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Christ College Brecon’s student focus

We are all keenly aware how tough the pandemic period has been for children. Disruption to their education has impacted them both academically and in terms of their personal growth.

Recognising the effects of this upheaval, Christ College Brecon has adapted its weekly timetable to include more extra-curricular activity to help with pupils’ physical, spiritual, social and moral development.

This small boarding school in Wales already maximised its location close to the Brecon Beacons National Park by offering students ‘Adventure Days’ in the hills each year but, as of this academic year, the offer has been extended to include mountaineering, climbing, paddle sports and trail running. For those who prefer creative activities there is the choice of musical production, cookery, action photography, robotics and video game development. The additional options have created a ‘second curriculum Saturday’, leaving weekdays primarily focused on academic lessons.

Deputy Head (Pastoral), Simon Hill, said: “The past year has not been easy for many school-aged children, but we believe that combining academic lessons and a rich extra-curricular programme with plenty of opportunities to experience the outdoors, or try a new hobby or skill, is a great way to help develop a young person and give them the best start in life.”

This is exactly the kind of initiative we expect to see from the independent British schools we recommend, and if you’d like guidance on the right boarding school in England, Scotland or Wales for your child, we’d be delighted to help. Please do contact us.

Photos courtesy of Christ College Brecon

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