Rydal Penrhos Prep School runs more than just a Holiday Club. It is a nurturing environment that develops skills away from the classroom, and a prime example of this is a recent activity alongside the care and guidance of teacher Fiona Earle.
There was plenty of excitement in the air as the Head of Rydal Penrhos senior school’s Language, Literacy and Communications faculty brought in a special treat for Holiday Club attendees in the form of the Charlotte Holmes adventure box.
“What is that?” I hear you say. The box has been described as a “seven-day theatrical experience” that has seen its popularity surge during the coronavirus lockdown, and it is created by Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre, The Dukes in Lancaster and theatre producers The Big Tiny.
It is designed as an adventure box with the idea of opening an envelope every day to solve the mysteries encountered by Charlotte, who is depicted as a young girl evacuated to Yorkshire during the second world war.
This proved to be hugely popular with Holiday Club members, and while they did not know it, vital skills were also improved in a fun and relaxed setting.
Elements such as communication and problem-solving were especially needed during the activity, which is sure to stand each pupil in remarkably good stead ahead of the start of the new Prep School academic year in September.
The Holiday Club has proven to be hugely beneficial for Prep children during their time away from their normal diverse and impressive academic and extra-curricular opportunities at Rydal Penrhos.
It was a key component of the school’s exceptional community drive during the lockdown period, and the Holiday Club is action-packed with an extensive programme of activities which the children can experience, and helps assist them with their emotional, physical, social, intellectual, language and creative development.
Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer socially distanced tours to prospective pupils and their families.