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.”
This year our year 9 have been working with the History, Art and photography departments in Christ College Brecon and The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, Brecon, to learn about a key event in our local history, the Merthyr rising of 1831. They have…Read on
Christ College Brecon is, once again, supporting former pupil and father of one, Des Lally, as he takes on his next fundraising challenge; the British and Irish Peaks Five Mountains in Five Countries in Three Days (BIP553). On 28 July Des will begin his journey…Read on
Christ College Brecon pupils have been given an insight into the world of photography by award winning Spanish photographer, Alex Jaime. Alejandro Jaime Nunez was born in Malaga in 1993 and began his photography career in 2006 with a photographic trip to the Gambia with…Read on
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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