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.”
Geography field trips continue to be rolled back out and earlier this month saw the first Year 9 trip since before the pandemic. 47 pupils collected data at the foot of Hay Bluff, investigating the impact of tourism in the National Park. Naturally they then…Read on
Mountain biking is a key part of our Second Curriculum activities with pupils taking full advantage of what our fantastic location has to offer. The range of mountain biking courses and excursions continue to expand and this week saw our most advanced riders heading to…Read on
Three entrepreneurial students at Christ College Brecon have embarked on a business venture to test their commerce skills and launched a brand-new mobile catering trike. Lower Sixth pupils Lottie Cross, Fern Cumine and Fran Lauenburg debuted the novel catering tricycle at this year’s school Sports…Read on
On Saturday 7th May we were delighted to showcase the Art and photography work of our year 7, 8 and 9 pupils in an exhibition in the Powell gallery, followed by a prize giving. We are privileged to have local artist Laura Dennis as our…Read on
Christ College Brecon launched its ambitious 2041 Mountain Challenge on Saturday , where intrepid individuals were invited to push themselves to their limits and take on one of three different hiking routes around the Brecon Beacons. Sponsored by Sam Hawking Property Lawyers, the routes…Read on