Concord’s Christmas Fayre proceeds for Blood BikesFriday November 16, 2018
Proceeds from Concord’s Christmas Gift and Food Fayre will this year be donated to Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes. The fayre which will be held at Concord on November 25th from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm will also include a visit from members of the Blood Bikes charity team. Concord chemistry teacher Ms Fiona Parry is a Blood Bikes volunteer and she invited one of the riders, Alan Fowles, to visit the college ahead of the fayre.
Concord student through to UK Mathematics Championship finalTuesday November 13, 2018
A Concord student is through to the UK final of the ‘Who Wants to be a Mathematician Championship.’ Olivia, who is in her final year at Concord, is among four students nationally who have reached the final which will be held in London on November 28. The UK winner will then go on to compete in the Grand Final in Baltimore at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of mathematicians. They will pit their mathematical wits against the regional winners from across the US and Canada and the overall champion will win $10,000 to be shared between the student and their school.
Sixthformers experience ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’Tuesday November 13, 2018
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was the focus of an academically enriching workshop for Concord’s 6.2 chemists last week. The project, ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ is an educational programme supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry – acting as an outreach activity for schools. The RSC said: “The scheme brings infra-red (IR) and NMR spectroscopy to life through practical, context-based learning. “It also enables students to experience practical science, high level technologies and equipment of which they might not otherwise have access to,
Concord hosts captivating Talent Show in aid of The HIVEWednesday October 31, 2018
Concord’s Form 4 BTEC Music group hosted ‘a captivating talent show’ recently, in aid of The HIVE charity. The HIVE is a Shrewsbury-based charity organisation that runs creative arts community projects for young people facing challenging circumstances across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Students, staff and day parents were welcomed into Concord’s Theatre, in what turned out to be a sell-out event, with all proceeds donated to the charity. The concert consisted of 19 individual or groups acts and featured dances,
Students to showcase ‘A Celebration of Peace’Friday October 26, 2018
Over 360 students from Concord will be taking part in ‘A Celebration of Peace’ at Theatre Severn on Saturday November 17 at 7.30 pm which will coincide with the anniversary of the ending of the First World War 100 years’ ago. The college’s 14 international societies will be exploring the universal theme of peace with special highlights expected to be the opening and finale numbers. A total of 120 students will form a choir and Samba band for a colourful opening and the rousing finale will feature representatives from each society with a choir and musicians in what the organisers say will be ‘something quite different.’
Concord student wins ‘Photographer of the Year’Wednesday October 24, 2018
A Concord student had to be persuaded to enter a national photographic competition, featuring images from around the world, following a three week trip exploring the landscape of Bolivia on the South American continent. Fellow Concord students of sixth former Michael were so impressed with how he had captured some amazing scenes that he agreed to submit half a dozen of his images to the trip organisers. They were selected as the best from all the expeditions last year and Michael was declared ‘Outlook Expeditions Participant Photographer of the Year.’
Exciting new reading initiative launched at ConcordMonday October 22, 2018
Concord has introduced a reading initiative for its Form 4 students, to aid academic skills and enthuse the students about reading. The ‘F4 Book Club’ was recently set up by the Form 4 tutor team and Concord’s Library with the aim of engaging both students and tutors. Concord’s Head of Form 4 and Assistant Head of Lower School, Dr John Willets said: “Reading has so many benefits and not just for pupils’ English ability. Through regular reading comes cross-curricular academic improvement.
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,