Hope the last entry has helped you know more about the life in an international boarding school. This entry is about boarding students.
Q: When is the next Open Day?
A: Every day is our Open Day. You can pay the campus a visit any time during term time, we are always more than welcome to have you as a guest.
Q: What is the food like?
A: In the dining room we have usually five entrees, four deserts, two soups. We have a cold deli bar and three salad bars aside from the usual selections. Grab-and-go is also available. For those have special dietary requirements, you can tell the dining room staff.
Q: Where does a boarding student need to go to get his/her laundry done?
Each student will get his/her own laundry bag from the school in the beginning of the school year. You can then put your dirty clothes in it and pop in the common room/foyer of his/her boarding house on the laundry day. Cleaning staff will collect and wash them. Just before lessons end, they will return the bag with clothes folded (A really nice touch indeed).
Q: As the campus is quite big, how does the school do to ensure that a student is in or not?
A: Student ID cards. We have student card readers equipped in every classroom, Main Hall, the dining room, Old Chapel Common Room, West End, Acton Pigot and Burnell House.
Q: Do you have societies representing my own country?
A: Yes. We take pride ourselves as an international boarding school, but none us forget our own roots. As the school is more diversified than ever, there are more societies than ever participating the forthcoming Spring Concert, bringing their home cultures to Acton Burnell. (See above for the photo of some of them in their costumes for the concert.)
Hope you find the above information useful. See you for the next installment.
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As quite a lot of the web traffic of this blog is not from Concord, we have decided to write a series of blog entries regarding on different aspects of the life in Concord, in order to allow everyone to taste a slice of Concord school life. This series will be conducted in form of a Q&A format.
Q: Where is Concord College?
A: Concord is situated in Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Shropshire is a part of the West Midlands and close to the England-Wales border. Shrewsbury is the largest town in Shropshire. Acton Burnell is a small village with a population less than 300. Acton Burnell had been strategically important to England as it was both next to the main road to London and on the border with Wales.
Q: How big is Concord College?
A: In terms of the actual area, it is larger than 80 acres. In terms of the students, we have more than 500 students.
Q: How can I visit Concord College?
A: Depends on where you are from. There is a bus running between Church Stretton and Shrewsbury which stops via Acton Burnell Post Office, which is 2 minutes’ walk from the main campus. If you are from other places, a taxi is recommended.
Q: Is the life in Concord College boring?
A: NO! Although we are an academic school, we are fun people. The campus has plenty to offer, we have two state-of-art sports halls, many different varieties of activities, from horse-riding to chess, or archery to bee-keeping, there is more than one for you for sure.
Q: I’m a city dweller, can I survive?
A: We are city dwellers too. Living in a village isn’t necessarily a bad thing, given that there are fewer distractions. However, there are coaches to town every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, every Sunday morning and an evening coach to cinema every Saturday evening. Day trips to the UK are held during the weekends and half term.
We hope this would help you to know Concord College more. See you next week.
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