Boarding accommodation opened for critical keyworkers
April 3, 2020

Rydal Penrhos has opened up its boarding accommodation for critical frontline keyworkers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision comes after a local firefighter, who lives with an elderly relative, came to the school requesting assistance as he is unable to go home due to the risk of infection.

Coincidentally, the firefighter is also a former pupil and Rydal Penrhos will now offer this service to the wider community to assist further in the community effort relating to Covid-19.

Executive Principal John Waszek, said: “It is our duty to provide the community with whatever they need to help them during these unprecedented times.

“The world is in a difficult place and it is by working together and supporting one another that we will complete this journey.

“Our critical frontline workers are doing such a fabulous job throughout the region, and they deserve our help and gratitude.”

The school will respond to requests on a case-by-case basis, and this is the latest initiative organised by Rydal Penrhos.

Rydal Penrhos’ design technology department, together with Sixth Form pupil Jamie Lavery, is making protective masks for NHS staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd and other care facilities across the region.

The school is also offering free childcare for critical keyworkers during the coronavirus closure.

Anyone requesting assistance during this trying time regarding accommodation can email Liaison Officer Sarah James at SJames@rydalpenrhos.com.