Impressive Karate grading triumph for Camilla
March 1, 2021

Rydal Penrhos Prep School pupil achieves notable Karate grading success.

Although the current restrictions relating to COVID-19 are preventing Rydal Penrhos Prep School pupils from going about their activities and interests in a normal fashion, children are adapting to continue doing what they love despite so much uncertainty around them.

This is something that has been especially evident across Rydal Penrhos over the last year. Pupils have done an incredible job of reacting positively to the “new normal” to not only continue their academic progress on-site and during the school’s thorough online learning provision during the educational lockdowns, but also building additional key skills outside of a classroom environment.

Another fine example of this came from Camilla Simmons, who is a Year 2 pupil at Rydal Penrhos and has been working incredibly hard from the comfort of her own home in the discipline of Karate.

Camilla is a member of Hajime Hiro dojo in Llandudno and has been participating in a comprehensive schedule of fitness and technique-based sessions virtually under the expert guidance of Sensei Rich Prendergast.

These sessions were held over Zoom and something that’s really captured the excitement of Camilla, who was determined to progress despite not being able to attend classes in-person.

The facility is also undertaking assessments in a virtual format, which Camilla decided to take up in pursuit of attaining her Orange Belt in Karate.

After a rousing performance in-front of assessors, the Rydal Penrhos pupil passed her grading with flying colours to become a proud Orange Belt owner.

This represents another significant milestone for Camilla, who enjoys the challenges, comradery, sense of achievement, and the occasional competition of her the online sessions provided by Hajime Hiro dojo.

The pupil has become a much-loved member of the Prep School community thanks to her politeness, boundless enthusiasm and commitment to learning. Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is immensely proud of Camilla and congratulations on another tremendous achievement.


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