Concord Student Breaks Rubik Cube RecordFriday May 6, 2016
A Concord student is breaking records – in Rubik Cube competitions. And for one of them he was blindfolded! Sixth form student Ainesh Sevellaraja who is studying for A levels at Concord has just competed in the World Cube Association North London Open Competition. He was one of 80 competitors taking part in different events with Rubik cubes and other Rubik puzzles. The World Cube Association (WCA) governs competitions for all puzzles labelled as Rubik puzzles,
Hall Meadow LandscapingTuesday May 3, 2016
Work has begun on the re-landscaping of Hall Meadow at the front of Concord to transform what was agricultural land into sports pitches, a running track, a wildflower meadow, an ecology pond and parkland with mown footpaths. The first stage of this complex landscaping project has included stripping the topsoil before remodelling the ground ahead of replacing the topsoil ready for the grass to be seeded. Said Concord Principal Neil Hawkins: “We are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to re-landscape the thirty-two acre Hall Meadow at the front of the college.
Geography Students Learn about ‘Doing it in Wellies’Tuesday April 26, 2016
Seventy Concord students studying geography at GCSE and A level were fascinated by a talk based on ‘Doing it in Wellies’ delivered by smallholder Sam Gray. Sam, who runs a five acre smallholding at Middle Farm, near Picklescott, close to the college, visited on the occasion of Concord’s Readers and Writers Festival to educate the students on how she combines farming with writing. She introduced students to the world of the artisan producer of rare pigs,
Graffiti Project Inspired by a Life StoryFriday April 22, 2016
Students at Concord produced a graffiti wall in memory of the life of Frank Bell, a previous owner of the college whose idea was to create international harmony through education. As a tribute to Frank Bell, whose patronage was significant in inspiring the vision and ambition of the college, a 5.5 metre x 2.5 metre mural has been graffiti painted by 21 Form 4 students studying art.
Concord Team Through to National Final in Chemistry CompetitionMonday April 18, 2016
When it comes to the iron content in iron tablets, a team from Concord can tell the manufacturers they know the answer. For they ‘ironed out’ the answer in the regional final of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s national competition. As a result, the team now goes forward to the national final in June. Concord’s Naomi Morka, Maeve Dai and Stella Li who are all in the 6.1 won the north west final of The Schools Analysis Competition at Bangor University where they competed against 15 other teams.
Concord Students Selected for Training CampsTuesday April 12, 2016
Success in national physics and astronomy competitions has resulted in two Concord students being selected for training camps at Lincoln College, Oxford University. Attending the week long training camps were 6.1 students Maeve Zhiwei Dai, who trained with the physicists, and Hilbert Daining Xiao, whose subject is astronomy. The training camps which were held over the Easter holiday were for the selection of the British Physics Olympiad and British Astronomy Olympiad teams.
Top National Speaker Award for Concord StudentThursday March 24, 2016
Sixth former Lottie Cansdale was voted best speaker as the Concord senior public speaking team narrowly missed out on a win in the national final of a top public speaking competition last weekend. Lottie was complemented by the British Professional Women’s public speaking judges for the mastery of her subject ‘The Girl Effect’ which highlighted the empowerment of women, particularly in the Third World, to change the global economy. The BPW judging panel of Francesca Garforth,
Speaking Skills put to the test in MFL DebateMonday March 21, 2016
Earlier this term 24 sixth form students came together at Concord for the 4th annual Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) inter-school debate between Concord and Wrekin College. Debates were held in French, German and Spanish on a wide variety of topics including the legalisation of cannabis, European immigration quotas, electric cars and bullfighting. Said Miss Caroline Desvaux who teaches French at Concord and organised the debate: “We were very lucky to have three independent judges this year including the acclaimed author David Mort as our French judge,