Concord runners raise £35 000 for UnicefWednesday October 11, 2017
A team of 35 competitors represented Concord at the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London last weekend and have raised around £35,000 for Unicef. The runners, including students, teachers, parents and alumni, were aged between 17 and mid 50’s and for 15 of them it was their first half marathon. Teams of runners from Concord, led by Principal Neil Hawkins, have now raised a total of over £165,000 for Unicef having taken part in four successive Royal Parks Half Marathons.
Concord student’s essay success in IEA competitionMonday October 9, 2017
Concord sixth form student Adrian Ng has visited London to attend a prize giving event for an essay he has written. He was awarded a certificate at a ceremony for his entry in the Institute of Economic Affairs Essay Competition. During his visit to the offices of the IEA in Westminster, Adrian met Dr. Stephen Davis, the IEA Education Director who gave him a warm welcome. Said Adrian who is currently studying study maths, further maths,
Concord named as one of the top STEM schools in the countryFriday October 6, 2017
Concord has been named as one of the top STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – schools in the country. This accolade received by Concord is the result of new rankings produced by government backed education campaign Your Life. Your Life is a three year campaign to ensure the UK has the maths and physics skills it needs to succeed in today’s competitive global economy. Concord’s ranking as one of the top STEM schools in the country has been warmly welcomed by Principal Neil Hawkins.
Riverkeep author visits ConcordThursday October 5, 2017
An author has been talking to Form 3 and 4 students at Concord about a book it took him 12 years to have published. Ninety students were given a presentation by Martin Stewart, author of Riverkeep, which was published in April 2016 and shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and Branford Boase Award as well as longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Despite it taking 12 years to have the book published, he completed the writing of the 80,000 word book in just four months.
Official opening of Shanghai Concord Bilingual SchoolMonday October 2, 2017
Within the Huangpu District of Shanghai, a prime location in China’s global financial hub, Concord has officially opened its first partner school, the Shanghai Concord Bilingual School (SCBS), initially for 115 students, most of whom are 11 years of age with a small group of 15 year olds who will be taking their GCSEs. The official opening on September 16 was attended by Concord’s Dr. Iain Bride, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Concord’s Principal Neil Hawkins and Gail Denham,
New en-suite bedrooms are ‘luxury’ say sixth form boardersFriday September 29, 2017
Sixth Form girls at Concord have described their new en-suite bedrooms as ‘luxury.’ Thirty-one girls have moved into Garden View boarding residence, a two storey property, which has undergone a major refurbishment that has taken a year to complete. The boarding residence, formerly known as the Red House, has been gutted and totally re-built inside to provide not only en-suite study bedrooms but a kitchen and common room facility. The first occupants who are now in their final year at Concord have been describing the difference the refurbishment has made.
Concord Students Excel in National Historical CompetitionsWednesday September 27, 2017
Two Concord Lower School students have won prestigious certificates in national historical competitions which, for them, required tricky translations. Anna Zhang had to translate Chinese into English and for Liza Mikhaylova it was Russian into English, in order to write prizewinning essays over their summer break. Anna and Liza who are both in Form 4 entered the Young Historian Project, a competition on the First World War run by the Historical Association, and the Spirit of Normandy competition designed to commemorate the anniversary of the Second World War campaigns.
Concord’s Principal to run half marathon in support of UnicefMonday September 25, 2017
Mr Hawkins is once again running the Royal Parks London Half Marathon in support of UNICEF (for ‘Every Child in Danger’). The run takes place on Sunday 8th October. Here is a message from him: As we get that little bit older, I think we all become more conscious of the responsibility we have to support those who cannot support themselves. Too many children in this world grow up without the emotional and material support that most of us take for granted.
Concord’s Head Boy and Head Girl for 2017/18Friday September 15, 2017
Concord’s Head Boy and Girl for 2017/18, Chris Langton and Melody Hung, have been talking about their plans for the year. Chris, who is studying physics, chemistry, maths and further maths at A level, was previously at a secondary school in Singapore. But he chose to study at Concord in the sixth form to provide what he described as ‘wider scope and better opportunities’ for further education, including university. For when he leaves Concord he hopes to study engineering at Cambridge and then specialise in aerospace.
Six teachers start the new term at ConcordThursday September 7, 2017
Concord is delighted to welcome six new teachers at the start of the new academic year with a total of 114 years experience in teaching between them. Two of Concord’s newcomers, Head of Science Barry Brown and maths teacher Mark Hennings, have both completed 30 years in the profession. Barry started teaching immediately after obtaining his degree 30 years’ ago and for the last 20 years has been Head of Biology at Shrewsbury High School where he was also a member of the senior management team for 12 years.