Over the weekend of the 24th to 26th April, the Christ College Combined Cadet Force took part in the annual Cadet Cambrian Patrol Competition, once again held on the Sennybridge training area.
The competition was once restricted to CCF and ACF units from within Wales, but since being opened up to all comers, cadet units are queuing up to participate from all over the UK.
Once again fielding teams in the senior and junior competition, the Christ College cadets were keen to emulate their successes of previous years. The training had gone well, with both teams attending an intense but enjoyable training week on Sennybridge at the beginning of the Easter break.
The Junior Team, lead by Milo Welch, spent the Saturday being tested on their map reading, and other aspects of the CCF syllabus, whilst the Seniors, led by Mathew Dempsey, delivered orders, made models, shot on the range, and occupied an observation post.
Day two started early, with the Senior team patrolling around the stands, whilst the Juniors completed a written paper and the march and shoot.
The prize giving took place in the sunshine on Sunday afternoon and cadets and staff alike waited nervously for the medals to be awarded. An inexperienced Junior team were awarded a very creditable Silver, and the Senior team were awarded Gold, one of only three to be presented out of 36 participating teams. The highlight was the Christ College CCF being awarded the Western Mail trophy for the seventh consecutive year, and crowned the CCF Cambrian Patrol champions for 2015. Well done to all the Cadets that gave up their time to train and take part.
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