OVER HALF TERM, PUPILS FROM YEAR 9 AND ABOVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ON TWO VERY DIFFERENT SCHOOL TRIPS.
As the first half of term drew to a close, two groups of Christ College pupils headed off on very different school trips to two very different destinations!
Pupils from Years 9 and 10 departed on Thursday before term ended, heading off on a boys’ and girls’ sports tour to Kilkenny, Ireland. Thanks to Mr Halpin’s connections in the area, fixtures were arranged for girls’ hockey and boys’ rugby against Kilkenny College and and Newpark School. When not playing sport, the boys and girls had the opportunity to visit the Kilkenny International Food Festival, Kilkenny Castle and Design Centre and lots of shopping in the town itself. Saturday evening saw a visit to K-Ball for 10-pin bowling and a final evening of fun before departing for the ferry crossing back to Fishguard the next morning.
The last day before half term saw boys and girls from Year 10 upwards depart on a jam-packed cultural trip to New York. Hitting the ground running on the Friday evening upon arrival, the pace was set for the rest of the trip with a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe.
The party of 45 pupils and five staff spent the next five days enjoying much of what such a vibrant city had to offer. Visits were made to the Guggenheirm, NBC Studios, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Ground Zero and the 9/11 memorial, Empire State Building, Harlem, Central Park, Plantet Hollywood, Grand Central Station, Metropolitan Museum and the Rockefeller Centre for ice skating. The boys and girls also enjoyed a Broadway show (School of Rock), a coach tour of famous movie locations, a Broadway workshop, Harlem Gospal Experience walking tour and meals out at many famous eateries.
With time for shopping factored in, there were some very tired but happy boys and girls who returned to Brecon on Friday afternoon – many with much fuller suitcases than when they left! A big thanks to the members of staff who gave up their chance of a half-term rest to run these trips and ensure that our pupils had experiences they will never forget.
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