Students to design Concord on Minecraft to raise funds for NHSFriday May 22, 2020
A group of Concord students have presented a unique fundraising proposal to the college’s Senior Management Team (SMT), in an attempt to fundraise for the NHS. The group of twelve students in 6.1 emailed Vice Principal (Pastoral), Mr Jeremy Kerslake with their exciting proposal, and hope to raise £1000 – through student and alumni donations to play the game: Concord College on Minecraft. Said 6.1 student Lancelot, speaking on behalf of his fellows: “With more time on our hands than previously anticipated due to coronavirus in addition to our studies,
Covid-19 Update: Planning for SeptemberFriday May 22, 2020
Concord is now planning for re-opening in September for both boarders and day students. Please see the message below from Principal Mr Neil Hawkins: Planning is ongoing and is informed by UK government guidance, the WHO and from the UK Boarding Schools Association. All aspects of Concord practice will be risk-assessed in the light of the challenge of the virus. It will be Concord’s aim to reduce and minimise such risk, though it is not possible to eradicate risk completely.
Concord to extend online library capabilities for remote learningTuesday May 19, 2020
Concord’s Library Department has launched an exciting new online library to its teaching staff, ready to introduce to students as part of the college’s new remote learning programme. College staff have been testing out VLE Books – a website that enables students and staff to access the college’s eBook collection easily and securely. And according to VLE Books, the website allows for ‘integrated eBook ordering within the platform, making the process simple for librarians and teachers’ to provide texts that students require.
Concord alumnus reflects on COVID-19 webinar and the role of young peopleWednesday May 13, 2020
On Tuesday 5th May, Concord alumnus Ian Soh joined a panel of key speakers in a prescient webinar designed to discuss the role of youth in the global response to COVID-19. Ian, who left Concord in 2019, was a key panellist in the EPI-WIN webinar: COVID-19 and the youth of today, leaders of tomorrow, which attracted an audience of 808 young people and experts from a variety of fields. According to the WHO’s webinar report, the panellists included representatives from the Global Health Workforce Network Youth Hub (GHWF Youth Hub),
Concord alumna a contestant on BBC’s ‘Glow Up’ Series 2Tuesday May 12, 2020
A Concord alumna will be appearing on the UK’s BBC3 and BBC iPlayer this Thursday and in the coming weeks, as she has been selected as a contestant for BBC’s popular ‘Glow Up’ Series 2. The television series – hosted by renowned English TV presenter, Stacey Dooley – searches for Britain’s next makeup star, in a competition that sees ten aspiring makeup artists (MUAs) ‘battle it out’ in a range of real-world and creative professional assignments.
Concord student a Top 10 National Finalist in poetry competitionWednesday May 6, 2020
After 6.1 student Rose was selected as Shropshire’s county winner in the Key Stage 5 ‘Poetry by Heart’ competition this academic year, she has since placed in the top ten students nationally, in an exciting virtual national final. Rose performed two poems – London by William Blake, and Exposure by Wilfred Owen. Rose’s ability was ‘highly commended’ by judges, comprising a fantastic team of poets and poetry experts: Glyn Maxwell, Daljit Nagra, Paul Munden, Valerie Bloom,
Concord student offered Global Summer Experience ScholarshipTuesday May 5, 2020
An aspiring medic in Concord’s 6.2 has been awarded a prestigious Summer Scholarship experience from The University of Sheffield, following her successful university application in November. And following the good news, day student Millie – who was selected as just one of 30 students for the 2021 scholarship – emailed Concord’s Head of Science, Mr Barry Brown to share the details. Said Mr Brown: “Millie was emailed after her successful interview to study Medicine at Sheffield in 2020,
Former Concord student to speak in WHO webinarMonday May 4, 2020
A former Concord student has been invited to take part in a World Health Organisation webinar on Tuesday May 5th. Ian Soh who left Concord in 2019, will be speaking about his global youth movement from around the world along with two other speakers at the event. The EPI-WIN webinar, Covid-19 and the youth of today, leaders of tomorrow, is taking place at 15.30hr in Geneva, 09.30hr in Washington and 19.00hr in Delhi. The webinar is designed for attendees to learn about the role of youth in the response to Covid-19 and the opportunities and challenges facing the youth leaders in the post pandemic world.
‘Anywhere anytime’ learning is the visionThursday April 30, 2020
Staff and students at Concord have been enthusiastically responding to remote learning. Since the start of Coronavirus thousands of lessons every week are being delivered online to students now dispersed around the world. Students are saying ‘good morning’ at both sunrise and sunset as they become familiar with ‘anywhere anytime learning.’ For it was just before Covid-19 struck that Dr Lee Garland, one of Concord’s ICT Leads, disclosed that the college had written a document with ‘anywhere anytime’ learning as its vision.
Online challenges for Concord’s new art teacherTuesday April 28, 2020
Concord’s new art teacher who took up her new role at the college at the start of term has been talking of the challenges of teaching her subject online. “It is a very strange time to be joining a new school,” said Miss Lucy Dentith, who had previously taught art on a Concord Summer School course. She went on: “There will be challenges teaching online over the next few weeks as it is a very strange time to join the school.