Concord student reaches semi-finals of Gregynog Young MusicianThursday November 11, 2021
On Saturday, Form 4 violinist Pegeen will perform in the semi-finals of the Gregynog Young Musician competition. Pegeen has been playing the violin, which she loves for its versatility and tone, since she was 5. She said: “Music has always been magical to me, it is often a source of happiness and comfort.” The Form 4 student will be playing two pieces for the competition including the 3rd movement of Wieniawski’s 2nd Violin Concerto, which is currently her favourite piece.
Concord students showcase Extended ProjectsWednesday November 10, 2021
On Tuesday afternoon, Concord hosted its annual EPQ Poster Day in the Science Block – an exciting live event and “proud occasion” for students to showcase their Extended Project Qualification work. An EPQ is a valuable Sixth Form qualification that involves students choosing a topic, carrying out research, creating a report (or ‘product’ and report) and delivering a presentation. Other options include creating and hosting an event, creating art or music, or producing a piece of multimedia.
Concordians succeed in Mathematics OlympiadMonday November 8, 2021
Last week, a number of Concord students were given belated congratulations from Concord’s Head of Mathematics, Dr Tom Phoenix in an assembly for their Mathematical Olympiad successes last academic year. Students from all year groups took part in numerous competitions run by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) – a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. Firstly, over 200,000 students from around the UK entered the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge – including over 90 students from Concord.
Concord Concerto Competition 2022Thursday November 4, 2021
Concord College’s Music Department has launched the Concord College Concerto Competition 2022 and is inviting entries from talented young instrumentalists across Shropshire. The competition will culminate in an evening concert next March which will be a showcase and celebration of the capabilities of exceptional young instrumentalists. The competition is open to musicians aged 18 or under on the date of the final who play at Grade 7 Distinction level or higher and offers the opportunity for finalists to perform a movement from a concerto with a professional orchestra and the winner to be crowned “Concord College Concerto Competition Winner of the Year 2022”.
2nd place for Form 4 students in national coding competitionWednesday November 3, 2021
A group of Concord’s Form 4 students have, together, placed 2nd in a national coding competition run by Codementum, competing against 514 schools. Codementum is a game-based Computer Science platform developed by experienced teachers from the UK, US and Europe, established with the basic goal of teaching coding to children between the ages of 8 and 16. The platform provides e-learning opportunities to form a basis for advanced computer skills required at primary and secondary education level,
Concord announces Autumn Photo Competition winnersTuesday November 2, 2021
It is a long held tradition that Concord posts seasonal galleries throughout the academic year – Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer, which feature on the College website. This term, entries were welcomed by students and staff alike. The competition was shared by the Marketing Department towards the end of last half term; students and staff were encouraged to take and share their photos that best depict the autumnal weather, feelings and surroundings at Concord, with a few key rules to follow.
Concord student wins silver debate medalWednesday October 27, 2021
6.1 student Nathan, who joined Concord this September, was delighted to win a Silver Medal from the Indonesian National Debating Championships, which is a World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) accredited competition. Nathan has been debating for a few years, but only became seriously interested in the Parliamentary style of debating competitions a couple of years ago. Having worked really hard to build his confidence, Nathan represented his school in the provincial round where he was ranked as the top speaker and selected for the provincial team.
Concord students present live radio show!Monday October 25, 2021
Last week, 24 Form 3 students at Concord prepared and delivered a live radio show – available worldwide, guided by broadcaster, author and educator, Mr Russell Prue. Mr Prue, of Anderton Tiger Radio, designs and hand-builds Live Education Radio Stations for schools all over the world and he has worked on projects for the Department for Education and the BBC, showcasing his passion for providing learning opportunities to young people. Students, situated in Concord’s dedicated Music Department had just 45 minutes to learn about radio broadcasting and to prepare a 15-minute show,
Concord announces Elite Sports students for 2021-22Friday October 22, 2021
Concord’s Sports Department was ‘delighted’ to announce this year’s successful applicants for the College’s Elite Sports Programme, at the end of last week. The programme first launched in 2019, with the aim of supporting the College’s most gifted and talented sports students, with just six spaces available. Support covers a mixture of performance, competition and training components, including sport-specific strength and conditioning work, personal training, nutritional advice, access to physiotherapy, psychology and sports mentoring, as well as kit,
NEWSFLASH! Concord recognised as a Microsoft Showcase School!Thursday October 21, 2021
Concord is delighted to announce that it has been named a Microsoft Showcase School for 2021-22 – a prestigious achievement, with only hundreds of schools around the world achieving the accolade each year. In fact, in 2020, there were only 325 education institutes from 58 countries who were granted Microsoft Showcase status, according to the official Microsoft Education Blog. In a recent email to the College, Microsoft’s Worldwide Education Vice President, Anthony Salcito and Senior Education Industry Manager (School Leader Engagement Programs,