Rydal Penrhos Gallery: Prep School lockdown quilt project
July 10, 2020

Rydal Penrhos Prep School pupils and their families took part in a special art project during the coronavirus lockdown.

Suzy Morris, who is an art teacher at Rydal Penrhos’ prep and senior sites, tasked each year group with making their own contribution to a Lockdown Quilt, which will be a keepsake to look back on in the years to come.

This received a fantastic response from the Prep School community, with photographs, paintings and sketches surrounding their experiences away from school.

Mrs Morris, said: “The whole of the Prep School from Year 1 to Year 6 were invited to produce a small piece of artwork to represent our time and memories of the lockdown.

“It could be a picture of the NHS, rainbows, home life, their family or something they will remember from this unprecedented time.

“All of the squares will now be assembled into a collaborative lockdown quilt for us all to enjoy on display at Rydal Penrhos Prep School, and I would like to thank everyone for their amazing efforts.”

The entries, which had to be around 15cm x 15cm in diameter, and the teacher has put each entry together to make a colourful and vibrant quilt.

This was just one of many creative and thought-provoking projects implemented by Mrs Morris during the online learning period for both prep and senior school pupils.

Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer socially distanced tours to prospective pupils and their families. For more information email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com/prep@rydalpenrhos.com or book online at https://rydal.wpengine.com/open-days-visits.