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6.1 Dinner & Prize Winners

On Saturday 6th June 6.1 students at Concord were treated to an end of year dinner. The evening was a chance to celebrate the end of a successful year, award the subject prizes and to bring the year group together for a sophisticated social event.

Expedition to Madagascar

A group of excited students are preparing for a three week expedition to Madagascar where they will take part in a community project to supply a small rural village with water. The sixth form students from Concord will be laying pipes to bring clean water to the community. There will be a significant amount of manual work for the group in order to complete the water project.

Form 3 Perform Romeo and Juliet

On Thursday 4th June the students in Form 3 performed an abridged version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to an audience of staff, parents and students. This special event in the amphitheatre outside the West End at Concord was a first for Form 3 and an opportunity to celebrate the varied talents of an exceptional group of students.

Lower School Dinner 2015

The Lower School Dinner, which took place on 30th May, was a formal celebration of the academic and extra-curricular successes of the students in Forms 3, 4 and 5 over the year. It is also a special evening when everyone gets to put on their smartest clothes and enjoy a fabulous meal!

Ducks are all in a Row in the Concord Library!

“We thought it would cheer people up and put a smile on their faces,” said Library Prefect Oleksandra Torubara about the current display outside the entrance to the Concord library. The library Prefect team decided that their display for the month would feature a raft of toy ducks to help to lighten the mood for those students studying in the library preparing for their exams.

New Pre A Level Course at Summer School

Concord’s Summer school is delighted to announce a new initiative for the courses in July and August 2015. A new pre A level course is being introduced with students having a choice of studying a combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and economics as a preparation for the demands of A level study.

Graduation Ball 2015

The 6.2 Leavers of 2015 were treated to a splendid evening to celebrate their final term at the college. As is the tradition at Concord, this was the last formal occasion for the senior students, before they leave the college and embark upon the next stage of their education. It was a time to celebrate the success of this very talented group of young people and to reflect upon their achievements.

'Donut for Nepal' Raises £365

Concord students cannot resist crispy sweet donuts. So the eight committee members of the Concord College Outreach Society were confident their ‘Donut for Nepal’ sale would raise some money for the earthquake appeal.

Graduation Ball Live

We are delighted to announce that Concord will once again be live streaming the 6.2 graduation ceremony over the internet from the 6.2 Ball on Saturday 16th May 2015.

Sports Day 2015

The final event of the 2015 Inter-house competition, the first ever combined Lower School and Sixth Form Sports Day took place on 29th April. With the overall Inter-house competition so close, it was vital that four houses put in a strong performance and it certainly made for a very exciting day of athletics with many turning out to support their house in the lovely Spring sunshine.

Concord Student Scores Top Marks in Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad

A Concord student is one of the country’s leading mathematicians in his age group. Reynold Fan in Form 4 scored 60/60 in the UK Intermediate Maths Olympiad – one of only 11 students throughout the UK to achieve the maximum mark of 10 for each of six questions.

Coup for Concord

A man who was held captive and tortured by the Taliban at the age of 12 has been giving a group of Concord students an ‘exclusive’ insight into his experiences. Rohullah Yakobi who originates from Afghanistan chose as his theme ‘Born in war, raised in disaster, now living in peace’ for his talk at Concord.

Readers & Writers Festival Inspires

‘Inspiring,’ ‘intriguing’ and ‘thought provoking’ - the much anticipated Concord Readers & Writers Festival was a fantastic and memorable week for the whole of the Concord community. Said Chair of the Festival Working Group, Mr Phil Woods, “We were stimulated, challenged and entertained by a huge variety of speakers and events."

Swimming Gala 2015

The Summer term’s sporting calendar of House competitions began with the Swimming Gala on Sunday 26th April. A large crowd gathered to cheer on the swimmers and to enjoy the barbecue and refreshments provided by the kitchen on the lawn by the pool on a beautiful Spring day!

Record Medals Haul in Biology Olympiad

A record medals haul has been collected by sixth form biology students at Concord, who for the first time in four years of competing won seven gold medals in the British Biology Olympiad 2015.

Library Celebrates 5th Birthday

Concord’s library has been celebrating its fifth birthday with a special cake and balloons. Head librarian Mrs. Anne Williams said the library at Concord had seen changes since it opened in 2010.

Icelandic Adventure

Sixth form geography students from Concord braved the elements including gale force winds and blizzards in a packed five day field trip to the land of ‘fire and ice’ where they also helped to rescue a motorist stranded up an icy track!

Students Prepare for Readers & Writers Festival

Students at Concord are preparing for the Readers and Writers Festival by practising cutting a cake mathematically! The festival will this year include two talks by celebrated author and mathematician Alex Bellos who as well as has written the best-selling maths book ‘Alex’s Adventures in Numberland’ and ‘Alex through the Looking Glass.’

Form 3 Activities Week

The scene was an earthquake hitting Acton Burnell. But would students have the skills to survive? That was the first challenge for Concord’s Form 3 students who took part in an activities week at the end of last term both on and off campus.

Ed's Last Day

It was Ed Birch’s last day in the kitchen at Concord on the last day of term before he begins a well-earned retirement. And it was fitting that among the many dishes he has cooked over the last 27 years the final one should be his favourite – curry.

 

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