6.1 Conway Trip

Traditionally, the end of 6.1 in Concord was marked by the trip to the Conway Centre in the heart of Wales. The event can be described as a perfect mixture of all the things that reflect the joyful spirit of true Concordians: friendliness, cooperation and willingness to embrace challenge on the path to self-development. Throughout 4 days, we engaged in the variety of exciting activities: kayaking, mountain biking, abseiling and many others. We also enjoyed calm atmospheric evenings in the circle of students and teachers. My friends and I absolutely liked walking going on coastal walks, playing board games and listening to the sound of the guitar around the bonfire at night.


Some activities proved to be rather challenging, and I am very grateful that the trip taught me how to stay calm and patient whenever an obstacle arises, so that I can enjoy fulfilment from the achieved goal later on. I believe that there were activities that I would find difficult if I did them on my own, such as gorge walking. However, knowing that I was surrounded by my friends who were always willing to help gave me strength to move forward.


In my opinion, the trip teaches students many valuable skills that can be used in different situations, therefore going to the Conway Centre truly prepared me for the variety of things in life, and the effect that the trip had on me cannot be overestimated. It was a lovely experience right before the summer holiday that gave me lots of memories that I am intending to carry with me for the rest of my life!

-Reported by Polina, 6.1.

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New York 2018

I had never been to New York before and, surprisingly, within the span of three days I got a taste of a New Yorker’s life.

We visited Times Square, the Central Park, Upper East Side, Lower East Side, One World Trade Centre, Oculus, Grand Central Station and more. And, for any musical lovers out there, we even went to see a Broadway show called “Wicked”.

Besides this, the trip was culturally enriching as we visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the MET, highly regarded as two of the most prestigious art galleries in the world. Also, on the subject of art, we took part in a Graffiti Workshop on our last day and we learned about how the culture of Street Art started.

It was a great trip with a variety of exciting activities; it was fun for everyone and enabled us to enjoy a taste of the ‘American Lifestyle’. Between upper and lower school students, I believe there was about 20 of us – some of whom, I was only acquainted with before New York. However, at the end of this amazing adventure I made some fantastic new friends, who ultimately made the experience even better.

Even though the New York trip is primarily an Art trip, you learn about so much more. I highly recommend it to all Concord Students – studying Art or not! All 20 of us had an unforgettable time.

Sindi – 6.2