Concord’s second ‘Christmas Staycation’Thursday January 13, 2022
For the second year in a row, Concord remained open over the festive holiday period for those students unable to make it home due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions. Once again, the College successfully launched a ‘Christmas Staycation’ activity programme, ensuring students from all year groups had plenty to look forward to over Christmas and New Year. In fact, between 14th December and 9th January, the 94 ‘staycationers’ had the option of participating in a range of activities between 9am and 10pm every day – led by non-teaching staff,
Harmony is one!Tuesday January 11, 2022
Before the end of the Autumn term, Concord received communication from Guide Dogs that the College’s sponsored Guide Dog puppy, Harmony, had celebrated her first birthday. Born on 21st November 2020, the female Labrador cross Golden Retriever – who has 11 siblings on the Guide Dogs training scheme – was named Harmony, after one of Concord’s key values, and the very definition of the word Concord. In an email to the College, Guide Dogs’ ‘Name a Puppy Fulfilment Team’ said: “Thank you so much for all your support of us here at Guide Dogs.
Tree-planting initiative to commemorate Queen’s Platinum JubileeWednesday January 5, 2022
“Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” Concord’s Grounds team this week announced that the College has been successful in its application for 315 saplings, which will be planted at Concord and in the local community. The latest ‘green initiative’ at the College is part of a UK-wide national tree planting campaign known as The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) – in recognition of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The QGC is being spearheaded by Woodland Trust – the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity,
Concord conquers Great Green WallTuesday December 21, 2021
The Concord community has completed its whole-school fundraising challenge, ‘Ride the Great Green Wall.’ Students, staff and Concord alumni teamed together to complete the 8993km virtual cycle and row, traversing 12 nations across the Great Green Wall in Africa, in aid of the College’s charity, Soil of Amhara. The task was devised by Concord’s Mr Steven Cale of the Geography Department, following last year’s first – and highly successful – virtual fundraising challenge, ‘Pedal 4 Lalibela’.
Congratulations to Concord’s MIE ExpertsTuesday December 21, 2021
The end of term marked the recognition of Concord’s Microsoft Innovative Education Experts (MIE Experts) – with Microsoft contacting the College to congratulate staff on their ‘EdTech’ journeys. Earlier in the year, it was announced that Concord had achieved Microsoft Showcase School status – an accolade only given to hundreds of schools around the world each year. And it could not have been achieved without the hard work, commitment and innovation of a number of staff.
Concord ranked 2nd in Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ league tableWednesday December 15, 2021
It was announced at the start of the month that Concord College has ranked 2nd in the Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ league tables for the best independent school in the West Midlands region. Concord was the top independent boarding school in the region, the top co-educational school for GCSEs, A levels and combined results and also the top school in the region overall for A levels. The rankings are the UK’s longest-established guide to the country’s top schools,
Concord alumna named in ‘Asia’s Most Influential’Tuesday December 14, 2021
Concord alumna, BBC’s Glow Up (Season 2) winner and rising global make-up star Ophelia Liu has been named in Tatler: Asia’s Most Influential – “a definitive directory of people shaping Asia.” Tatler is a prestigious British magazine founded in 1901 focussing on fashion and lifestyle, as well as coverage of high society and politics. The Tatler Asia Group is the Asia region’s luxury media company and defines itself as the most trusted brand to connect with influential consumers.
A ‘great result’ for cross country runnersMonday December 13, 2021
Last weekend rounded off Concord’s involvement in cross country competitions for the Autumn term, and it ended with a “great result” according to Sports Hall Manager, Mr Will Harrison. After competing in numerous events across Shropshire, Concord’s U15 Boys Cross Country team placed 3rd overall and a 4th place finish for Form 5 student Ben was celebrated in the last race of the term, at Oswestry School. Mr Harrison commented: “Well done to the team, and I am delighted that Ben placed 4th – a solid individual performance – and I’m equally glad that he is back to full health after suffering an injury earlier this term,
Tree planting initiative at ConcordMonday December 6, 2021
On Wednesday, in a collaboration between the College’s Eco groups and the Grounds Team, the outdoor basketball courts became the site of a massive tree planting effort. Concord’s staff and students had the opportunity to pot up a sapling of their own for the College. The aim was to grow young trees for the future. Concord’s campus is already blessed with a range of beautiful trees, Head Groundsman Mr Humphreys explained: “We have over six-hundred trees on site.
Internal Christmas Fayre raises money for Shrewsbury Food BankWednesday December 1, 2021
Concord’s annual Christmas Fayre took place at the weekend – but was hosted internally for the first time in nine years, ensuring the safety of the Concord community. Not even road closures or the pouring rain could put a dampener on the Christmas spirit! Students, staff and Day Parents were in attendance, browsing and shopping the various stallholder stands on display, ranging from high street ‘stars’, small local businesses and many food and drinks vendors. Concord’s second Sports Hall was transformed into a winter grotto,