Graduation Ball 2016Monday June 6, 2016
Live streaming over the internet of the presentation ceremony at Concord’s eighth annual Graduation Ball was watched by 258 viewers in 24 countries – including 25 towns and cities across the UK. The viewing was hailed as a ‘great success’ and the evening which was held in the indoor marquee in the sports hall ran extremely smoothly from beginning to end – despite rain. As is the tradition at Concord, this was the last formal occasion for the senior students,
Medals for Lower School MathematiciansFriday May 27, 2016
Two Lower School students from Concord have won medals and gold certificates which has put them in the country’s top 100 mathematicians in their age group. Gold went to Form 5 student Reynold Fan and bronze to Jina Kim, who is in Form 3. Said Graham Johnson of Concord’s maths department: “The colour of the medals depends on age with Form 5 receiving gold, Form 4 silver and Form 3 bronze.
Swimming Gala 2016Wednesday May 25, 2016
The Summer term’s sporting calendar at Concord culminated with the Inter-house Swimming Gala. A large crowd gathered to cheer on the competitors and to support the teams in the final event of the Inter-house competition this year. With the overall standings for the Inter-house trophy so close, all four teams were keen to put in a strong performance in the gala. The swimming talent on display was outstanding and many of the races were keenly contested.
Concord Student in the Public Eye for Public SpeakingMonday May 23, 2016
Concord student Lottie Cansdale is very much in the public eye – for her public speaking. Shropshire Star feature writer Shirley Tart visited Concord to personally interview day student Lottie who was voted best speaker in the recent national final of the Business & Professional Women’s public speaking competition. This won Lottie a trophy as the Concord team, which also comprised Meg Margetts (chair) and Annabelle Lim (vote of thanks), finished runners-up in the national final.
Sports Day 2016Thursday May 19, 2016
The annual Sports Day at Concord took place earlier in the term on one of the coldest days in April since records began! However the four teams bravely battled the elements in a range of events on the track and in the field. With the points in the Inter-house competition so close, it was vital that the four houses put in strong performances to keep them in contention in the overall House trophy competition.
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.