The Society of Friends were the sponsors of a short-film competition which challenged the youngest pupils in Christ College, from St Nicholas House, to display their creative talents in front of a discerning audience made up of fellow pupils, staff, family and friends.
On Tuesday 2nd December staff and pupils from St Nicholas House had a wonderful time when parents, relatives and representatives of the Friends of Christ College Brecon came to watch the St Nicholas House Short Film competition.
Pupils had been working in small groups to create a short film about Christ College using their school i-Pads. Parents watched the ‘i-Movies’ which were screened in full HD surround sound in our state-of-the-art Y Neuadd theatre. Representatives of the Friends watched and took time to make the terribly difficult decision on the winning film.
The films have been expertly made over the last few weeks, and each group gave a very professional introduction before each viewing. In the end, the winning team consisting of Sam Mendez, Gwen Spielberg, Monty Ford-Coppola and Evie Tarantino picked up a book token each and hearty congratulations from everyone on a very slick and entertaining promotional movie.
The narration, content and graphics impressed our judges who in turn provided all groups with very useful feedback.
Whilst deliberations occurred, parents joined us in a glass of wine and nibbles and were able to browse our Christmas craft stalls where our Year J6 team were selling festive produce which junior pupils have been busy making over the last few days. This has been part of an enterprise project, again supported by the Society of Friends who have provided a small budget per head to each pupil in order to make their Christmas crafts.
Our Year J6 sellers did a fantastic job of selling the produce and they must have been very persuasive as nearly all the craft was sold and over a hundred raffle tickets were purchased!
The event was rounded off with a very poignant rendition of the song ‘Real Love’ performed by the St Nicholas pupils, around the Christmas tree.
Head of St Nicholas House, Julie Lewis, said: “We all had a wonderful time and we are very grateful to all those who attended. Special thanks to the Society of Friends of Christ College judges, Karin Mear and Cath Maggs, for sponsoring the event and choosing the eventual winner.”
Society of Friends judge, Karin Mear, commented: “The films were most impressive and the teamwork shown by the children was to be admired. Well done everyone!”
After training hard over the summer break with the Welsh Sailing Squad, Emelia Tinch ( Yr 11) has been selected to become part of the Welsh National Laser Squad. With this selection she can now compete at national level. Well done Emelia!Read on
After winning the UK Pony Club Championships in the summer , Oliver and the Monmouthshire Mounted Games team set their sights on the Prince Philip Cup at the Horse of the Year Show, which took place at the Birmingham NEC October 6-10th. The UK Pony…Read on
17 pupils represented Christ College at the Welsh Schools Skiing Champs at Llangrannog Ski Centre. last weekend. The Primary school event had 52 entries, 27 girls and 25 boys. The event comprised of registered and unregistered ski racers, the registered children being club skiers….Read on
Pupils Ben, Bea, Rosie and Floss are making their mark in Wales Hockey. All are involved in Regional Performance Centres, which is the phase of the Wales programme that takes place at this time of the season. Wales squads are selected from the Regional Performance…Read on
Year 9 violinist, Kurumi , had a fantastic opportunity over the weekend after being selected to take part in a Baroque workshop led by renowned violinist, Rachel Podger. Held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff, the event was organised…Read on
James Hayward (Yr 12) competed for Wales in the Hammer category at the SIAB Schools Track and Field Internationals in Derby last week. The Hammer category is one of the most technical and skillful athletic events. Despite hitting the cage, James still managed a new…Read on