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Chemistry Award for Concord Student

A Concord student has been placed 13th in the world in a challenging chemistry competition that attracted more than 8,500 entries. Ji-Ming Yang in 6.2 received a trophy and certificate for his performance in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge organised by Cambridge University.

Don Quijote Performance

Last week Concord students studying Spanish were treated to a play based on the famous story of Don Quijote performed by the Spanish theatre company Firewalk in an event organised by the Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department.

Girls at Home in The Warren

Concord has extended one of its properties into a 12 bed en suite boarding facility for 12 sixth form girl students. The Warren boarding house re-opened in January after an extensive renovation and brings the total number of en suite rooms for sixth formers to over 150.

Makeover for Concord's Reception Office

The office and reception at Concord which has thousands of visitors a year and is staffed 24/7 has been given a major makeover through a 3D design. The facilities have been transformed following an office bespoke service undertaken by a local company, Chrisbeon of Telford.

Second Hand Book Sale Money to Help Refugees

A sale of second hand text books by students at Concord has raised £8000 for a charity to set up a library hub in a refugee district of Kampala in Uganda.

Concord Student Awarded Jardine Scholarship

A Concord student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to study engineering for four years at Cambridge University. Calvin Chow, who has spent the last five years at Concord, applied for a Jardine Foundation scholarship from his native Hong Kong.

Record Number of Oxbridge Offers

Against a background of higher than ever A level grade requirements, a record-breaking 27 Concord students have been offered places at Cambridge or Oxford. The number, which includes four places for chemical engineering and a similar number for economics, represents more than one in seven of the 6.2 year group.

Concord teacher and student helping refugees this Christmas

A Concord teacher and her daughter studying in Form 3 are currently fundraising to buy Christmas meals and a warm coat, hat and gloves for refugees in Dusseldorf.

Success for Debating Team

Concord’s senior debating team is through to the second round of the Mace Debate, a National Debating Championship for Schools in England.

Concord's own German Market

The first German themed food market has been held at Concord. The Christmas treat for students and staff was the idea of recently appointed executive chef manager Stuart Penfold and involved a team of 25 chefs, waiters and waitresses.

Win for Public Speaking Team

The Concord sixth form public speaking team is through to the second round of the Business & Professional Women (BPW) Public Speaking Competition. The Concord team of speaker Lottie Cansdale, chair Meg Margetts and Annabelle Lim (vote of thanks) had to work with teams from other schools to get through.

Concord Student wins a Second Astronomy Gold Medal

A student at Concord has won a second gold medal for astrophysics and astronomy. The latest success for Hilbert Xiao, who is studying in the sixth form for A level maths, further maths, physics and chemistry, was when he sat the British Astrophysics and Astronomy Olympiad Challenge paper.

Come to the Concord Christmas Fayre

Upwards of 2,000 visitors are expected to visit the Concord Christmas Gift and Food Fayre on campus this Sunday (November 29). As many as 75 local traders will have stalls ranging from food and festive delicacies as well as Christmas gifts.

Lower School Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

From humble beginnings, the Lower School at Concord College is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a 400% growth in students. And to mark the occasion, three former heads and the current incumbent joined college Principal Neil Hawkins to share highlights over cake and champagne.

Work starts on new £3.4m Boarding House

Work has started on a new £3.4 million three storey boarding house in the grounds Concord. The new boarding house, scheduled to be completed by next September, will provide accommodation for 65 Lower School girls aged 13-16.

Come to the Concord Christmas Fayre

Students have chosen the charity to benefit from funds raised at the forthcoming annual Christmas Gift and Food Fayre at Concord. The students, who are in charge of Concord’s Outreach Society, have decided that proceeds from the fayre should be donated to Unicef to support refugee children from war stricken countries.

Busking students hit the headlines

A group of Concord students who spent an afternoon busking in Shrewsbury with their teacher have hit the headlines in the local press.

Young Authors

Concord can now boast 23 young authors. For 23 Form 4 students at Concord College have had their stories published in a book.

Success in Shropshire Festival

Prizewinners in the Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose have been speaking of the choices they made for the various classes they successfully entered. Madeleine Lempert in Form 5 and Heidi Vuong, also in Form 5, brought back to Concord a shield and medal for winning their respective classes.

Pop Star warns Concord students of the dangers of Cyber Bullying

A former shop girl who has shot to fame as one of the country’s most promising singer songwriters has visited a Concord to warn students of cyber bullying. The main message of Beth Sherburn’s presentation to students in the Lower School was to empower and inform them to make the right choices with regard to online safety and cyber bullying.

 

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