Saturday was one of the most awaited days of this term… Mainly for three things
1. The weather was predicted to be sunny all day long with a temperature of 27°
2. Saturday tests were coming to an end for the final term of the year.
3. The much awaited BTEC concert was coming up.
After a short but tiring term with the exams just around the corner everybody wanted to relax and clear their mind. What better way than going to the BTEC concert hosted by Form 4s. By paying £2, you could listen to some good music and also be content that you have donated this money toward Smile train Charity who help children around the world. Everybody was there on time with the audience including Form 4s, Form 3s and a few Form 5s. But the audience was mostly full of the 6.2s who wanted to relax and enjoy their last days at Concord.
The concert was hosted by Zhaslan and Kenneth who made the audience laugh and were enthusiastic and bubbly. The concert consisted of acts using just instruments, vocals and even a band. It started with Jacky (F3) who performed the piano version of Nocturne which put all our minds to the musical environment with the soothing music. Then, Brandy performed a single “Come back, Be Here”. This song got the whole audience listening and was so entertaining that most of the audience turned the torches on, on their phones and started waving them around (including me).
If I continue going on about this concert I think this would last about 5 pages… Cut it all into one word – this concert was FANTASTIC. Notable performances were Oleksandra (F3) who performed 3 pieces. Each pieces with its own style and each and every one was beautiful. But the act that got everyone on their feet clapping and waving was the final one, this was performed by the BTEC Form 4 class. They performed the song “Heal the World”. This song was brilliant because they had used a lot of singers, piano, guitar and the triangle. The act was so touching that suddenly I thought these guys would actually have been a good match for Michael Jackson. This stunning finale left the crowd speechless, and then they heard the bad news that the concert was over.
As we made our way out there was some good food being sold at a cheap price, again all the money going into charity. Everybody bought some food and walked out with a stomach full of Chloe’s “awsomazing” cupcakes and a relaxed mind.
Aous Mohammed Form 4
Smile Train Charity Concert
Saturday, 17th May 2013
8:00pm – 9:00pm
The Form 4 BTEC Level 2 music students are organising a Charity Concert in support of the Smile Train charity. This concert will portray the talents of the many skilled performers who are the college’s very own students. You will not only able be able to enjoy various musical performances, but also refreshment will also be sold throughout the evening in hope to raise more funds for the Smile Train charity. As highlighted in bold above, the concert will only be for an hour from 8:00pm – 9:00pm this Saturday evening. Despite the very important external exams that most Concord students are stressing about, we hope that you could see this event as some sort of a stress reliever. To all Concordians (including teachers), we highly encourage you to come join us for a fun-filled evening with a line-up of enjoyable music. Take a break from the books, and come join us for a relaxing evening.
‘On your marks, set…’.
It was that time of year again – the Lower School Sports Day. House captains got nervous as they looked for athletes to participate. Being asked if you could run, just for the sake of your house points, even if you didn’t win. Now that’s the spirit! The sporty excitement arose as the day came closer, and soon the day had come. Thankfully, the weather was kind to the innocent little Lower School kids. After the several nights of training after second prep, the day had come. It was time to put your best into it, no matter what.
On Wednesday, 30th April, at about 2pm, the athletic events commenced. Starting with the Form 3 100m race for boys and girls, then Form 4s and so on. The atmosphere was full of cheerful, supportive house members that were always ready to encourage their athletes. Some upper school students also came to spectate, adding to the number of supporters. The day was one to remember with many records broken some of which include Damilola Olusanya’s Form 4 100m record, the Mandela girls’ 4x100m team record (by the human bullets – Nengi, Janice, Stephenie and Shuxuan), among others.
The 6x100m relay was a new event, introduced this year. The relay team had a mixture of both genders; 3 boys and 3 girls. After careful planning and selection of team members, the athletes were ready. The teamwork involved in the race between the girls and boys was incredible. In the end, the Teresa relay team won, closely followed by Mandela’s team.
Finally, the tug of war was spectacular. The expressions on people’s faces were truly memorable. The determination that travelled from one team member to another along the rope was simply extraordinary. The teams worked hard and worked together, although some teams worked a little harder than the others (of course).
By the end of the event, prizes were given out and the overall winner was… Gandhi. They all got up and started cheering endlessly as soon as it was announced.It was definitely a close match between all the houses, and it was the adrenaline and motivation that kept us all going. Overall it was a wonderful experience and a truly unforgettable day.
Nengi Uranta Form 4
On the sunny afternoon of 4th May lots of students came over to our great swimming pool for the yearly inter house competition. The hype was building up every second, who will win? Who will lose? Well, it was time to find out. Some were nervous about the upcoming races, but the amount of people who came over to support was more than enough to cheer them up. Each house had a full team since there were so many keen to show off their swimming skills.
Everyone was so loud trying to encourage their team that they did not even hear when the actual event started! It began with freestyle and we got some promising results straightaway. Everyone seemed to be trying their best and very determined to win, so sometimes we even got unexpected outcomes. It went on with all the different strokes and the thrill kept growing. The relays were the most exciting part of all. Everyone exerted themselves to swim as fast as they can so much that they couldn’t even come out of the water afterwards – They were that exhausted.
One of the greatest moments were when the races were about to start. Silence came on, the amount of adrenaline was building up, whistle and off they go! Mandela! Pankhurst! Gandhi! Teresa! The atmosphere was splendid and extremely stimulating.
Meanwhile, there were Barbecue stands outside with an amazing smell and definitely delightful tastes. Of course, quite a long queue formed straight away waiting to get their hands on those delicious looking burgers. Soon, it was time to give out the awards to those who deserved them. The happiness in their eyes and the pleasure in their smiles, all indicating that they went through hard work to achieve the prizes.
Overall, the Swimming Gala was an impressive event. At the end, it was another event won by Gandhi house, and surely everyone thought that they were well deserved. At that moment, who won and who lost didn’t even matter as everyone had a good time. I have personally swam and found it extremely inspiring with all the support we were all receiving. We are all definitely going to look forward to the next year’s event!
Oleg Lukanin Form 4