The curtain draws on another excellent inter-house debating competition with Donaldson’s house emerging triumphant following a superb final against Orchard. All six speakers, Sophia, Elsie, Efanna, Jack, Harrison and Lewis were tremendously effective and provided rhetorical flourishes, a wealth of evidence and persuasive conclusions to advance their arguments. Particular congratulations to Elsie and Jack for being awarded the joint speakers of the day.
While the momentum behind the house competitions has been in full swing, some of our pupils have also been involved in the Oxford University Schools’ Debating Competition. Three teams of pupils drawn from the Senior Debating Society at Christ College took part in the competition. Under the rules of British Parliamentary debating, the teams were given a motion and a position to argue and a mere 15 minutes to prepare, completely unaided, before delivering their arguments and engage in debate with teams from other schools – there were over 60 other teams in the round, all looking for a place at the Oxford final, the pinnacle of schools’ debating.
Jack and Tomos (Christ College Brecon ‘A’ Team) were successful, placing within the top seven schools in the round and have been invited to the final at the famous Oxford Union building (past speakers include Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, HH the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking). In March they will travel to Oxford to face the elite of the schools debating world, drawn not only from the best British schools but also international teams, representing countries from across the world.
We are hugely proud of Jack and Tomos and wish them the very best of luck at Oxford.
House Speech & Drama Festival Before half term, we held our annual House Speech & Drama competition at Christ College Brecon. This year’s festival featured two exhilarating competitions; Junior Houses Usk, Wye, and Taff, went head-to-head, showcasing their talents in a battle for the title of…Read on
Christ College Brecon Rugby Sevens 2024 What a historic day at Christ College Brecon’s annual sevens tournament! Celebrating 100 years of Welsh Senior Schools and Colleges Rugby Union, the pitches were filled with talent and passion as teams battled it out for the coveted CCB…Read on
Fused glass workshop with the artist Sue Thorne On Tuesday 6th February, we were delighted to have had the renowned local artist Sue Thorne running a glass fusing workshop with our Year 10 Art students. There has been great excitement in preparation for this workshop…Read on
Christ College Brecon partners with Hockey Wales to propel provision in mid Wales We are delighted to announce a partnership with the national governing body for hockey in Wales. Hockey Wales, established in 1996, is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the game…Read on
House Climbing Competition On Wednesday 17th January, our pupils took part in the annual House Climbing Competition at Llangorse Climbing Centre. With three challenging elements, the boulder problem, the top rope climb and the speed climb, it was a very close competition with each team…Read on