Rydal Penrhos held a special Christmas Extravaganza for pupils before they headed off on their long-awaited festive break.
The Rydal Penrhos community pulled together to put on a fantastic Christmas Extravaganza for Pre-School to Year 6 pupils before the break, which featured an exciting array of activities to raise funds for two worthy causes in the region. There was plenty of festive spirit throughout the Prep site, which was hugely enjoyable for all in attendance.
Mrs Mary Richardson, who is a Religious Studies and PSHE teacher at the school, organised a group of Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) pupils to run a mini-Christmas Market on the playground, with all proceeds going towards Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice in Conwy and Disability Skiing Wales.
Another valuable contribution came from Pupil Welfare Assistant Miss Sarah James and Senior pupils, who took to the stage in the School Hall for a superb Nativity Play. They were in fine voice throughout the performance, signing plenty of festive carols throughout a very entertaining show.
A small group of Governors and Parents turned into Elves as the Secrets Room made a welcome return to the calendar, where they distributed and wrapped small gifts that were made in Rydal Penrhos’ Design Technology department for the occasion.
And what Christmas Extravaganza would be complete without a visit from Santa himself?!
Father Christmas had a busy afternoon, giving out presents to every single Prep pupil and chatting with them about their plans over the break. Mrs Williams and Mrs Roberts, the school’s trusty secretary and receptionist, played the role of Santa’s assistants.
Mrs Lucy Davies, who is Deputy Principal of Rydal Penrhos, said: “This year, as in 2020, we had to make sure that all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines were followed and we were so glad that we were able to give our pupils such a magical experience.
“Thank you, everyone!”