Concord’s Primary Science Outreach Programme ‘under the microscope’Thursday May 24, 2018
A Shropshire Star feature writer and photographer recently visited Concord to see at first hand the college’s new Primary Science Outreach Programme in action. On the day that writer Mark and photographer Steve visited Concord, pupils from Year 6 at Longnor Primary School were working on a clean water project in the new Science Block with Concord’s Head of Science Barry Brown. Fourteen Year 6 pupils from the school, accompanied by Head Teacher Lucy Adams, will be visiting Concord again over a number of weeks whilst working on a major CREST Award project focusing on reducing the spread of infectious disease in rural Kenya.
Concord students judge ‘Young Quills’ competitionWednesday May 23, 2018
Concord students relished the opportunity to help judge the annual ‘Young Quills’ Book Award – the only national book award where young people help produce the shortlist. In previous years, subjects covered have varied from Tsarist Russia to British Tudor queens to Black Civil Rights in America. This year, Concord was delighted to invite Form 3 English classes and Form 4 History classes to be involved in the competition. Students were asked to select a book from the 24 books on the longlist and write a book review explaining if they liked or disliked the book,
Trio of maths medals for Concord studentsThursday May 17, 2018
Three Concord Lower School students have been awarded medals for their outstanding achievements in a UK mathematics competition. Two have been placed in the top 50 nationally and the third student finished in the top 100 in the country. George and Lucinda were in the top 50 in the country and have both been awarded prizes as well as medals for their outstanding results in this year’s UK Intermediate Maths Olympiad. Sissi finished in the top 100 and has equally been awarded a medal in addition to receiving a distinction.
Celesta’s economics essay wins a Corpus Christi runner-up prizeMonday May 14, 2018
A Concord student in the sixth form has been awarded a runner-up prize for her 2,200 word economics essay in a prestigious national competition. Celesta, who is in her first year at Concord, was awarded a £50 prize and certificate for her achievement in the Dixit Economics Essay Competition at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. There were a record number of entries in the competition from students in Year 12 (6.1) nationally and Celesta was invited to Corpus Christi College to receive her prize.
Pankhurst wins Inter-House Trophy after Swimming GalaFriday May 11, 2018
This year’s inter-house competition culminated with the House Swimming Gala, and was widely regarded as one of the closest inter-house finales ever. Large crowds of students gathered at the pool to cheer on competitors and support their teams in this year’s final event. With the overall standings for the inter-house trophy still close following Sports Day, all four teams were keen to put in a strong performance in the 24 race gala. Concord Sports Manager, Mr John Canney said: “It was really exciting.
Concord Welcomes Historian Dominic SandbrookWednesday May 9, 2018
Concord recently hosted British historian, author, columnist and television presenter Dr Dominic Sandbrook, for a history lecture on ‘Britain 1951-2007’. Shropshire-born Dominic was previously a lecturer in history at the University of Sheffield, and has also been a member of the history faculty at Oxford University. Now a visiting professor at King’s College London, Dominic has also lectured at Concord on numerous occasions. Dr Sandbrook said: “Presenting allows you to explore a subject in much greater depth and complexity.” 35 students and three staff members from Wolverhampton Girls High School joined Concord’s students for the lecture,
Thai Students Experience Life at Concord CollegeTuesday May 8, 2018
A group of 15 Thai students will be taking away a positive experience of British education after spending a week at Concord College. Rachel Coward, Head of Lower School said: “The 10 girls and five boys will have a greater awareness of the exciting opportunities that exist for them in the wider world – as well as having made some new friends 5,000 miles from home.” The 13 to 15 year olds attend Patumwan Demonstration School in Bangkok – one of the country’s leading secondary schools.
Sports Day 2018Thursday May 3, 2018
Eagerly anticipated by students and staff alike, Concord’s annual Sports Day took place in the last week of April, with the sun shining for most of the day. The four Houses (Teresa, Gandhi, Mandela and Pankhurst) competed in a range of track and field events, attempting to gain valuable points towards winning the coveted House Shield. With the inter-house competitions being so highly contested this year, the day did not disappoint. All four houses put in strong performances,
STEM Challenge Day for Form 3 StudentsFriday April 27, 2018
Concord’s Form 3 students took part in an exciting STEM challenge day earlier this week, specifically designed to give students an insight into engineering careers. EDT’s ‘First Edition Programme’ provides STEM curriculum enrichment experiences for young people. These practical activity days are intended to excite and enlighten young people on how STEM is fun, interesting, and results in a rewarding career – ‘a career of the future’. Working in small groups, Form 3 students took part in two challenges,
Medics Trip to LondonFriday April 20, 2018
On a two day trip to London, Concord’s Medical Society was given valuable insights into what London’s medical schools have to offer. With London universities being favoured by Concordians over the years, the trip allowed our prospective medical students to make more informed, comprehensive decisions about their potential university choices, including University College London, Imperial College London, and King’s College London. The trip entailed learning about the history of medicine, as well as the development of medical technologies,