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.
Christ College Brecon is, once again, supporting former pupil and father of one, Des Lally, as he takes on his next fundraising challenge; the British and Irish Peaks Five Mountains in Five Countries in Three Days (BIP553). On 28 July Des will begin his journey…Read on
Christ College Brecon pupils have been given an insight into the world of photography by award winning Spanish photographer, Alex Jaime. Alejandro Jaime Nunez was born in Malaga in 1993 and began his photography career in 2006 with a photographic trip to the Gambia with…Read on
Whilst waiting in the lunch queue, pupils were recently treated to solo musical performances by our Years 7 and 8 pupils as part of our open air ‘Open Mic’ events. The Open Mic events are being held every two weeks and will feature performances…Read on
Our Boarding Houses really got stuck into the #CaptainTom100 challenge last Friday. Captain Tom 100 celebrates the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore ,who raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Launched to coincide with what would have been his 101st Birthday,…Read on
St Nicholas House pupils and Years 7/8/9 ‘bubbles’ enjoyed fun packed activity camps over the Easter holidays. There was Stand Up Paddle Boarding and canoeing taking place on the nearby Brecon canal, tennis on our outdoor courts, indoor cricket, hockey on the all weather pitch…Read on