Elsie crowned winner of Concord’s Earth Day competitionMonday April 27, 2020
A seven-year-old pupil at Coleham Primary School, Shrewsbury, has won a worldwide competition hosted by Concord to celebrate the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day. Earth Day started in 1970 when 20 million Americans (10% of the US population at the time) took to the streets and major cities to protest environmental ignorance, demanding new ways forward for the planet. The theme for the 50th anniversary – that took place on April 22nd – was climate change,
Concordians celebrate Earth Day around the worldFriday April 24, 2020
On April 22nd, staff, students, alumni and the wider Concord community celebrated Earth Day 2020 across the world, marking the occasion in all different ways. Earth Day 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – a historic day, which started in 1970 when 20 million Americans (10% of the US population at the time) took to the streets and major cities to protest environmental ignorance, demanding new ways forward for the planet. According to earthday.org,
Concord concert raises money for Ethiopian schoolWednesday April 22, 2020
Money raised from a concert at Concord has paid for a new concrete floor in a school classroom for disadvantaged children in Ethiopia. Just prior to the Coronavirus lockdown, a BTEC music charity concert at the college raised £525 for the Lalibela Primary School which has over 1,000 pupils, some of whom are desperately poor. The BTEC music charity concert, the second concert of the year held last term, contained a great deal of diversity, with band performances,
Concord parents donate masks to local nursing homesTuesday April 21, 2020
Chinese parents of students at Concord College have donated protective face masks to a local nursing home. A total of 500 face masks have so far been donated by the Chinese parents of students at the college, and Concord has delivered these to English Care – which runs the Lady Forrester Nursing Home at Much Wenlock. And a further 1,000 face masks have subsequently been delivered by the college to English Care which has a similar home at Bowbrook House,
Welcome to the Summer TermMonday April 20, 2020
A Start of Term Message from The Principal These are certainly challenging times. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and as well as can be expected, and that you have been able in some way to enjoy the Easter break. We have been lucky to have had beautiful weather in the UK over the past two weeks. With the term about to begin, it has a rather ‘other-worldy’ feel about it. Our community is not coming together in the normal way and we are all (students and staff) missing out on the companionship and affirmation.
Concord student reflects on academic life, remote learning and healthTuesday April 14, 2020
A Concord student has been telling of what it is like learning remotely back home in Hong Kong and has featured in UK national newspaper, The Telegraph. And whilst academic life and education are said by Form 5 student, Kenneth to be ‘very important,’ he is most concerned about the safety and wellbeing of people. Kenneth, who is 16, was invited by Concord’s Head of Lower School, Mrs Rachel Coward to give an interview for a national newspaper last term.
Concord alumni share international Coronavirus campaignFriday April 10, 2020
A Concord alumnus has recently approached the college to help spread the message of an international Coronavirus campaign – and it has already received global attention. Ian Soh, 19, attended Concord from 2017-2019 and is currently studying medicine at St George’s, University of London, and has written to Concord about the purpose of the campaign, which is a message from young people to young people. He has initiated the international COVID-19 campaign, #MOREVIRALTHANTHEVIRUS, a youth movement by medical students.
An invitation to Concord’s Summer School alumniThursday April 9, 2020
Concord is inviting its former Summer School students to join the college’s prestigious Alumni Network, joining thousands of other alumni – from Main Term students, former and current staff, parents and more. The Summer School, that has been running for over 40 years, wants to stay connected with former students, offering them the chance to join the network, engage with others from their time at Concord and make use of the extensive social, lifestyle and business opportunities that the platform offers.
Concord students fundraise and ship 5500 protective masks to UKMonday April 6, 2020
A group of Concord students have been using the power of social media to fundraise, contributing to the distribution of 5,500 protective masks to Concord and the NHS. Following the college’s recent donation of PPE to the NHS, thousands more masks have been sent from Hong Kong, again for college staff, local community services and the National Health Service (NHS) who need them most. After hearing from organiser – Form 5 student, Johnny, Concord’s Head of Lower School,
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 6th AprilMonday April 6, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) The welfare of all our pupils and staff remains our number one priority throughout this period. This page contains information for parents and information for visitors. The Prime Minister has instructed the British public to stay at home, other than to buy food and essential items, for one period of exercise each day and for essential travel for essential work and to actively maintain social distancing in order to protect our health service to enable it to cope with the coronavirus by slowing down the rate at which the coronavirus is spreading.