Prize-winning Concord student couldn’t resist an essay on referendaTuesday June 20, 2017
‘What use should a 21st century democracy make of referenda?’ was a topic Concord 6.1 student Patricia Kongoasa couldn’t resist. She decided she had to submit a 2,000 word paper for the Robert Walker Law Essay Prize which is an annual competition run by Trinity College, Cambridge. Patricia, who is also taking an EPQ extended project qualification related to UK law, and hopes to study law at Cambridge when she leaves Concord, was among the successful entrants.
Concord’s 2017 Graduation BallMonday June 19, 2017
Miniature graduation bears, dressed in mortar boards and academic gowns, were presented to all 6.2 students at Concord’s 2017 Graduation Ball. A total of 165 students received a graduation bear on a night when academic prizes were awarded in each subject. The highest of the awards, the Frank Bell Prizes, were presented by guest of honour and Chair of Trustees Dr. Iain Bride to Meg Margetts and Joe Parker, both 18 who have spent five years at Concord College.
Good Schools Guide describes Concord as ‘near perfect’Thursday June 15, 2017
The Good Schools Guide, a guide to British schools both state and independent, has visited Concord, which it has described as ‘near perfect a place as you could want where the next generation of global high flyers is being nurtured.’ Concord Principal Neil Hawkins said today he was ‘absolutely delighted’ that such a prestigious organisation as the Good Schools Guide had recently visited and presented its report which also represented the views of students, parents and teachers.
A top 50 place for maths student JimmyFriday June 2, 2017
A Concord student is amongst the top 50 mathematicians for his age in the country. Jimmy Zeng in Form 5 achieved a top 50 place from amongst 200,000 entrants in a UK Mathematical Trust intermediate maths challenge. His performance in the maths Olympiad paper for which 500 Year 11 students qualified has won the 16 year old a gold medal and a book prize. Dr. Tom Pheonix, Head of the Maths at Concord, praised what he called a ‘phenomenal performance’ by Jimmy who is studying maths and additional maths for his GCSE’s.
‘Good old fashioned’ fete supports historic Acton Burnell village churchThursday June 1, 2017
Acton Burnell is targeting to raise £3,000 for the upkeep of its church from a forthcoming ‘good old fashioned’ fete. The fete, which is on June 10 at 2.30 pm, is expected to attract some 300 visitors from many miles around. Parochial Church Council secretary Jill Faulkner said last year’s fete raised £2,500 and this year the aim was to exceed that amount to refurbish doors, lighting and heating at St. Mary’s Church, Acton Burnell. The 12th century church is part of Acton Burnell’s famous designated scheduled monument which also includes the castle and Parliament Barn.
Concord student’s Foundation in PeruWednesday May 24, 2017
Peruvian born Concord student Ali Wellings was only two years old when she came to Shropshire. But Ali has never forgotten her roots. So for four months starting in July – when she year old finishes her A levels– she will be returning to Peru to pursue the Ali Wellings Foundation that she has set up. This is a mathematical scholarship which she runs in a poor school in the mountains – a seven hour bus trip from the capital Lima – where there are lots of orphan children desperately needing educational support.
Concord forms collaborative partnership with local primary schoolMonday May 22, 2017
In the first collaborative project of its kind, Concord has hosted a group of Year 5 & 6 pupils from Old Park Primary School, Telford. The collaborative partnership has already included an Arts Award skills share workshop held at Concord last week. And next month Old Park Primary School will return to the college to attend as an audience a performance of Midsummer’s Night Dream. As part of their Arts Award programme, Concord College’s Form 3 students are required to share their skills with others,
Official opening of Taylor’s boarding residence at ConcordThursday May 18, 2017
Dr. Iain Bride, Chair of Trustees at Concord College, officially opened Taylor’s the new 69 bed boarding residence for Lower School girls last Sunday (May 14). He cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the Taylor’s residence, which the girls have resided in since the start of the academic year in September and is named after one of the college’s founding Principals Monica Carr Taylor. Said Principal Mr. Neil Hawkins: ““Boarding facilities are essential to our students,
Concord donation supports school in The GambiaMonday May 15, 2017
A donation from Concord will be paying a year’s salary of a school assistant for a community nursery school in The Gambia. For £250 raised by the Outreach Society from an outdoor film evening has enabled a charity run by a Shrewsbury woman to expand the nursery school’s teaching staff and change the life of a resident in the Ebo Town community. Mrs. Paula Howells, who founded the charity behind the Ebo Town community nursery school in The Gambia,
Summer School opportunities at Concord for local and international studentsMonday May 15, 2017
No fewer than 59 students who have attended summer school at Concord are now studying full time at the college. Summer Course Lead Manager Kari Butler believes the number of former summer school pupils who are now main term is a record for the college. The 59, who are a mix of nationalities that include local day students, are from all year groups. They represent nearly 11% of the total number of Concord students.