News

Tom selected for GB Squad

Baseball may be a little known sport in Shropshire, but one Concord student is on the brink of international honours. Tom Everill (Form 3) a day student at Concord, has been selected for the preliminary under 16 Great Britain baseball squad.

Happy New Year

As Concord starts the new academic term in the year of its 65th birthday, the college has a total of 485 students for the first time in its history.

Olivia Jumps to Success

A talented young horse woman Olivia Poole in Form 4 has jumped her way to success at a recent show jumping competition in Le Mans.

Festive Cheer

The Autumn term at Concord has finished with festive cheer at a Christmas Dinner with a visit from Santa and the college end of term final assembly which reflected the achievements and highlights of the term. Internal exams for all year groups marked the end of what has been a very busy term.

Trophy for Lucy

A day student at Concord achieved 10 awards out of 14 races in a swimming championship in Herefordshire.

Win in BPW Competition

The topic of rats has won Concord’s Public Speaking team a place in the next round of the Business Professional Women’s (BPW) annual public speaking competition. Rats, hated by most, are spoken of very highly by the team!

Winter Concert

The fabulous end of term concerts, performed over two nights on the 21st and 22nd November to students and guests, were a showcase for the musical, dramatic and dancing talents at Concord.

Fun at the Fayre

Award winning Shropshire businesses were among the stallholders at the Christmas Fayre at Concord College on Sunday which welcomed over 1000 shoppers.

Operation Christmas Child

Concord is on target to exceed the 151 Christmas boxes it sent to Operation Christmas Child last year. Members of the Concord Outreach Society are still filling shoeboxes with gifts in readiness for the second of their two visits to the Shrewsbury warehouse which will ship the goodies to Kosovo.

MUN Conference

Fourteen students from Concord have attended an ‘outstanding’ Model United Nations (MUN) conference in The Hague. The students were accompanied by history teacher Erika Boak were among nearly 1,000 worldwide students represented at the conference at the International School in the Netherlands.

Christmas Fayre

Celebrity chef Marcus Bean will give a Christmas pudding demonstration on his cookery stall at the forthcoming Christmas Fayre. He will be one of more than 40 stallholders at the Concord College event which will raise funds for Smile Train, a charity for children born with a cleft pallet.

Letter from No 10

A Concord student’s objections to the portrayal of women in the media has brought responses from 10 Downing Street and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Knitting for Charity

A member of staff at Concord has turned her new hobby into a way to make money for charity. Creative Mandi Gilbert’s first challenge on taking up knitting as a hobby has been to make poppies.

Halloween Fun

On Saturday 26th October students at Concord enjoyed the annual Halloween Event complete with Haunted House, food and a fancy dress disco. With most of the activities organised by the students themselves, this ever popular evening was full of fun and a few scares!

Gypsy Music Workshop

Concord students have been introduced to gypsy folk music at a workshop and concert hosted at the college led by the leader of the London Gypsy Orchestra, Gundula Gruen.

Physics Lecture

Two top physics students from Concord were invited to an address by the Queen’s astronomer. Andrei Gorbatch (6.2) and Philip Hawkins (6.2) were guests of the High Sheriff of Shropshire, Mrs. Diane Flint, at a lecture by Lord Rees of Ludlow.

Art Trip

The New Art Gallery in Walsall was the destination for the first Art Department trip of the year. All Form 4 GCSE Art students were joined by 17 sixth formers on a visit to this wonderful contemporary art space just one hour from Acton Burnell.

House Arts Competition

Now in its fifth year, the Inter-House Arts Competition was eagerly anticipated  as the renamed houses battled it out in the theatre on Sunday 13th October to be the winners of the coveted House Arts Shield. The theme of the event was ‘New Beginnings’ to reflect the newly restructured house system.

Shropshire Festival

A prestigious Shropshire Festival Trophy has been won by a Concord student for the second successive year. The latest winner of the Llewellyn Burrell trophy at the Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose was sixth form student Zoe Mountford.

Biology Challenge

A Lower School day student, Edward Carpentier-Baugh, at Concord has won gold in a national Biology Challenge that attracted a record entry of 31,000 students.

 

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