STOP PRESS! Win in National Final for Public Speaking Team!
Concord’s senior public speaking team has won the national final of the BPW Public Speaking Competition. The team from Concord, representing the North West Region, beat three other teams from different regions at the weekend.
Concord Teacher Breaks World Record
A Concord teacher is a world record breaker. At the age of 51, John Bernasconi, who teaches maths, lifted a record-breaking 207.5 kilograms in the bench press at the British power lifting championships.
Sport Relief Fun & Games!
Students and staff at Concord painted their lips red and held an inter- boarding house fun sports and cake baking competition to raise money for Sport Relief on Friday 21st March.
Gervase Phinn at Literary Festival
Biographical anecdotes from the celebrated, nationally renowned author, broadcaster and educationalist Professor Gervase Phinn, will be heard in Concord. ‘An Evening with Gervase Phinn’ – described as ‘the James Herriot of schools’ - is to be held at the College theatre on Saturday March 22nd from 7.30-9.00 pm.
Concord Literary Festival Begins
Local author and photographer Gordon Dickins is to give an illustrated talk at the Concord Library Literary Festival on Tuesday March 18th. The talk in the college theatre is from 7.15-8.15 pm and tickets which cost £2 will be available on the door.
The theme of the talk is ‘Shropshire Seasons: Photographs by a Failed Artist.’
Trophies Galore for Public Speaking Team
Concord’s talented public speaking team have been amongst the trophies in two major competitions. The Concord team of Emma Huntley (speaker), Ellen Kerslake (chair) and Dami Adebayo (vote of thanks), are through to the national final of the BPW (Business and Professional Women) public speaking competition at the end of the month.
International Concert Live!
We are delighted to announce that this year for the first time Concord will be live streaming the annual International Concert over the internet from Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Sunday 16th March 2014.
Students Dress up for Historian's Lecture
Concord students surprised well known historian Dominic Sandbrook when they dressed in 1960s attire for his lecture.
More than 250 Concord students will be performing, many in their national costume, on stage at Theatre Severn on Sunday March 16th. The occasion is the annual International Charity Concert when musicians, soloists and dancers of many different nationalities will perform to a sell-out audience at the 650 seat venue in Shrewsbury.
Reunion February 15th
Over 230 former Concord students who had attended the college in the last six years – the majority are still at university in the UK – attended the reunion on February 15th.
Toby Wins Gold!
A paper that was sat by 1,500 students nationally has won Concord student Toby Li (6.2) a gold medal. Toby who has an offer to read mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge next year, scored 50 out of 60 marks in the British Mathematical Olympiad round one paper.
TED inspires Leo to launch CED
TED (Technology. Entertainment. Design) Talks on the Internet have inspired a Concord student to launch CED (Create. Engage. Discover) in what could be the first initiative of its kind in a school. Concord’s CED incorporates weekly talks and the production of a magazine under the team leadership of Leo He (6.1).
Starry Night Concert
The Starry Night Concert took place in the Concord theatre on 8th February. Now an annual event and organised entirely by the students of the Outreach Society, the concert featured the singing and dancing talents of a host of our very own Concord ‘Stars.’ The evening was a sell-out success and raised over £600 for MENCAP.
Best of British
Concord’s Summer School is second in the best of British summer schools according to the EL Gazette. Their ranking, published in the latest edition of the EL Gazette, one of the best known publications in English Language teaching, is being celebrated by the Summer Course team.
Chinese New Year
More than 230 students and staff from Concord are planning a big celebration of the Chinese New Year, which is the year of the horse, this Saturday. The students and staff from will sit down to a 13 course meal at one of Birmingham’s premier Chinese restaurants in an event organised by the college’s Chinese and Hong Kong Societies.
Fashion Show 2014
The sixth annual Concord Fashion show took place at the on Saturday 25th January in the Concord theatre. This sell-out evening featured clothes designed by students studying for GCSE, AS or A level art on a theme of ‘Elements’.
Russian History Lecture
An exchange of emails between a Concord history teacher and a professor of Russian history has led to him visiting the college to help a group of A level students.
Physics Olympiad Success
Concord students have once again proven their physics capabilities with three students winning gold medals in the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) first round.
Concord student Tina Mao in 6.2 who has been offered a place at Oriel College, Oxford University, to study Computer Science and Philosophy, has also been awarded a Jardine Foundation scholarship for an initial three years worth up to £70,000.
In one of the most competitive years for Oxbridge applications, 13 Concord students have received offers from Oxford or Cambridge. A ‘very proud’ Principal Neil Hawkins said he was ‘delighted’ for the 13 students and pleased that a further 18 were placed in the pool for Cambridge.
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