TRIP FOR CHRIST COLLEGE BRINGS CHRISTMAS CHEER
Pupils from Christ College Brecon are getting into the Christmas spirit following a trip abroad to Northern France and Belgium.
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Close to 50 pupils from year seven and eight made the trip accompanied by five staff members, where they practised their French visiting the Christmas Markets in the city of Lille.
During the trip, pupils also learnt more about the First World War, their visit also marking the 90th anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele, one of the War’s most iconic battles.
The group visited the Belgian town of Ypres and the In Flanders Fields museum, visiting the surrounding battlefields and cemeteries before visiting the battlefields area of the Salient.
Lauren Williams, 12, from Llangenny, near Crickhowell said: “The World War One Battlefields were very interesting and I enjoyed the Christmas Market because we were able to try out our French.”
David Silk, 11, from Cwmdu near Crickhowell said: “I enjoyed the museum but my favourite part of the French Trip was the Christmas Market in Lille because it sold lots of Christmas goodies and it really got me in the mood for Christmas!”
Head of Christ College, Emma Taylor, said: “It was an enriching experience for our pupils to take their studies out of the classroom, and put their knowledge of French into practice. At Christ College we pride ourselves on providing these extra educational activities which really enhance our pupils’ learning experience.”
Pupils studying French in the Sixth Form are also taking a trip to France in December with a view to setting up a French exchange programme with a local school. The students will be accompanied by Modern Languages teacher, Miss Green and visiting St Etienne for one week.
In the New Year, the school will be hosting a Sixth Form Open Evening on 18th January from 7.00pm where visitors can learn about life in the Sixth Form, and the academic and extra-curricular opportunities that exist at the school.