Concord & children’s charity support Gambian nursery school projectTuesday June 30, 2020
With the support of Concord and a children’s charity, a new nursery school for 80 four to seven year olds in The Gambia will be ready to open in September. Through donations, mainly of sales of second hand books, Concord has raised nearly £14,000 towards the new Ebo Town Community Nursery School in West Africa. On top of that, the Gambian school has received a ‘very generous donation’ from the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity – the second to last award before the firm closed – to complete the school and its furnishing.
An end of term assembly and graduation like never beforeFriday June 26, 2020
Friday June 19 marked Concord’s end of term and the end of the academic year, and the occasion was marked with ‘an assembly and graduation like never before’ – delivered virtually. With weeks of preparations, Concord’s staff recorded messages of thanks and rewards for the students, who could not be at the campus to enjoy the moment. And thanks to Concord’s IT Department and Marketing Department, the individual pieces of assembly and graduation were formed together to make videos that students and staff could access remotely,
Independent Schools of the Year 2020 – Concord shortlisted!Friday June 26, 2020
In a year that a record number of entries have been submitted to Independent School Parent Magazine’s ‘Independent Schools of the Year’ awards, Concord is delighted to have been shortlisted. Launched in 2018, the aim of the awards is to highlight the excellence of the student experience in independent schools. The college has been shortlisted for an award in the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ category, after the work of recent-leaver alumnus, Ian Soh caught the eye,
Two teachers with over half a century of service retireFriday June 19, 2020
Two teachers with a total of 54 years’ service retire from Concord at the end of term. They are Mr Clive Webb, Head of Humanities, who started at Concord College in 1992, and Mr Mark Hayward, Economics teacher, who began his service in 1994. Clive, pictured above, was the only Geography teacher at the college when he started and he introduced GCSE Geography to Concord. He also taught Economics and some photography, including using the college darkroom,
Concord teacher to join priesthoodFriday June 19, 2020
A teacher at Concord is to embark upon a career change. Dr Steve Alston, currently a part time Biology and Chemistry teacher at Concord, has announced he is joining the Priesthood. He is to be ordained as a minister in the Church of England and will become a full time curate in the parish of All Saints Church, Baschurch. He will begin working part time in the parish from the end of this month and full time from September 1.
Concord’s Summer School launches free online programme this summerTuesday June 16, 2020
We recognise that for many students, studying abroad as a young person is as much about being away from home, meeting friends from around the world and seeing Britain and the British way of life, as it is learning English, Science or Maths as is the case at Concord Summer School. Whilst we cannot welcome students to our beautiful 80-acre Shropshire campus this summer, we can still invite students to join our community and benefit from some aspects of our Quality English and Quality Education programmes.
Concord recognised for its commitment to helping pupils stay safe onlineThursday June 11, 2020
Concord is for the second year running a National Online Safety Certified School having successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online. The college has received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world. National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.
Concord launches remote fitness club to promote continued wellbeingMonday June 1, 2020
Staff from Concord’s Sports Department have launched a remote fitness club, with the aim of promoting physical and mental wellbeing of staff and students as they teach and study all around the world. The group – which is optional to join via email – has been sent to all staff and students, by Sports Hall Manager, Mr Will Harrison, and already has over 45 members. Said Mr Harrison: “As much of the world experiences a lockdown,
Students provide update on Minecraft fundraiser for NHSFriday May 29, 2020
Last week it was announced that a group of Concord students had launched a unique build-project of a replica model of the college, to fundraise for the NHS. And in the course of a week, the twelve students and additional ‘crew’ from Concord’s 6.1 have made “significant progress” on the Minecraft model according to the Founder and Project Lead, Lancelot. Reflecting on the project so far, the students had to say the following; Lancelot (Founder): “As we place down each block,
Concord supports Shrewsbury Food Hub during national lockdownWednesday May 27, 2020
During the national lockdown, Concord has made a ‘generous’ donation to the Shrewsbury Food Hub – a voluntary organisation that collects and delivers surplus food to the local community. The Shrewsbury Food Hub supports an incredible 62 local groups, including Barnabas Community Projects, The ARK homeless charity and Severn Hospice – some of which Concord has previously supported, as well as eleven schools, eleven youth clubs, other playgroups and children’s sports clubs. The goal of the charity is to reduce food waste,