PSHE: Learning for Life at Rydal Penrhos
November 23, 2021

Rydal Penrhos prepares every pupil not only with an outstanding education, but the school’s PSHE initiative enables them to learn for life.

We are enormously proud of the well-rounded education provided to our fantastic pupils at Rydal Penrhos. This comes through an exceptional academic curriculum and a rich, varied extra-curricular programme that builds key skills and allows each member of the school community to gain new experiences that serve them well throughout their time with us and in later life.

A testament to the school’s ongoing commitment to developing the individual is reflected not only with superb examination results and value-added scores. But it’s also evident in our pupils’ development and progress evident on a daily basis.

Another area of this development that’s been highly beneficial is our PSHE sessions, which have taken a “Learning for Life” theme and give our young learners a broader understanding of important social and topical issues that are also a key part of their day-to-day lives.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education focuses on strengthening the knowledge, skills, and connections to keep children and young people healthy and safe, preparing them for life and work.

The key topics discussed during PSHE sessions at Rydal Penrhos are vast. Issues such as Health and Wellbeing, Substance Abuse Awareness, Relationships and Sex Education are becoming increasingly important in modern society, so providing pupils with a platform to learn and understand these subjects is of critical importance.

Not only this, but the school also covers areas such as Citizenship, possible Career opportunities in specific fields of interest and the best way of attaining them, broadening understanding of Financial Education and money management in higher education and beyond, in addition to First Aid awareness and training.

A new element to PSHE sessions implemented by Rydal Penrhos recently is Enterprise/Entrepreneurship, which gives pupils the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of business with tasks and exciting projects.

One such example came recently with Year 10, who were tasked with devising a business plan to present in a Dragon’s Den type scenario to a panel of respected local business people in order to raise funds for Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice in Conwy.

Preparing the child for the road, not the road for the child. An ethos that’s been prevalent throughout the proud history of Rydal Penrhos and something that continues to be a focal point in 21st Century education.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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