Last weekend saw the return of House Cross Country, newly revamped with three different courses for all abilities. The first was the all-comers route, designed for all age groups and mass participation where runners completed two laps of the school grounds. This was the school community at its best and it was a joy to see such large numbers all rallying for those House points, whether running hard to finish as strong as possible or taking more of a fun-run approach.
The other two routes were designed for some of the hardier competitors or those senior pupils who wanted to really challenge themselves. Christened ‘the DRG’ after keen athlete , David Grant, the race ventured off-site up the steep Roman Road, across farmland and back down alongside the woodland that forms the stunning backdrop to our school grounds. This was eighteen months in the planning and it was only made possible with the help of every member of staff marshalling along the way, offering encouragement and collating results. Conditions were perfect – that is to say it was wet and muddy but a fine weather window ensured all 25 competitors, 16 boys and 8 girls, and the man Mr DRG himself, made it round safely, if a little broken.
When the national anthems ring out in the stadium in Qatar this evening, spirits will be lifted and voices will be raised. Hearing those first stirring notes of a national anthem previously, you may not have been aware of a connection with Christ College. On…Read on
Four lower Sixth pupils will be heading off to Japan in January as part of our Japan Exchange programme. There were 19 expressions of interest but following letters of application and interviews, the selected pupils were Joseph Annabelle S , Charlotte W and Finn. The exchange…Read on
The annual Lord Atkin Lecture took place on Friday evening and it was a pleasure to welcome this year’s guest speaker, the Right Honourable Lady Justice Nicola Davies DBE to this year’s event. Guests were treated to a fantastic insight into her career and there…Read on
On 10th of November Christ College sixth form students travelled to London for a two day study trip to see a selection of world class Art exhibitions and collections in London. It was a packed itinerary and students made the most of their time, sketching…Read on
Year 9 are currently studying Buddhist beliefs and practices and yesterday had fascinating visit to the Palpung Changchub Dargyeling Buddist Temple in Brynmawr. Pauliina, a Buddhist lay preacher talked about multiple topics related to the pupil’s studies including the history of Buddhism and its…Read on