This year our year 9 have been working with the History, Art and photography departments in Christ College Brecon and The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, Brecon, to learn about a key event in our local history, the Merthyr rising of 1831. They have worked hard to make an animated film based on the story. In Art we were lucky enough to have a workshop with a professional animator, William Osbourne, which gave us a real insight into the industry. In History pupils learned the details and context of the event and worked with Cyfartha Castle Museum on this. A script was formulated by the History department and narrated by a year 9 pupil. In photography pupils acted out stills of the story in costume and these were made into silhouettes. The background scenes were drawn and painted in Art lessons and the pupils constructed meticulously made paper and wire puppets. We are very proud of our pupil’s inventiveness, diligence and creativity in making the film. We hope you enjoy watching it, the link can be found here. The project was kindly sponsored by ‘The age of Revolution Waterloo 200 legacy’ project.
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