Every Prep pupil learning a musical instrument
March 30, 2022

A new initiative at Rydal Penrhos is giving every Prep pupil the opportunity to learn a musical instrument to boost their overall development.

After a period of significant change amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rydal Penrhos pupils with a talent for all things music are getting back down to doing what they love under the expert guidance of staff. Development has continued encouragingly over the last two years despite the uncertainty, and things now look much more promising moving forward with many activities resuming as planned since the start of the academic year.

We have seen the Community Choir re-launched, a Community Wind Band formed, a Four Choirs Concert take place and tonight (Wednesday 30 March), it was the turn of Prep pupils to take the Memorial Hall stage for their annual Spring Concert.

It’s an exciting time throughout the Prep, which is once again a hive of activity with restrictions easing considerably in recent weeks. Pupils are thriving across multiple areas and another initiative with a musical twist is something that’s really hit the ground running thanks to the sterling commitment of staff.

The school recently gave all Prep pupils an opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument. This was implemented to boost overall development and might just ignite a passion not yet discovered in some of the school’s youngest pupils.

Year 1 pupils have been busy learning how to play the chime bars throughout the opening stages of their musical journey, with Year 2 focusing on the trumpet during special sessions with Mrs Sue Hughes.

Year 3 got the chance to hone their ever-improving skills on the keyboard, Year 4 turned their musical attention to the recorder with Mr Pete Williams and Years 5 and 6 are also learning to play the keyboard under the tutelage of Mr Alan McGuinness, a teacher with an exceptional amount of conducting experience.

These new skills will be put to good use during the Prep Spring Concert, which makes a welcome return to the calendar after last year’s event was cancelled due to ongoing restrictions implemented by the Welsh Government.

A huge well done to all our pupils for their ongoing going efforts and also to our amazing staff team at Rydal Penrhos for their tireless dedication to providing an exceptional all-around education.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, emailing admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or registering your interest online.

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