Gwyn bakes cakes for hospital workers for DofE volunteering
January 21, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupil bakes cakes for hospital workers as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering.

A Rydal Penrhos Senior School pupil has been keeping hospital workers fuelled during the recent coronavirus pandemic spike as part of his volunteering for a popular national scheme.

Gwyn Davies, who is a Year 10 pupil at the school, is currently in the process of pursuing his Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. With current COVID-19 restrictions making things difficult for pupils to complete tasks and expeditions in their usual format, they have been coming up with new and innovative ways to make a difference across the community from the safety of their own home.

During time away from his online learning Gwyn has used a portion of his volunteering module to bake cakes for workers at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, which have been incredibly well-received by staff.

The school received a message of thanks from Carly – who is a shift co-ordinator at the hospital – who wanted to pass on gratitude on behalf of staff for the selfless gesture from Gwyn that meant a great deal.

She said: “It was so thoughtful and most appreciated.

“It’s so important for positive stories in these times and for young people in general to get the recognition they rightfully deserve.”

Dr Jim Lewis, Duke of Edinburgh programme coordinator at Rydal Penrhos, and Executive Principal John Waszek were both thrilled with the news surrounding Gwyn’s cake-baking, which is the latest in a series of community-based efforts that pupils have achieved over the last year throughout COVID-19.

This has included fundraising for worthy causes in the region and beyond, making PPE for critical keyworker facilities during the first lockdown and special charity days during the autumn term whilst on-site.

Well done Gwyn keep up the good work! We are proud of you.

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