week culminates with Concord’s third British Day

Tuesday September 21, 2021

Concord’s induction week culminated with British Day on Saturday – marking the third time the fun-filled event has taken place at the college. Following the students’ CAT tests in the morning, between the hours of 1.30 and 8.30 pm, students and resident staff gathered in front of Concord’s Main Hall, in the upper and lower car parks for the festivities. Attractions included traditional funfair rides and games, such as dodgems, swing-boats, trampolines, a shooting ‘tin can alley’, as well as a donut stand and an ice cream van. For the first time in its three year history, British Day also included an inflatable assault course – which was hugely popular with students and staff alike – based on Concord’s Hall Meadow. Besides from lunch and tea breaks in their staggered timetables, students were queuing and enjoying the attractions all afternoon and evening. According to Concord’s Events Coordinator, Mrs Emily Purvis: “The event was a great opportunity for everyone to mix, make new friends and enjoy the autumn sunshine. “After having to cancel last year’s event due to Covid-19, our third and long overdue British Day was a huge success!” She added: “Students and staff really enjoyed the day – and I think the dodgems and swing boats were favourites for many. “I can’t wait to do it all again next year!” Speaking of the event, Kenneth from 6.2 said: “We were so excited when we learnt that British Day was back, after a year of challenging restrictions. “The swing boat experience for me was the highlight. It was my first time, just terrifying – but it was lots of fun! “It is just such a joy to see different year groups having fun with each other with easing Covid-19 rules. Definite highlight of this term!” Fellow 6.2 student Victoria added: “The organised activities were so much fun, especially because they brought us all closer together. “I think everyone’s excitement and joy has definitely set the tone for the upcoming academic year!” Reflecting on British Day, Principal, Dr Michael Truss said: “This lovely event marking the end of student induction week and the beginning of academic lessons was a fabulous opportunity for students from across the school to get together and have some fun. “A great time was had by all!” Click here to view the British Day 2021 photo gallery.