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!
Geography field trips continue to be rolled back out and earlier this month saw the first Year 9 trip since before the pandemic. 47 pupils collected data at the foot of Hay Bluff, investigating the impact of tourism in the National Park. Naturally they then…Read on
Mountain biking is a key part of our Second Curriculum activities with pupils taking full advantage of what our fantastic location has to offer. The range of mountain biking courses and excursions continue to expand and this week saw our most advanced riders heading to…Read on
Three entrepreneurial students at Christ College Brecon have embarked on a business venture to test their commerce skills and launched a brand-new mobile catering trike. Lower Sixth pupils Lottie Cross, Fern Cumine and Fran Lauenburg debuted the novel catering tricycle at this year’s school Sports…Read on
On Saturday 7th May we were delighted to showcase the Art and photography work of our year 7, 8 and 9 pupils in an exhibition in the Powell gallery, followed by a prize giving. We are privileged to have local artist Laura Dennis as our…Read on
Christ College Brecon launched its ambitious 2041 Mountain Challenge on Saturday , where intrepid individuals were invited to push themselves to their limits and take on one of three different hiking routes around the Brecon Beacons. Sponsored by Sam Hawking Property Lawyers, the routes…Read on