Pre-School boost numeracy skills during latest Coastal School session
October 4, 2019

Pre-School children at Rydal Penrhos improved their early numeracy skills during their latest outdoor learning session.

The enthusiastic group made the short trip to Colwyn Bay beach for the Coastal School session, which saw them take part in a series of fun-filled activities to boost their learning.

They began by collecting and counting feathers, mussel shells, crab claws and stones, before practicing their writing skills by drawing numbers in the sand.

During their latest visit to the picturesque shoreline, the children also went on a plastic hunt around the area to collect and take away.

On a weekly basis, Pre-School children have the opportunity to participate in the Coastal School scheme, which incorporates topical work from the classroom through various problem-solving methods and testing activities.

Examples of activities include moulding sand to create beach related animals, searching for and investigating different sea life, confidence and relationship building exercises, in addition to general ecology and weather-related tasks.

Prep School Head Lucy Davies, said: “Our Pre-School children get an enormous amount out of their Coastal School sessions, which have proven to be a hugely beneficial tool that enhances their overall development.

“Their enthusiasm is matched by the incredible dedication of our staff team, who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure each child gets the most out of their education here at Rydal Penrhos.”