Concord alumni support students in preparation for university lifeWednesday December 12, 2018
Earlier in the term returning Concord alumni presented personal and insightful accounts into the realities of university life. An annual event at Concord, the hour long session was presented to all 6.2 students, as part of the college’s current PSHE provision. The speakers were Celine Pang (2011-2016) studying Material Science and Engineering at Sheffield, Dana Palii (2014-2016) studying Economics with Management at Durham, and Zoe Mountford (2010-2015) recently graduated from Warwick, with a degree in Philosophy,
Matt Dickinson inspires Concord’s reading initiativesMonday December 10, 2018
Award-winning author and documentary film-maker, Mr Matt Dickinson inspired Concord students recently, with exciting accounts about some of the most extreme climates in the world. The author, who has published 11 books and worked on documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, met with over 140 of Concord’s Lower School students to support the school’s current reading initiatives. Mr Dickinson spent time talking to Form 3 and Form 4 English classes, as well as two Form 3 Geography classes about his career,
Concord student wins Who Wants To Be A Mathematician UK ChampionshipThursday December 6, 2018
Concord student, Olivia has spoken of her delight at winning the Who Wants To Be A Mathematician Championship. She said: “Well, I didn’t expect to win the UK final as the other contestants were also very strong and the scores were very close.” Olivia from 6.2 went on to say: “With regards to the difficulty of the questions, they were actually not very hard to solve, but finishing each in one minute was a big task.
‘Dine for Dime’ student initiative supports people of IndonesiaTuesday December 4, 2018
Students from Concord’s Indonesian Society have been raising valuable funds to donate to Palu, Indonesia, following a fatal earthquake and tsunami in September. The project, #DineForDime was set up by the students and comprised of the society cooking three course meals for other Concord pupils and staff; offering ‘fine dining’ as well as take-out meals. 6.1 pupil, Katherine, on behalf of the Indonesian Society, said: “When we heard news of the devastation that had struck our home country,
Concord team through to a national maths finalMonday December 3, 2018
Four of Concord’s most talented mathematicians are through to the national final of the prestigious Senior Team Maths Challenge (STMC). The team of sixthformers, Olivia, Felix, Michael, and Emily won their regional heat at Keele Hall against 10 other teams. As a result, the team is through to the final of the STMC in February at Linley Hall, part of the Royal Horticultural Halls, in London. The final, in which Concord has previously come third, consists of five rounds which will see them compete against over 80 teams from schools nationwide.
Concord’s busiest-ever Christmas Fayre raises £1500 for Blood BikesFriday November 30, 2018
Concord’s busiest-ever Christmas Gift and Food Fayre has resulted in £1,500 being raised for the Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes. This year marked the seventh annual Christmas Fayre and it attracted an attendance of 1,800 people, in addition to the college’s own 600 students and members of staff with their families. Fees from 58 stallholders, plus a charity lucky dip, supported the Blood Bikes who had their own stand. They had a team of volunteers in attendance and children were able to sit on the four bikes for photos to be taken.
Concord student Danylo is a Taekwondo ChampionFriday November 30, 2018
A Concord student is a Taekwondo martial art champion. Danylo in 6.1 recently won the Taekwondo 14-17 year olds under 60kg championship at the Taekwondo Federation Birmingham Open. He knocked out his opponent who lay on the canvass for five minutes. It was his second successive Birmingham Open title which he hopes to turn into a third next year. Danylo trains at Universal Taekwondo, part of the London Road Sports Centre in Shrewsbury, under instructor James Kessler.
DNA Spiral sparks life into Concord’s Science BlockWednesday November 28, 2018
Concord unveiled a ‘DNA Spiral’ sculpture last week, as part of the ongoing developments to the new, £11 Million Science Block. The DNA Spiral, the latest addition to Concord’s state-of-the-art Science Block, is a 6.8m stainless steel sculpture, suspended from the ceiling in the main lobby. It joins other exciting attractions in the department, such as the interactive periodic table of the elements and a life-sized skeleton of the Arctodus simus – the extinct Giant Short-Faced Bear.
Newsflash! Concord top independent school in the West Midlands according to Sunday Times Parent Power GuideSunday November 25, 2018
Concord has been named as the top independent school in the West Midlands and the 25th in the UK as a whole in the Sunday Times Parent Power Guide to schools published this weekend. The rankings in the guide, which is an authoritative survey of the country’s best schools, are based on the percentage of top grades for the most recent A level and GCSE results combined. Said Concord Principal Mr Neil Hawkins: “Our wonderful students can be really proud of their achievements this year.
Concord’s Celebration of Peace was ‘no ordinary school show’Friday November 23, 2018
Through inspirational music, dance and drama, more than 350 students from Concord showcased a Celebration of Peace from around the world. For many of the students who took to the stage at Theatre Severn, it was their first experience of performing on stage, let alone in a professional theatre. Yet it was the coming together of Concord’s international societies to showcase all their different cultures that captivated the sell-out audience at Theatre Severn who gave all the students taking part a rapturous applause.