Concord students ‘rise to the occasion’ in House Film Festival competitionMonday April 15, 2019
Last Wednesday marked Concord’s end of term and students eagerly anticipated the announcement of the Inter-House Film Festival competition winners. The Inter-House Filmfest – an annual competition at Concord – is an opportunity for students of the four houses to create a short movie, following a set theme. This year, the houses (Mandela, Gandhi, Teresa and Pankhurst) were instructed to include a theme-line of: “Have you not heard the tale?” – a line that Head of Mandela House,
A place at Wembley for a Concord teamWednesday April 10, 2019
Eight teams of Form 3s from Concord were on the ball and fully focused on achieving a coveted place at Wembley when they competed in a unique challenge. The teams were battling out an enterprise challenge to create a brand new event – or competition – to attract more girls and women to participate in football. Their own college enterprise conference, which was part of the National Enterprise Challenge, was linked to the University College of Football Business (UCFB).
Concord students host ‘skills share’ day to achieve Arts AwardWednesday April 10, 2019
Concord’s annual ‘Activities Week’ for Form 3 commenced last Friday with a creative music and drama themed day, for a local primary school. Thirty-seven Concord students, as part of their Bronze Arts Award, hosted small workshops for 45 visiting pupils and staff members from Old Park Primary – the third year in a row Concord has engaged with Old Park Primary for this award. The Arts Award is run by Trinity College London, aiming to support and encourage young people to engage with the arts.
An invitation to Concord’s 70th anniversary reunion celebrationMonday April 8, 2019
2019 is a significant year in the history of Concord College as the school is celebrating its 70th anniversary. A major event to mark the occasion will be a large celebration party and reunion dinner on August 31st 2019. You can book tickets on Concord’s Alumni Network. Concord hopes that alumni from across generations and all parts of the world will come to Acton Burnell once again, for the school’s biggest celebration yet, alongside current and former staff and parents.
Former Head Boy provides valuable insights into Singaporean National ServiceThursday April 4, 2019
Concord was ‘delighted’ to welcome former Head Boy, Chris back to the college this week, to deliver valuable insights into National Service (NS) to Concord’s Singaporean sixthformers. Chris, who since leaving Concord last June has been undergoing his NS duty, delivered an inspiring talk to 35 6.1 and 6.2 students, in Concord’s Old Chapel. He currently serves as an Infantry member in the Officer Cadets School, after previously completing 9 weeks of basic military training – known as BMT.
Concord students ‘step up to the demands’ of Duke of Edinburgh Silver AwardMonday April 1, 2019
Last weekend, 11 Concord students ventured on their challenging Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award practice expedition and performed ‘fantastically’. The group, consisting of 10 Form 4 students and a 6.1 student, navigated for three full days of walking – trekking over 50km in total – accompanied by 4 members of staff. During day one, the group walked along Offa’s Dyke and over the Cefyns to Clun Castle. Day two was a lengthy trek over Black Hill,
Concord’s 70th anniversary and the formation of the Anthony Morris FoundationThursday March 28, 2019
2019 is a significant year in the history of Concord College as the school is celebrating its 70th anniversary. A major event to mark the occasion will be a large celebration dinner on August 31st 2019, which will be attended by alumni and guests from the local area, the UK and all over the world. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Anthony Morris Foundation which has been set up in honour of former Principal Mr Tony Morris (pictured above),
Concord collaborates with Kurume Shin-ai High School Choir and Shropshire County Big BandTuesday March 26, 2019
Last weekend, Concord was delighted to host an internationally renowned choir from Kurume Shin-ai High School, in addition to the Shropshire County Big Band, for an ‘amazing’ musical programme. Located on Kyushu, Japan’s third largest Island, the Kurume shin-ai High School Choir was formed in 1961. It is a highly decorated group, known for winning gold at the Fukuoka Prefecture choral festival every year since 2012 – and 23 times in total since 1992. The concert was a joint venture,
‘Excellent’ inspection report for Concord highlights ‘outstanding academic achievements’Monday March 25, 2019
Concord has achieved the highest grade, excellent, that can be awarded by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. In their report following a recent inspection of the college, the ISI – the leading UK and overseas independent school inspectorate – confirms that the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent. And that the quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent in what are the only two criteria against which educational quality is measured. The report’s key findings refer to outstanding academic achievements of pupils as shown by their attainment in public examinations and high rates of progress in lessons and independent studies.
More prizes and ambitions for Concord’s ‘star cyclist’ RonnieWednesday March 20, 2019
Concord’s 6.1 student Ronnie has once again been impressing with his cycling successes and has high ambitions for the future. Over the Christmas break, Ronnie took part in the ‘Hill Climb’ event at the Hong-Kong National Cycling Championships. With over 150 competitors and lots of different age groups including adults, Ronnie not only won the ‘Junior Challenge’ category, placing 1st from over 20 competitors, but was also the overall winner of the junior category entire race.