Year 6 have been busy improving their Numeracy skills by floating shares on the stock exchange as virtual traders this week.
Each group had a wopping £100,000 to invest in the FTSE 100 Company (virtual of course!) and have been learning all about the difference between the GBX, GBP, JYN, USD and even Trade funds in the run up to their temporary roles as virtual city traders in the ‘St Nicholas House Square Mile’.
With enough figures to make your head spin, the pupils have analysed momenta, looked for leaders and considered their options before purchasing stocks and shares.
The most popular companies so far are ITV, Sky, Burberry, American Tobacco and Compass Group. The children will monitor their shares on a weekly basis and will decide whether to buy or sell by studying the interest rates. At the end of the month, they will discover who overbought, who oversold and most importantly, who made the most money!
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
The annual House Music Competition took place on the morning of Saturday 15th October, adjudicated by Mr Jack Bowtell, a professional operatic baritone and visiting singing teacher at Christ College. As always, house leaders put in a huge amount of work to ensure a high…Read on
Christ College Brecon has welcomed a new Head of Cricket who will join the school with over 10 years’ experience as a national coach. Alistair Waldron has joined Christ College for the 2022/23 academic year in addition to his role as Director of Cricket at…Read on