The Royal Parks Half Marathon is this weekendFriday October 12, 2018
A message from Mr Hawkins: Please forgive me writing again, but I wanted to update you on the progress of Concord’s campaign in support of UNICEF. Our total of funds raised is now over £26,000: this is simply fantastic. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support for the Half Marathon I am running this weekend in London. It really is enormously appreciated. Once again, if you are still wondering whether to make a contribution, please consider it.
Concord student nominated for ‘Young Speaker of the Year’Monday October 8, 2018
A Concord Sixth Form student recently competed in the ‘Young Speaker of the Year’ competition, following her success in an English Speaking Board exam. Ruth from 6.1 achieved a distinction in her ESB exam at the end of last term – and was subsequently nominated for the accolade of Young Speaker of the Year. Over 30,000 students took ESB assessments across 2017/18, so Ruth was ‘delighted’ to be able to compete in a vast field of talent.
An update from Mr HawkinsFriday October 5, 2018
I am writing to thank the many members of the Concord community who have so far given so generously in support of UNICEF. I can’t believe that we have already raised £10 000! Thank you. UNICEF is a charity that suits Concord extremely well, with its clear focus on the needs of children, and its international outlook. The difference is that UNICEF is looking out for those who have no one else to care for them.
An opportunity for Concordians to head for KenyaFriday October 5, 2018
Next summer, Concord is offering students from Form 5 upwards the opportunity to combine overseas work experience, international development and adventure. Recent school trips have included exciting international expeditions in Iceland, Bolivia and Costa Rica, but in summer 2019 Concord will be taking a group to Kenya for 3 weeks. Students and accompanying staff will join the Moving Mountains Trust and Adventure Alternative for the trip of a lifetime, working on meaningful development projects. Prospective medics and dentists will take part in ‘Medicamp’,
Concord student stimulates Artificial Intelligence debate amongst young peopleTuesday October 2, 2018
A Concord student has embarked on an ambitious initiative to gather the opinions of young people on both sides of the artificial intelligence debate – from the benefits to the potentially ‘terrifying’ consequences of AI. In what she describes as her ‘AI Journey,’ Anastasiia in 6.2, has launched a website for young people mainly in the 15-25 age range to share their views. She has given presentations to two Concord College assemblies and hopes that from the feedback she receives on her website www.i-or-ai.com she will be able to write an open letter to the United Nations with recommendations and suggestions from young people to improve the regulation on AI.
New Head Boy and Girl talk about their aspirationsThursday September 27, 2018
The new Head Boy and Girl at Concord have been talking about their aspirations for the year and a change of format to the annual international concert. Mikhail and Alisar will be among more than 200 Concord students taking part in the event at Theatre Severn on November 17. And this year the concert, which is open to the public, will take the form of a show which will have the theme ‘Peace’ and the college’s many international societies will be involved in telling the story.
An appeal from Mr HawkinsWednesday September 26, 2018
I am writing to ask for your support. This year, I will – once again – be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London on Sunday 14th October in support of UNICEF. UNICEF is a wonderful charity that aims to give support to ‘Every Child in Danger’. Its work ranges from helping those suffering from domestic abuse and neglect to those facing famine, disease and war. Children are our future and they are also the most vulnerable and impressionable members of society.
New Careers Programme launched at ConcordTuesday September 25, 2018
Groundbreaking opportunities for students to make key, life-changing decisions are being created at Concord. Former businesswoman Mrs Helen Povey has been appointed to the role of Student Futures Officer to drive forward a series of new initiatives to encourage students to pursue careers in which they are most interested. Said Dr Rob Pugh, Concord College’s Assistant Principal University Entry and Careers: “This is an exciting time for the careers programme at Concord as plans to develop and enrich the provision come into fruition this year.
Concord students achieve ‘Roentgenium Award’Friday September 21, 2018
Two Sixth Form students have achieved the ‘Roentgenium Award’ for their results in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. The Chemistry Challenge is an annual competition, launched by the University of Cambridge in 2011. This year, over 7900 students took part nationwide. The challenge comprises of a ninety-minute written exam designed for pupils in Year 12 or below. Only 54 individuals (0.68% of the entries) achieved the highest grade in the exam – Roentgenium, including Concord students, Alistair and Thomas.
Research article ‘an inspiration’ to teaching and learning at ConcordMonday September 17, 2018
A Concord teacher has had her research article published in ‘Teaching History’ – the secondary education journal of The Historical Association. Head of History, Dr Danielle Donaldson, started her research during her teacher training at Sawston Village College – a comprehensive school in Cambridgeshire, and hopes that it will ‘aid teaching and learning strategies’ at Concord. The article, published this summer, ‘Through the Looking Glass’ seeks to explore how pupils’ substantive historical knowledge informs the language and analysis of change and continuity.