Concord Lower School public speaking team through to regional finalThursday February 15, 2018
Concord’s Lower School public speaking team is through to the regional final of the English Speaking Union public speaking competition. The Concord team of Olivia Marcham (speaker), Kate Moore-Myers, (questioner) and Robbie Smith (chair), chose the topic of ‘Equal pay for women – can it ever happen?’ as their speaker’s subject. The Concord team was one of two schools from a total of six in the first round to make it through to the next stage of the competition.
Concord students raise £6,000 for a school in the GambiaWednesday February 14, 2018
Sales of second hand text books by students at Concord has raised a ‘staggering’ £6,000 in support of a school in The Gambia run by a Shrewsbury-based charity. For Jan Tomlins, a trustee responsible for sponsorship, said Ebo Town Community Nursery School were ‘absolutely staggered and blown over’ by the overwhelming support from Concord students. At a cheque presentation with students at Concord, Jan said she couldn’t thank them enough for the ‘most generous donation’ which would make such a difference to children in the poorest area of The Gambia.
Concord’s Summer School – A New Centre of ExcellenceThursday February 8, 2018
Concord’s Summer School has been listed as “a new Centre of Excellence” following a recent British Council inspection. Concord scored 11 ‘strengths’ out of 15 categories and was joint first out of nine schools gaining the new Centre of Excellence status. The British Council inspection confirms that Concord’s Summer School is included in the 2018 ranking which has been described by Summer Course Director Kari Butler as a ‘huge achievement and a reflection of the hard work of our staff.’ Said Kari: “Although the British Council inspection is primarily for the English programme,
House Arts Competition 2018Wednesday January 31, 2018
Now in its ninth year, the Inter-House Arts Competition was as eagerly anticipated as ever. The four ‘Houses’ (Gandhi, Mandela, Pankhurst and Teresa) competed in Concord’s theatre on Saturday 27th January, to be crowned the winners of the coveted House Arts shield. With precious House-trophy points up for grabs, the question everyone was asking was could Mandela retain their title, or would another House be awarded the shield? The theme of this year’s event was ‘Harmony’ and all four houses tailored their acts to try and demonstrate this.
Concord’s ‘Medical Futures’ Conference on 3rd MarchTuesday January 30, 2018
Concord College is hosting its first conference designed to give the county’s students an insight into a medical career. We are inviting Years 10 to 12 at schools throughout Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to ‘The Medical Futures’ conference on Saturday March 3. The conference, part of which will be held in Concord College’s brand new science block, will have capacity for up to 270 students, and is free of charge. Said Concord’s Head of Science, Barry Brown: “The conference will provide young people considering a career in medicine the opportunity to gain essential insights into the personal attributes required,
Newsflash! Oxbridge offers for 21 Concord studentsFriday January 19, 2018
Twenty-one students from Concord have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge. The Concord students have offers to study13 different degree subjects bridging the arts and sciences, from French and Arabic to chemical engineering. Said Dr. Rob Pugh, Assistant Principal (University Entry and Careers) who has helped to assist the students with their applications: “The successes follow lots of hard work and preparation. “We are extremely proud of these fabulous achievements for the students who are competing in an increasingly competitive Oxbridge landscape.
Ambitious tree planting scheme for Hall MeadowTuesday January 16, 2018
More than 300 new trees, some of which have been grown from acorns, have recently been planted at Concord as part of a two year project to restore the 34 acre Hall Meadow fronting the campus. The acorns are from oaks from the Concord grounds and have been nurtured off site over a period of 20 years, growing to a height of eight feet. They are amongst a variety of other species, including Scots pine, Norway maple,
Concord’s new Science Block opens its doorsFriday January 12, 2018
Concord students who have walked into brand new science block for the first time have expressed their ‘amazement’ at the ‘stunning’ state-of-the-art facility. “The new science block has literally taken their breath away,” said Concord’s Head of Science Barry Brown. “Many of the first of our student visitors to the new science block have likened the building to something they would expect at a university which is a tremendous compliment to all those involved in this massive project.
Concord welcomes 33 new students at the start of termFriday January 12, 2018
Concord welcomed 33 students at the start of term which has increased the overall student numbers to a record 578. The new intake of students arrived to cold weather in the UK but a warm welcome here at Concord. Many of the January arrivals are from Malaysia and Singapore, but this year students from Vietnam, Thailand, Nigeria and the UK were amongst the group. The new students began by undertaking a three day induction programme before the start of lessons which included activities on Concord’s high ropes course (pictured),
Record snowfall on last day of termTuesday December 12, 2017
The last day of term brought the anticipated winter weather and Concord found itself under a blanket of snow. The weekend has seen more heavy snow and we think that it is the deepest snow in Acton Burnell since the 1980s! With freezing temperatures continuing, the campus has been transformed into a winter wonderland. The snow started to fall in the early hours on Friday morning with students and staff waking up to a substantial covering of snow.