A final thanks from Mr HawkinsWednesday October 17, 2018
I am writing for a final time to thank you for your very kind support. Together we have now raised over £30,000 for UNICEF to help them in their work in aid of children in danger around the world. I am very grateful to everyone who has made the commitment to give to this important cause. I also really appreciate your very kind words. By our actions we have shown that Concord is more than a school.
Concord students embrace new opportunities to gain qualifications in acting and public speakingMonday October 15, 2018
The introduction of a new syllabus and extra curricular programme providing students with an opportunity to gain qualifications in communication and acting has been well received by Concord students. The college’s embracement of LAMDA exams, through the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, has so far appealed to nearly 40 students and the opportunity to gain a qualification in acting or speaking for public – even both – is gaining momentum and attracting more interest week on week.
Concord student achieves runners up prize in national competitionFriday October 12, 2018
A Sixth Form student was recently awarded second place in a national essay writing competition. Earn from 6.2 was runner-up in the Newnham College Biological Sciences Essay competition – an annual competition aimed at female students in Year 12 across the UK. Dr Sam Lucy, Newnham Admissions Tutor, said: “Newnham’s Essay Prize Competitions offer talented Year 12 female students the opportunity to explore their academic interests in more depth, and from a different angle, than is often available through school.” The competition is also designed to help students prepare for university-style short essay writing,
The Royal Parks Half Marathon is this weekendFriday October 12, 2018
A message from Mr Hawkins: Please forgive me writing again, but I wanted to update you on the progress of Concord’s campaign in support of UNICEF. Our total of funds raised is now over £26,000: this is simply fantastic. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support for the Half Marathon I am running this weekend in London. It really is enormously appreciated. Once again, if you are still wondering whether to make a contribution, please consider it.
Concord student nominated for ‘Young Speaker of the Year’Monday October 8, 2018
A Concord Sixth Form student recently competed in the ‘Young Speaker of the Year’ competition, following her success in an English Speaking Board exam. Ruth from 6.1 achieved a distinction in her ESB exam at the end of last term – and was subsequently nominated for the accolade of Young Speaker of the Year. Over 30,000 students took ESB assessments across 2017/18, so Ruth was ‘delighted’ to be able to compete in a vast field of talent.
An update from Mr HawkinsFriday October 5, 2018
I am writing to thank the many members of the Concord community who have so far given so generously in support of UNICEF. I can’t believe that we have already raised £10 000! Thank you. UNICEF is a charity that suits Concord extremely well, with its clear focus on the needs of children, and its international outlook. The difference is that UNICEF is looking out for those who have no one else to care for them.
An opportunity for Concordians to head for KenyaFriday October 5, 2018
Next summer, Concord is offering students from Form 5 upwards the opportunity to combine overseas work experience, international development and adventure. Recent school trips have included exciting international expeditions in Iceland, Bolivia and Costa Rica, but in summer 2019 Concord will be taking a group to Kenya for 3 weeks. Students and accompanying staff will join the Moving Mountains Trust and Adventure Alternative for the trip of a lifetime, working on meaningful development projects. Prospective medics and dentists will take part in ‘Medicamp’,
Concord student stimulates Artificial Intelligence debate amongst young peopleTuesday October 2, 2018
A Concord student has embarked on an ambitious initiative to gather the opinions of young people on both sides of the artificial intelligence debate – from the benefits to the potentially ‘terrifying’ consequences of AI. In what she describes as her ‘AI Journey,’ Anastasiia in 6.2, has launched a website for young people mainly in the 15-25 age range to share their views. She has given presentations to two Concord College assemblies and hopes that from the feedback she receives on her website www.i-or-ai.com she will be able to write an open letter to the United Nations with recommendations and suggestions from young people to improve the regulation on AI.
New Head Boy and Girl talk about their aspirationsThursday September 27, 2018
The new Head Boy and Girl at Concord have been talking about their aspirations for the year and a change of format to the annual international concert. Mikhail and Alisar will be among more than 200 Concord students taking part in the event at Theatre Severn on November 17. And this year the concert, which is open to the public, will take the form of a show which will have the theme ‘Peace’ and the college’s many international societies will be involved in telling the story.
An appeal from Mr HawkinsWednesday September 26, 2018
I am writing to ask for your support. This year, I will – once again – be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London on Sunday 14th October in support of UNICEF. UNICEF is a wonderful charity that aims to give support to ‘Every Child in Danger’. Its work ranges from helping those suffering from domestic abuse and neglect to those facing famine, disease and war. Children are our future and they are also the most vulnerable and impressionable members of society.