On Sunday October 25th a party of 20 Sixth Formers from the school, accompanied by the Deputy Head, Mr Simon Spencer, along with Mr John Johnson and Miss Sally Jones, will set off on this year’s exchange trip to China.
This is the fifth such trip – with the first having taken place in 2007. This is a biennial trip, on this occasion involving visits to two Chinese schools: one is in Xi’an, the Sub High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University, and the other is Christ College’s long-standing exchange school, Fengxian Senior High School in Shanghai. Both schools have kindly hosted us on previous trip in 2009, and this time the generosity will extend to the touring party being hosted in Chinese homes while at the schools.
During the ten day trip there will be a good deal of sight-seeing, too, with the adventure beginning in Beijing where the group will visit the Great Wall, the Bird’s Nest Stadium, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden Palace. After an overnight train journey to Xi’an there will be a chance to see the Terracotta Army, as well as spending time at the host school in Xi’an. The group will then fly to Shanghai and after two full days at Fengxian School there will be a chance to see the extraordinary city sights, as well as an evening at the Shanghai Acrobats Centre at their ‘Era’ show – acclaimed by previous participants as one of the most memorable events of their China experience.
Excitement has been building through the term, and the trip has come around rapidly. There will be regular updates on the school website, and doubtless many tales to tell on the group’s return.
With traditional festive events not possible this year, our Music Department has been working with pupils on a series of festive musical performances. These will be posted across our social media channels from Monday 30th November. Keep an eye out !Read on
Christ College Brecon has teamed up with Cardiff Blues in a partnership aimed at developing rugby talent regardless of age or gender. The new partnership strengthens Christ College’s existing relationship with Cardiff Blues which provides a direct link to coaching expertise, strength and conditioning programmes,…Read on
The first half of the Michaelmas term has seen a sports programme like never before at Christ College. The unique circumstances that we currently find ourselves in created the ideal opportunity for a meaningful inter-house competition to take place with a whole host of sports…Read on
Pupils at our junior section, St Nicholas House, recently experienced a magical Hogwarts inspired day. All dressed as characters from the famous Harry Potter series, the fun started with a sorting hat ceremony followed by a series of magical lessons including potion making, care of…Read on
Six alpacas from local business Alpaca My Boots visited the school ahead of the half term holiday on October 23, surprising twenty-three year 7 pupils during their personal and social education (PSE) lesson. Based at Blaenrheon Farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National…Read on