House Art 2019
The Houses did themselves proud with their House art displays this year. We were privileged to have established local painter, teacher and founder of The Welsh Arts Academy Lucy Corbett as our judge and she was impressed with the talent, skill and diversity of ideas that the art and photography work demonstrated. Lucy gave much encouragement and professional feedback to our budding photographers and artists. Our thanks go to The Friends for their generous support of the event. Congratulations to Donaldson’s House, our trophy winners. The details of prizes awarded are as follows:
First prize went to James Holden, for his mixed media landscape which demonstrated a lovely use of materials and a feeling of depth which draws you right into the picture.
Second prize went to Sebastian Chambers for his painting of a cave which showed a fantastic understanding of form and a lovely use of colour.
Third prize went to Harry Hindmarsh for his beautifully painted silk piece.
Special mention to Erin Lewis and Beatrice Purvis.
Senior House Prizes
Year 9 Art: 60 points
Winner: Dylan Rees (St Davids House) for his expressive clay wolf and skillfully painted still life.
Special mention to Matthew Price and Harry Holden.
Year 10 Art: 70 points
Winner: John Owen (St Davids House) who displayed everything in his artwork, from an understanding of perspective and colour in his street scene painting, to creating an interesting 3D painted ceramic piece, and a mixed media print.
Special mention goes to Marco Chan, Tafadzwa Gandidzanwa and Megan Fry.
Year 11 Art: 80 points
Winner: Amelie Granger (Donaldsons House) for her seascape paintings which showed a sophisticated understanding of the medium.
Special mention went to Aran Harris and Jackie Chan.
Year 12 Art: 90 points
Winner: Isabelle Facey (Donaldsons House) for her chapel window collage which was well observed and showed a sensitive use of mixed media.
Special mentions went to Ellie Suzuki and Ellie Davies.
Year 13 Art: 100 points
Winner: Ali Douch (Donaldsons House) for her captivating portraits, sensitivity of subject, bold colour and strong draughtmanship.
Special mention went to Lucy Price, Oliver Newey, Bella Lewis and Nerys Abberley.
Year 10 Photography: 70 points
Winner: Amelia Giordiano (De Winton House) for her still life photos which were perfectly executed.
Special mention went to Louise Beck and Aimee Todd.
Year 11 Photography: 80 points
Winner: Imogen Phillips (Donaldsons House) for her image of leaves which showed a beautiful use of light and texture.
Special mention went to Daisy Anderson and Connie Wildee.
Year 12 Photography: 90 points
Winner: Alena Ratkina (Donaldsons House) for her very interesting images of faces behind fabric.
Special mention went to Henry Alp Williams and Isabelle Facey.
Year 13 Photography: 100 points
Winner: Lucy Price (De Winton) for her very evocative collection of personal photos, you can almost hear the camera whirring!
Special mention went to Alex Burke and Archie Hawkins.
Best Senior House display: 60 points
Winner: St Davids House
Overall Trophy winner: Donaldsons House with 440 points
Second Place: St Davids House with 190 points
Third Place: De Winton House with 170 points.
Congratulations to Ffion , Year 10, who has completed her voluntary service as Head Chorister at Brecon Cathedral and now goes on to join the Cathedral Consort. Ffion holds a Music Award at Christ College and is studying Music at GCSE. She is currently playing…Read on
Some of our Musical Theatre Workshop pupils had the opportunity to shine at Theatr Brycheiniog last Saturday performing at ‘Drew’s Concert’. The concert was a variety performance aimed at raising funds for the Drew- Barker- Wright Charity to raise awareness of rare childhood cancer….Read on
Last Saturday we hosted the first ever Beacons Cup Under 13’s Competition. Christ College were hosts to local prep schools Llandaff Cathedral School and the Downs Malvern , for the inaugural hockey and rugby competition. Five teams competed for the cup which saw Llandaff Cathedral…Read on
Last Thursday, it was a pleasure to host the launch of the WRU’s revised elite Welsh schools and colleges competition, the premier competition for schools and colleges in Wales at Christ College. The WRU has awarded a total of 16 Rugby Programmes in Education (RPE)…Read on
New partnership will see pupils benefit from some of the greatest home-grown sporting expertise available School pupils in Wales are set to benefit from some of the highest level, home-grown sporting expertise around as part of a brand-new partnership deal. Christ College Brecon has…Read on
We were pleased to host the arrival of His Majesty King Charles and Her Majesty Queen Camilla to Brecon on Thursday July 20th. During their visit, their Royal Highnesses attended a short recital at Brecon Cathedral and met members of the Brecon Choir Festival committee….Read on