Staying at La Belle Etoile, a ski chalet in the small village of Le Bettex at 1400m above sea level, students were well looked after with traditional mountain food, a terrace classroom with spectacular panoramic views and the ability to go fell running in the early morning. However, most importantly they were within direct access of some of the most stunning Alpine scenery to conduct fieldwork in, from the summer Alpine trails and meadows to the outwash plain of the majestic Bossons Glacier.
Chamonix town centre provided an insight into mass tourism and a short excursion from here, along the Montenvers rack and pinion railway, students were not only able to view the Mer de Glace, France’s largest glacier, from above, but could walk down into the specially created ice caves and get a feel (or in some cases, a taste!) of glacial ice. The markers on the 30 minute descent showing where the ice came up to in recent years and decades provided a stark reminder of our changing climate.
Head of Humanities, Mr Barney Goodrich commented: “Upon returning to Brecon after four days in the Alps, one views the National Park’s landscape in a different light and it is hoped that the experience will go a long way to improving students’ understanding of geographical processes and issues as they move on into their final year.”
Our Boarding Houses really got stuck into the #CaptainTom100 challenge last Friday. Captain Tom 100 celebrates the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore ,who raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Launched to coincide with what would have been his 101st Birthday,…Read on
St Nicholas House pupils and Years 7/8/9 ‘bubbles’ enjoyed fun packed activity camps over the Easter holidays. There was Stand Up Paddle Boarding and canoeing taking place on the nearby Brecon canal, tennis on our outdoor courts, indoor cricket, hockey on the all weather pitch…Read on
There was plenty of talent on display at today’s Eisteddfod. The event opened with ‘Hen Wlad fy Nhadau’ where all pupils stood and listened intently. The recitation team winners each performed their English and Welsh pieces whilst musicians Helisent, Shan Shan ,Izzy and Freya all…Read on
Christ College Music Department are proud to present a collection of performances and recollections from an illustrious group of Old Breconians for whom music has played a significant part in their lives. Many have gone on to have careers in the music industry as performers,…Read on
We were delighted to have William Osbourne, a professional animator, running a digital workshop with our Year 9 this week. The pupils got an insight into stop motion techniques as well as an opportunity to see some of William’s work . They were also able…Read on