Concord donates protective equipment to NHSTuesday March 31, 2020
Protective equipment for NHS hospital staff and a local GP surgery has been donated by Concord this past week. With all students now off campus and safely back home, Concord has been able to donate thousands of surgical masks, originally a generous gift from Chinese parents, as well as 130 pairs of safety specs and 24 boxes of non-latex protective gloves. The masks, including 3,000 to Shropdoc which were donated yesterday afternoon, were over the past week also sent to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital,
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 30th MarchMonday March 30, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) The welfare of all our pupils and staff remains our number one priority throughout this period. This page contains information for parents and information for visitors. The Prime Minister has instructed the British public to stay at home, other than to buy food and essential items, for one period of exercise each day and for essential travel for essential work and to actively maintain social distancing in order to protect our health service to enable it to cope with the coronavirus by slowing down the rate at which the coronavirus is spreading.
Concord’s ‘top performing secrets’ revealed in The Daily TelegraphTuesday March 24, 2020
Concord College has been visited as part of an objective to establish the ‘secrets’ of some of the country’s top performing schools. Anna Maxted from The Daily Telegraph newspaper spent half a day at Concord as part of an independent schools’ guide. As a result, in the article on Saturday Concord is described as a ‘highly academic school’ where ‘kindness’ is a clear ethos and how ‘good mental health underpins everything.’ The article highlights the small classes,
Concord student wins Shropshire Young Musician of the YearMonday March 23, 2020
A sixth form student at Concord has won the Shropshire Young Musician of the Year Award, for the second time. Ronnie, from 6.2 won the Shropshire Music Service competition that celebrates Shropshire’s top musical talents and was ‘delighted’, beating ten other musicians from around the county – four of whom were also Concord students. Staff, students and members of the general public were invited to Concord’s Morris Building earlier in the month to witness the competition,
Concord’s third Medical Futures Conference ‘a huge success’Monday March 16, 2020
Concord hosted its third annual Medical Futures Conference recently, designed to give the region’s students an insight into a career in medicine. Prospective medics and dentists in Years 10-12 across the West Midlands, Welsh borders and beyond visited the college for a free, jam-packed medical programme. Over 120 external students, parents and teachers from 25 different schools, in addition to 100 Concord students enjoyed lectures, practical workshops and informative discussions with a variety of medical experts across a range of disciplines.
‘Artist in residence’ catches the imaginations of Concord studentsFriday March 13, 2020
Some of the most inspiring work that he has experienced… That was the summing up of professional willow artist Ben Mayho who, for two weeks, was ‘artist in residence’ at Concord. He found the experience of his first visit to Concord to give willow making workshops ‘very stimulating’ and the response of both students and staff to be ‘hugely positive.’ Ben has developed his skills over the last dozen or so years and has been in business commercially for the last four years.
Davon ‘outstanding’ in Concerto CompetitionWednesday March 11, 2020
The winner of Concord’s first concerto competition was described by the adjudicator as ‘outstanding.’ Davon who played Beethoven’s piano concerto No.3 in Cm, 3rd mvt, won the first Concord College concerto competition to take the coveted trophy. Independent guest adjudicator Richard Jenkinson praised the way that Davon engaged with the 30 piece orchestra. For Davon, who has been playing piano for 11 years, it was the first time with an orchestra and he delivered a piece he learnt last summer.
Concord Library’s 10th Anniversary CelebrationsTuesday March 10, 2020
Concord is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its state-of-the-art library. In addition to a massive celebratory three tier cake, Concord is marking the occasion with a series of activities during the month of March. The respectful silence of the library will twice be broken when music students perform an ‘open mic’ session and the school Wind Band will deliver a mixed programme of music, ranging from the James Bond theme to Purcell’s Trumpet Down. To mark the anniversary occasion two students will be running a paper folding workshop and there will be a special competition open to current students as well as alumni from all over the world.
Concord student wins Sixth Form Essay Competition at University of CambridgeFriday February 28, 2020
6.2 student Ben has impressed ‘Compass’ student-judges at the University of Cambridge with his essay on ‘What does the Anthropocene mean to you?’ and ‘How would you define it?’ – winning first place for his entry. Compass is the prestigious geography-led magazine for the University of Cambridge. As part of the university’s outreach programme, there is an annual essay writing competition for Sixth Form students across the country. Former Concord student, Essie Chen, who now studies at Cambridge and is one of two Co-Editors-in-Chief,
Concord group takes to the slopes in Austria over half termFriday February 28, 2020
A group consisting of 47 students and 6 staff members took to the slopes in Austria for an action-packed skiing trip over half term. The Concord group travelled to a sports resort area in Golling, Austria, via coach – on a journey that took 26 hours both ways! The seven-day ski trip, held annually, has taken place in Austria for the second year running, whilst previous visits have been to Pila in Northern Italy. Students from Form 3 up to 6.2 and staff stayed in the Goldener Ochs Hotel and over the course of the week they took part in 25 hours of skiing tuition,