Concord College held its annual photo day on Monday May 1st which is traditionally a Bank Holiday in England. It seemed only fitting then that students were given half the day off with lessons ending at lunchtime to give the students a chance to doll-up before the big occasion.
Concordians as usual did not disappoint when it came to the department of fashion as the almost six-hundred students ranging from Form 3s to 6.2s gathered in their finest. The ladies dazzled and the gentlemen impressed as the students and staff alike aimed to look their best for the photo that would in a few months take centre-stage on the wall of photos in the Main Hall. The Concordians of 2016-17 were ready to have their memories in the school immortalized.
The weather which had been rainy all morning seemed to clear up for the inception of the photo as the grey dispersed and a beautiful sunny afternoon reminiscent of summer time appeared. The scene was picturesque and the backdrop was set to make an excellent photo. The students formed in rows by height and were soon on their way up the metal steps in good spirits reflecting the bright day.
As the masses filled the rows, the photo was finally to be taken after Mr Hawkins and the Head Prefects of the current year and the following year, had taken their places. There was a momentary distraction as a Concord drone was flown up to take an overhead shot of the scene but the students were soon all-smiles as the cameraman gave his instructions and the photo was taken.
After the school photo, the Lower School photo and the 6.2 prefect photos were taken, the students and teachers piled onto the lawns behind the Main Hall in what can be audibly described as the click of a hundred camera shutters (or the iPhone’s imitation sound as we more commonly know it as.) The students and teachers took class photos, squad photos and even photos with some of their favourite teachers to commemorate a truly special day in Concord.
The students began to tire after a while as did the weather as a light drizzle began to patter down. This seemed to signal that it was time to go and bit by bit the students began to disperse feeling contented after another excellent Concord photo day in the sunshine.
Justin Wan 6.2