Business as usual for Rydal Penrhos Pre-School children
January 20, 2021

It’s business as usual for Rydal Penrhos Pre-School pupils.

“Staff are continuing to work in close proximity with our Pre-School children and they are not noticing any difference during their fun and enjoyably exciting day of learning.” – Mrs Lucy Davies, Head of Prep School.

Although the majority of Rydal Penrhos pupils are still participating in remote online learning in accordance with the lockdown measures implemented by the Welsh Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, one particular department is able to adopt a “business as usual” approach in the most difficult of times.

The youngest members of the Rydal Penrhos community at Pre-School are still permitted to attend as if the coronavirus didn’t exist, which is a substantial boost to their early development as they look to progress through their education.

Pre-School staff have done an exceptional job of taking every necessary precaution to meet the highest educational and safety standards, which is something that has been prevalent throughout Rydal Penrhos during the pandemic.

Pupils are continuing to wear school uniform every day to keep some semblance of normality, and their timetable is relatively unaltered despite a lack of Coastal School and Swimming on the schedule due to the current climate.

Rydal Penrhos’ hours of operation have been shortened slightly from 8.30am-5.30pm to reduce the risk of any complications, with packed lunches also being brought in by children with catering also not permitted.

This has taken a great deal of planning from the school, which is already bringing some fantastic results within the enthusiastic group that are obviously and gratefully oblivious to the COVID-19 situation across the globe.

Prep School head Lucy Davies, said: “We have fully risk assessed our school environment in line with the upsurge in national COVID cases.

“We doubled the amount of cleaning, fogging and hygiene equipment and all staff are wearing visors inside,  facemasks outside and will social distance from each other.

This has been coupled with a keyworker childcare provision once again, exceptional online learning for all year groups, and it’s clear that Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated teaching staff have pulled out all the stops to ensure that there will be no loss of learning during this uncertain time.

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