Rydal Penrhos holds a number of exciting events throughout the academic year across our Prep and Senior sites.
Whether it be in the performing arts, sports fixtures, concerts or charity events, the school is proud to showcase the fantastic facilities that pupils use on a daily basis and how they are progressing in their respective interests.
Below is a small sample of some events scheduled over the spring term, which will be held in accordance with Welsh Government guidelines surrounding COVID-19 and are subject to change.
Rydal Penrhos’ Combined Cadet Force will be taking part in a special presentation by the Queen’s Dragoon Guards, who are the CCF’s sponsored regiment.
Cadets will be put through their paces by QDG representatives, which is part of their ongoing development and training within a provision that’s gone from strength to strength since its inception.
We warmly invite you to attend our Assessment Day, which is for all year groups and will take place on Saturday 22 January 2022 from 9am.
This is for any child looking to join Rydal Penrhos for September 2022 entry and the Assessment Day will all be conducted with consideration of COVID-19 safety protocols at the time.
Representatives from Student Finance Wales will be visiting Rydal Penrhos to speak with Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form) pupils. The school prides itself on exceptional preparation for the next step, which could be university, apprenticeships, GAP years or the working world.
SFW representatives will be talking about managing finances and budgeting once pupils become more independent upon leaving school, providing our Sixth Formers with useful information about a milestone transition in their lives.
The school’s Combined Cadet Force initiative will be heading off for a Cadet Cambrian Patrol Practice Weekend, which is sure to be another highly beneficial experience for all involved.
Under the supervision of staff, cadets will take part in a series of exciting activities to improve vital life skills such as communication, working within a team, taking the initiative, and working to deadlines in pursuit of the same goal.
Rydal Penrhos’ first XV rugby team will be taking the field for a competitive fixture against Cheadle Hulme School.
The school extended rugby fixtures into the spring term due to pupils missing so much activity over the last two years due to COVID-19, with Executive Principal John Waszek taking over first-team training during this period.
This will be on top of the school’s Rugby 7s calendar and is also set to include some 10-a-side games.
Rydal Penrhos will be honoured to welcome a survivor of the Holocaust during World War II, which remains one of the most traumatic events in human history.
The visitor is set to speak about her own experiences, before taking part in a question and answer session with staff and pupils in attendance.
Aspiring netballers conclude a busy half-term of fixtures with competitive games against Liverpool College.
Pupils have been developing their skills encouragingly under the guidance of the school’s coaching staff, with training sessions, matches and conditioning work all being undertaken on a weekly basis.
The National Pool Lifeguard qualification is available to all Rydal Penrhos staff and Sixth Form (Key Stage 5) pupils over 16 years of age.
This provides pupils with a coveted qualification should they wish to pursue summer work in the leisure industry, which is another fine example of the school covering all bases when it comes to their future.