Students

take part in ‘Concord Summer Online’ around the world

Friday July 24, 2020

Monday 20th July marked the launch of Concord’s unique online Summer School programme, and students from around the world have been taking part enthusiastically. The free programme – Concord Summer Online – has attracted over 370 student sign ups so far, nine of whom are current Concord students and twenty who will be joining the college in September, with students ranging from the age of 10 to 17. Summer School Director, Mrs Kari Quant was ‘delighted’ to announce earlier this week that the international experience of Concord was as prominent and celebrated as ever, with students representing 37 different nationalities, including countries as far as Brazil, Botswana, Afghan, Ecuador, Iran and even the Maldives. Each day, students have benefitted from a daily task (20 tasks in 20 days of the programme), led virtually by different staff members across social media and the Concord website, using downloadable worksheets and video tutorials, as well as live support online. The tasks embody a learning process of ‘See, Hear, Read, Write, Do.’ Said Mrs Quant: “So far, these cross-curricular activities have included writing successful product or service reviews, distorting faces in photography, building a model of a eukaryotic cell, movie making and creating fitness plans. “They’ve been designed to demonstrate some aspects of our usual Quality English and Quality Education summer programmes. “And students will have plenty more exciting and challenging tasks over the next three weeks, such as chromatography, learning how to create podcasts, interior portraiture, and even a Dragon’s Den-inspired business task. “The creativity so far has been excellent, and submissions on the portal, website and across social media platforms have demonstrated such a variety of talents that the students possess.” Students also have the option of taking part in a ‘Just for Fun’ activity every afternoon, to keep mentally and physically stimulated during the summer break, which vary from live challenges and quizzes, creative writing, drawing and building projects, and even life skills such as baking and future goal-planning. Day 1 ‘Just for Fun’ included a free sign-up to Concord Summer’s dedicated Strava club, where students and staff can track their mileage through walking, running, cycling or swimming each day, for the duration of the course – to see how far collectively Concord Summer can travel across the world. Mrs Quant added: “In the first 4 days alone, we had over 30 participants accumulating over 70 hours of recorded exercise, taking us over 697 miles!” You can still sign up for the Concord Summer Online free programme by clicking here. Applications close 7th August 2020. Each time a student completes the daily task and submits it to the Summer Course team, it generates an entry to the ‘End of Summer Prize Draw’ with the top prize being a free place to study at Concord Summer 2021 (T&C’s apply).