My first year at Rydal Penrhos senior: Gracie
July 15, 2020

We caught up with members of Year 7 at Rydal Penrhos to find out what they’ve thought of their time in the senior school so far.

Fifth up in this new series is Gracie Tavernor, who is a member of Morgan House at Rydal Penrhos and has been part of the school community since enrolling as a Year 1 pupil back in 2013.

She has taken the stage at the Speech and Drama Comedy Night, achieved qualification to the Urdd National Swimming Gala and contributed significantly to Rydal Penrhos’ Hockey and Netball sides following her successful transition from the Prep School.

How have you found your first year at Rydal Penrhos senior school?

I found my first year at Rydal Penrhos senior school very good. I like all the teachers and lessons.

What are the main differences between primary/prep and senior?

The senior school is freer and there are new types of lessons, such as drama.

How much support did you receive from the staff?

I received plenty of support from the staff.

Have older members of the school community (Sixth Form) been helpful?

The Sixth Form have been very helpful and have been very nice to us. The Peer Mentors have also been very kind and useful too when we need them.

Favourite lessons?

I would say that Drama, Sports and English were my favourite lessons of the year.

Favourite memory?

The Year 7 Christmas Party was absolutely brilliant fun.

How did you find online learning during the coronavirus lockdown?

I found online learning more difficult than usual, but it was okay. I would have much preferred to be in school, though.

Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer socially distanced tours to prospective pupils and their families. For more information email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com, prep@rydalpenrhos.com or book online at https://rydal.wpengine.com/open-days-visits.