Finding My Voice at Concord

It is no surprise Concord holds a diverse and enjoyable selection of extracurricular activities available for students with a range of interests. Besides education, our hobbies shouldn’t be underestimated due to its contribution to our personal growth and character development.

An activity particularly popular amongst the community are the endless performance opportunities created by the school. Personally, my favourite non-academic extracurricular activity would be performing arts, specifically singing. These performances can be in front of a large audience such as at Theatre Severn, or a smaller and more intimate venue like the West End. It seems that over the year, the barrier of fear preventing students from showcasing their talent has diminished, after realising the audience has never been your enemy – but a pillar of support and encouragement. Especially in Concord, where positivity and kindness are such eminent qualities of the student body, every performance is welcomed with open arms. Even after many appearances on stage, my heart still beats out of its chest and my voice still quavers at the sight of a full theatre, yet the feeling of accomplishment outshines any discomfort brought on by nerves. Across the spectrum of interest, from computer science to arts, is an invaluable experience awaiting your presence. All that is required is a little time, passion, and trust in yourself.

Mia Nguyen – 6.1