The collection for this year’s Harvest Festival is now underway at Rydal Penrhos, which seeks donations for the Colwyn Bay Food Bank.
Rydal Penrhos has always been proud of its close association with the community. This has formed a core part of the school’s ethos throughout its history, something that continued when Rydal School and Penrhos College merged to become the thriving education establishment it is today.
Pupils of all ages work closely with the school’s staff during community-based initiatives that range from charity fundraising days to volunteering their time to worthy causes.
In addition to this, each academic year two Year 7 and two Year 12 fully-funded places are awarded to bright children, currently in a state school, who live in North Wales and who are financially eligible.
This time of year sees the school come together for an annual Harvest Food Drive, which is once again seeking donations from the Rydal Penrhos family before the half-term break.
There will also be collection trays in both Senior and Prep sections of the school for pupils, parents and staff to leave goods should they wish. Items donated will be distributed to the Colwyn Bay Food Bank by the Reverend Dr Rob Beamish, Chaplain of Rydal Penrhos.
Food can be brought right up until the Harvest Service on Friday 21 October, which will be on display during the end-of-half-term celebration before being transported. This cause is especially important this autumn with the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills making it extremely difficult for families.
We hope that the entire Rydal Penrhos community gets involved in the cause. It would be greatly appreciated.