for four months starting in July – when she year old finishes her A levels– she will be returning to Peru to pursue the Ali Wellings Foundation that she has set up.

Concord forms collaborative partnership with local primary school

In the first collaborative project of its kind, Concord has hosted a group of Year 5 & 6 pupils from Old Park Primary School, Telford. The collaborative partnership has already included an Arts Award skills share workshop held at Concord last week

Official opening of Taylor’s boarding residence at Concord

Dr. Iain Bride, Chair of Trustees at Concord College, officially opened Taylor’s the new 69 bed boarding residence for Lower School girls last Sunday (May 14).

Summer School opportunities at Concord for local and international students

No fewer than 59 students who have attended summer school at Concord are now studying full time at the college. Summer Course Lead Manager Kari Butler believes the number of former summer school pupils who are now main term is a record for the college.

Concord donation supports school in The Gambia

A donation from Concord will be paying a year’s salary of a school assistant for a community nursery school in The Gambia. For £250 raised by the Outreach Society from an outdoor film evening has enabled a charity run by a Shrewsbury woman to expand the nursery school’s teaching staff and change the life of a resident in the Ebo Town community.

Concord students record charity album

A special charity concert featuring music from a unique digital album has been staged by students at Concord. Copies of the specially recorded CD containing all the songs heard in the first half of the programme were sold on the night.

Concord Alumni encourage more young black men to apply for Cambridge

Two former Concord students have appeared on a Cambridge University inspired Facebook post in a bid to encourage more young black men to apply for placements. Dami Adebayo, was Head Boy in 2014/15 and Jimi Babasola, was a student at Concord at the same time.

It’s CED instead of TED talks at Concord

A small group of sixth form students at Concord are running a series of Creative, Engage, Discover (CED) talks recruiting speakers to deliver academic based topics.

First exchange visit of Thai students to Concord

A group of 16 Thai students chose Concord College for a week’s exchange visit. The 13 and 14 year old students, accompanied by their teacher Miss Pattama Deesawatseephet, who was on her third visit to the UK, specifically chose Concord for their studies.

Inflatable planetarium launched Readers and Writers Festival

The annual Readers and Writers Festival got off to an inspirational start at Concord with the installation of an inflatable planetarium for the first day. The whole of the Lower School as well as some of the sixth form visited the planetarium for half hour presentations on the theme of ‘Exploration and Discovery.’

Students praised for originality of app design

A team of Concord Form 3 students will compete in a national competition in Telford in July. The team of Eden Broadbent (project manager), Henry Jones, Shivang Bajla, Rohan Kukreti and Hannah Spencer won the National Enterprise Day competition for their design of an app for Ryman Stationery Company.

Forensic science fascinates Form 3 students

The school caretaker has been murdered by a burglar in broad daylight! The task for detectives is to solve the crime using a variety of forensic science techniques. In this case, Form 3 students have to establish sufficient evidence to make a charge and present a case in court.

Best Speaker award for Lucy

For the second consecutive year a Concord student has come away with a trophy in a national public speaking competition. Lucy Hampton has followed in the footsteps of Lottie Cansdale who have now both been voted Best Speaker in the national final of the Business and Professional Women’s Public Speaking Competition.

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School on the road of a thousand miles…

‘A road of a thousand miles begins with one step. Let us put every effort into the journey to make Concord shine.’ So says Yingping Xie, Honorary General Principal of the new Shanghai Concord Bilingual School which will open its doors to 150 Chinese 11 year olds and 50 15 year olds in September.

Student Lottie talks of a battle with anorexia

A Concord student who wants to be a doctor has been talking to fellow students about her own personal battle with anorexia. Sixth former Lottie Cansdale is running the Shrewsbury 10 k on March 19 to raise money for BEAT, a charity supporting those with eating disorders.

Music students to manage ‘live’ charity concert

A group of BTEC music students at Concord are managing a music product as part of their second term course. The Form 4 students have decided that their product will be a ‘live’ charity concert ‘Stars in their Eyes’ in the college theatre on March 16.

Charity head shavers feel the cold

Concord’s Head Boy Tempy Charoenvasnadumrong and fellow sixth former Brendan Beh have been explaining why they decided to shave their heads – at one of the coldest times of the year! The sixth formers, who have both received Oxbridge offers to study engineering, have raised more than £3,000 for a UK based charity.

Students record a charity album

Music students at Concord are not only making an album for charity – but enhancing their chances of a BTEC qualification. Fourteen students in Form 5 are recording original pieces of music which they have composed and will be featured on the charity album.

Senior public speaking team through to national final

A late replacement in the Concord senior public speaking team was praised by the competition judges for the key role she played. Onyinye Enwereji only had two weeks to practice as a member of the Concord College team in the regional final of the Business and Professional Women’s Public Speaking Competition.

Concord students on the medal trail

Sixth form students at Concord took 13 medals and a highly commended in this year’s British Biology Olympiad. A total of more than 7,500 students took part nationally and Concord’s entrants came away with six gold, five silver and two bronze medals.

 

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