end of term assembly and graduation like never before

Friday 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, all around the world. The final assembly consisted of a photo presentation looking back on the year, staff goodbyes and celebrating retirements, excellent music pieces and collaborations by students, as well as individual congratulations and prizes such as the Frank Bell (and Junior Frank Bell) awards, the coveted House Trophy and Albert Leon Trophy, as well as thoughts from the college’s Senior Management Team and Principal, Mr Neil Hawkins. Access the final assembly by clicking here. Concord’s theatre was also decorated with an audience of hundreds of Concord College teddy-bears, which added to the momentous and unusual end of year celebrations. Said Mr Hawkins: “It was tremendous to have a final assembly in spite distance between us. It was important that we were able to share the end of the year as a community and to celebrate the dedication and talent of our students. “The only thing that could have made it better would have been being together. For this, we will have to wait until September.” Similarly, the graduation consisted of an introductory speech, 6.2 academic prizes, music and even a virtual roll-call, delivered by Concord’s Vice Principal (Academic), Mr Tom Lawrence. Mr Lawrence said: “This has been a very difficult time for our senior students. Not only was their academic year cut short, but their whole school life was suddenly curtailed without warning and without the opportunity to experience the rites of passage associated with leaving. “The online 6.2 graduation ceremony was our way of recognising each of the 2020 leavers and taking the opportunity to say goodbye. They were an outstanding cohort and we will remember them fondly.” A huge congratulations to Concord’s Class of 2020! 6.2 students, if you have not signed up to Concord’s Alumni Network, please do so by clicking here. Lastly, well done to all prize winners – recognised for outstanding individual contribution and performance in a subject discipline over the course of the year (Subject Prizes), outstanding contribution to sport (Albert Leon Prize), or for best embodying the ethos of Concord (Frank Bell Prizes).  6.1 Subject Prizes Art – Wenxiu Biology – Helen Chemistry – George Economics – Thibault English – Karen Geography – Emma German – Felicia History – Karen Mathematics (Single) – Judy Mathematics (Double) – Davon Music – Nico Physics – Davon 6.2 Subject Prizes Art – Charlene Biology – Edelyne Chemistry – Hwee Yun Economics – Gabriel English – Serena EPQ Dissertation – Laura EPQ Project – Iris French – Reuben Geography – Emily History – Hideki Mathematics (Single) – Michael Mathematics (Double) – Felix Music – Ronnie Physics – Gabriel Spanish – Nika  Albert Leon Prize Winner Whole-school – Gavin  Frank Bell Prize Winners Junior – Chloe Junior – Barney Senior – Charlene Senior – Kristijonas