School Photo Day

On Friday 5th June, we had our School Photo Day. Unlike last year when COVID-19 abruptly ended our school year, this year we all stayed until the end and were blessed with the occasion of a whole school photograph.

To comply with social distancing, different year groups were separated into designated areas, then a drone came flying past our heads capturing our smiling faces. We also did a video of us waving and a silly one where people got carried on others’ backs, hugged, or posed. It was fabulous to see the Concord spirit flying high and we as a family, having our family portrait taken finally.

After the official photograph, Dr Outram announced the House Athletics champions and House Cup winner of this year. Teresa came from behind to snatch the cup away from the other 3 houses, but we all had individual champions in each year. There were joyful faces, there were sad faces. But the support we got from each other was the most cherished, the friendly banter and the mutual appreciation is what makes us all one big family.

With the sun still shining high but light breezes blowing around us, many of us stayed for photos with friends. We finally had a chance to see how everyone was looking, and we all looked gorgeous! Smart suits, glamorous dresses, and colourful blouses were seen all across the Hall Meadow school field. I took a dozen photos with my friends as well and chatted all throughout the afternoon. This is normal Concord that I know: friendly, competitive and close.

A group of Form 4 students said this was their first photo day after attending Concord Summer School; they felt very blessed to meet a lot of people from different year groups. They thought the atmosphere was really good and definitely up to their expectations. Looking ahead to next year, hopefully we will have no year group ‘bubbles’ and so they can make more friends.

A group in 6.1 also told us at their first photo day in Concord they felt very happy, and thought it was very fun, especially when everyone is so pretty and proud after dressing up. This group of Upper School students who will be in Concord’s most senior year next year said they are also looking forward to next year with different challenges, lots of fun and many more memories.

Kenneth and Tiffany – 6.1