Concord’s 70th Birthday Prize AuctionFriday July 19, 2019
Concord is celebrating its 70th birthday this August. The college is also hosting a charity fundraiser for the Concord College Anthony Morris Foundation, through an exciting prize auction. All investment into the foundation goes towards helping bright students whose families might not otherwise be able to afford the fees to study at Concord. These students may go on to higher education and make a difference to the world, having had a Concord education. Prizes will be very sought after and already include luxury items such as Gucci trainers and handbags,
Bridget’s farewell to Concord after 27 yearsWednesday July 17, 2019
Bridget Thurgood has seen many changes during her 27 years as an accounts assistant at Concord College. As she announced her pending retirement, she reflected on how the college has grown with invoices going out to 600 day and boarding students – 400 more than when she started. She also recalled that for many years the invoices were all sent out by post. Today, said Bridget, invoicing – termly for day students and half yearly for boarders –
A nostalgic return to Concord’s Summer School 29 years laterWednesday July 3, 2019
The first day of arrivals for Concord’s July Summer School was particularly nostalgic and ‘exciting’ for a returning former Summer School student. Mr Palmino Di Giacinto, a former Summer School student between 1986-1990, returned to the college 29 years after his last Summer School, with his two children. Sara, 16, is in her fifth year of Summer School, whilst Pasquale, 13, attended for the first time last year. Mr Di Giacinto’s oldest daughter Chiara, aged 21,
A record 43 nationalities at Concord’s 2019 Summer SchoolTuesday July 2, 2019
Students from a record number of 43 different nationalities will be spending three weeks in Shropshire at one of Concord’s Summer Schools, in July or August. A total of 297 students from around the world are booked on courses which are ‘more extensive than ever before’ according to Summer School Director, Mrs Kari Quant. A new active science pathway course has computer coding as the highlight. The basic introduction to computer programming will be attended by 76 students over the three weeks.
40 year Steve is Concord’s longest serving employeeFriday June 28, 2019
There’s nothing that Steve Morris likes better than creating and tending a flower border. But when you share responsibility for 85 acres of grounds, tidying borders becomes just a highlight to savour. The extensive grounds at Concord have been a major part of Steve’s life for the last 40 years. For he is the longest-serving employee at the college. Steve, 59, started in the maintenance department at the college when he was 19. He had been a Youth Training Scheme (YTS) on a farm when he heard about the Concord vacancy through a friend.
6.1 Dinner 2019Wednesday June 26, 2019
On Saturday 22nd June the 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. The event which began with drinks in the Main Hall was followed by a formal three course dinner in the dining hall ended with a disco in the West End with a Great Gatsby theme.
‘Future scientists’ visit ConcordThursday June 20, 2019
Year 6 pupils from primary and prep schools, described as the ‘scientists of the future,’ have been benefiting from an ambitious science outreach programme launched by Concord College. The connection between Concord and the primary schools of Longnor, Christ Church Cressage, St. Lawrence Church Stretton, Church Preen and Brockton as well as Prestfelde and Shrewsbury High School Prep began at the start of term. Since then science teachers from Concord have visited each of the schools who have all since spent a day at the college and has culminated in 21 of the most gifted and talented Year 6 science pupils returning to take part in a biology,
Lower School Prizes 2019Wednesday June 19, 2019
The prize giving assembly for Lower School was held last week at Concord. Head of Lower School Mrs Rachel Coward took the opportunity to celebrate a fantastic year for all of Concord’s Lower School students particularly Form 5 students who have taken their GCSEs this summer. Praise was given to all Lower School Monitors: the LS Scholars Anna and Thibault; the Pastoral Monitors Helen (Taylors) and Yuki (Bell); the Communications & Marketing Monitors: Carolyn and George;
Mandela narrowly wins Inter-House Trophy following Sports DayWednesday June 5, 2019
Concord’s Inter-House Trophy was narrowly won by Mandela House last week, following the eagerly anticipated annual Sports Day. With the Inter-House competitions being so highly contested again this year, students claimed it was ‘all to play for’ prior to the event – and the day did not disappoint! Despite the wind and showers of rain over the course of the day, large crowds of students and staff gathered on Hall Meadow, cheering on fellow teammates and competitors – the first time Sports Day has taken place in front of the college.
Success for Concord student who returns to the poolFriday May 31, 2019
A Concord student who hasn’t swam competitively for over 2 years returned to the pool recently, winning a silver medal in the Shropshire County Swimming Gala for Secondary Schools. Myrtle, from Form 4, attended the competition at Thomas Telford alongside four other swimmers from Concord for an exciting and highly competitive afternoon of swimming. The competition was a single-event structure, so students placed in their heat and this was then marked as their final time – competing against times from the other heats for an overall finishing position.