Rydal Penrhos: Mrs Davies’ daily blog – half term
June 1, 2020

Rydal Penrhos Daily Notes: Days 44-48

Up to May 29 at Rydal Penrhos school’s keyworker childcare provision during the coronavirus pandemic – averaging 12 pupils and 7 staff per day.

Well, this is a bit different, not actually daily notes but weekly ones! And four photographs…what’s going on?!

It’s been an incredibly sunny week for our lockdown half-term holiday.

The keyworker pupils have continued to need our provision at school and our teachers have continued to willingly volunteer time from their holidays to come in and provide care and activities for these children.

It has proven to be a wonderful break from remote learning and on-screen lessons and a wide range of imaginative, active and creative activities have been undertaken.

Teachers have unearthed those long-forgotten toys and given them a new lease of life; who knew that crystal dragons could fly around playgrounds and settle in hedges with such a high level of mastery!

Farm animals, taken from under beds and reinvented into 2020 scenarios and the ever-popular lego presenting challenges for tidying up as it has done for decades!

Back to lessons on Monday, albeit remotely, but excited to ‘see’ our pupils again and find out what they’ve been up to our the past week.

I suspect a lot of outside activities have been happening during the sunniest Whitsun holiday on record – ironic isn’t it that our holidays in the sun have been spent within a five-mile radius of home.

Lucky we live in such a beautiful place!

Mrs Lucy Davies

Head of Rydal Penrhos Prep School