The Wales Memorial in Flanders Campaign (Registered Charity 1151256) was set up to correct this. Land has been given by the Belgian town of Langemark, fittingly just where the Welsh Division fought so bravely in the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917. This site will be landscaped, and a cromlech surmounted by a Welsh dragon will be erected there. The campaign has raised over £60,000 from individuals and groups so far, but it still needs around £30,000 to meet its target of unveiling the memorial in August 2014.
The campaign is supported by the Welsh and United Kingdom Governments, and by prominent representatives of Welsh civic, legal, sporting and political life. One of the campaign’s distinguished supporters is Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank GCB LVO OBE DL, formerly of the Welsh Guards.
On January 31st, Lord Guthrie was the guest speaker at a dinner at Christ College in aid of the charity, which was held in the school’s Dining Hall by kind permission of the Head, Mrs Emma Taylor.
The aim of the evening was to raise awareness and funds so that the brave men and women of Wales who took part in the Great War are given the honour they deserve 100 years after the outbreak of that war.
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