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.
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