Summer School Bursaries Help Teenagers from BrazilThursday July 23, 2015
Two disadvantaged youngsters from Brazil are among eight students who have been given bursaries to Concord’s Summer School. They are Vitor Davi Silva Fidelis and Karolina Felipe De Alvarenga, both 14, who have arrived for three weeks from a Foundation in Rio De Janeiro that helps disadvantaged children. The institute’s director-president, Professor Benedito Guarilia Filho, approached Concord College and asked if Vitor and Karolina, whose level of English is very low,
Summer School Bursary WinnersMonday July 20, 2015
A Chinese girl’s adulation for David Beckham has won her a bursary to Concord’s Summer School. Clara Chan, 16, who is from the city of Hong Kong, beat 130 students in a British Council competition to win the bursary for the three week summer school at Concord. The competition was to write, in English, how a student would spend a day with their favourite UK celebrity, icon, historical figure or fictional character.
It’s a First for First Aid at Summer SchoolSunday July 12, 2015
It’s a first for first aid training which will be provided for 22 students attending Summer Courses at Concord College in July and August. St. John Ambulance is giving students aged nine to 17 the opportunity to become a life saver with a brand new learning programme specially designed for summer schools. And it is the first time that Concord has offered a first aid programme as part of their summer school courses.
Retirement NewsFriday June 26, 2015
At the end of term Concord said farewell to Mr Martin Patey who is retiring after eleven years of service. In addition to his mathematics teaching, Mr Patey has cared for generations of students as a tireless House Parent in Main House. Prior to joining Concord, Mr Patey who joined the teaching profession in 1979, had taught mainly in sixth form colleges and was Head of Mathematics at an international school in Switzerland until 2004.
Success in Physics CompetitionsWednesday June 24, 2015
Concord students have once again proven their physics capabilities with some outstanding performances in Physics competitions with three students winning gold medals in the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) including one top gold award achieved by Tommy Sun. Tommy is in the top 50 of the 1,800 students who took part in the competition nationally. Two further students, Gregory Feng and Patrick Akinwuntan, achieved gold awards and finished in the top 150 nationally while Concord students also gained two silver (Ernest Lau and Isabel Li) and four bronze awards (Joe Yan,
Students Donate to Hope House Charity ShopsMonday June 22, 2015
Students who are leaving or have gone on summer vacation are giving away quality clothes and other items to one of the area’s most loved charities, Hope House Children’s Hospice. Hundreds of bags of many different kinds of items are being collected at Concord for distribution to Hope House charity shops over the coming days. Last year Concord sent 517 red bags to Hope House and the idea is catching on with other boarding schools in the area now following suit.
Mrs Denham RetiresFriday June 19, 2015
Mrs. Gail Denham retires at the end of the Summer Term as Head of Lower School at Concord, a role that she took on in January 2009. Mrs Denham who was born in Shrewsbury, embarked on her teaching career in 1976 which has included working at eight schools and colleges prior to joining Concord. She recently reflected on her achievements as Head of Lower School. The numbers in Concord’s Lower School have doubled since she arrived,
6.1 Dinner & Prize WinnersThursday June 18, 2015
On Saturday 6th June 6.1 students at Concord were treated to an end of year dinner. The evening was a chance to celebrate the end of a successful year, award the subject prizes and to bring the year group together for a sophisticated social event. The event which began with drinks in the Main Hall was followed by a formal three course dinner in the dining hall ended with a disco in the West End with an Oscars theme.
Expedition to MadagascarFriday June 12, 2015
A group of excited students are preparing for a three week expedition to Madagascar where they will take part in a community project to supply a small rural village with water. The sixth form students from Concord will be laying pipes to bring clean water to the community. There will be a significant amount of manual work for the group in order to complete the water project. Accompanying the students on the expedition will be teachers Dr.
Form 3 Perform Romeo and JulietTuesday June 9, 2015
On Thursday 4th June the students in Form 3 performed an abridged version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to an audience of staff, parents and students. This special event in the amphitheatre outside the West End at Concord was a first for Form 3 and an opportunity to celebrate the varied talents of an exceptional group of students. Said Mrs Hannah de Quincey, teacher of drama and director, “The play was the result of a collaboration between the Drama,