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 in the galleries and recording their experiences.
Our first stop was The Tate Modern, housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames. The gallery houses contemporary art from around the globe. We had tickets to see two exhibitions, Paul Cezanne and Maria Batuszova. The Cezanne retrospective was a wonderful homage to the artist and a real favourite with the students. Batuszova’s fragile, egg like plaster sculptures were an inspirational celebration of natural form. We then walked along the river to the Courtauld Institute, housed in the magnificent and historic Somerset House and showing a world renowned collection of Renaissance and Impressionist work. The day finished with a practical workshop in the hotel to consolidate the day’s work and develop sketchbook drawings.
Our second day started with a visit to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square where we were fortunate to see an exhibition of the painter Lucian Freud. Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the past century. We also had time to study some of the many masterpieces housed there. Our final stop was to the Victorian and Albert Museum which gave an opportunity to view the collection of the world’s largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts, and design, before then heading home.
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
House Debating Competition 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…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