Rydal Penrhos concluded another successful half-term with Rev’d Sissons’ latest Celebration Chapel.
The summer term has been one of great hope across Rydal Penrhos. COVID-19 restrictions have eased considerably over recent weeks to not only allow all year groups to make a welcome return on-site for face-to-face learning, but also to enjoy some semblance of normality in their respective year or class “bubbles”.
Extra-curricular activities have almost all returned, which has allowed staff to put on the school’s rich and diverse options for pupils to thrive outside of the classroom.
It’s been great to have such a positive atmosphere across Rydal Penrhos over the half term after a difficult year for all involved, but we are enormously proud of our teaching staff, pupils and parents for the way they’ve adapted to ensure goals remain altered and academic development progressed encouragingly in difficult circumstances.
Reverend Nick Sissons, who is the school’s Chaplain, brought the curtain down on another successful half term with a virtual Celebration Chapel for the entire Rydal Penrhos community to enjoy.
The chapel began with a prayer from joint-Deputy Head Girl Luiza Gratton, before Rev’d Sissons delivered a virtual introduction from inside St John’s Church, where we hope to welcome everybody back once gathering such as this are permitted by the Welsh Government.
This was followed by Director of Music Pete Williams performing and producing a video of the hymn “Blessed Be Your Name”, with Korey Finch, a leader within the Youth of Christ in Colwyn Bay, providing a moment of reflection with a passage.
Rev’d Sissons went on to praise everyone associated with Rydal Penrhos for their togetherness and spirit throughout the half term.
“Together we have made it through and reached this place of well-deserved rest. We have not done it alone, it has been a joint effort and it’s a great mark of our family spirit within this school.”
The chapel ended with a song by Playing for Change entitled “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”, which features contributions from all over the world and was chosen by Rev’d Sissons as a celebration of all that’s happened and been achieved this term.
On behalf of everyone at Rydal Penrhos, we would like to wish you all a very happy half-term break and look forward to welcoming you all back for what is sure to be an exciting end to the academic year.
Rydal Penrhos Celebration Chapel: 28 May 2021
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