Pre-School children at Rydal Penrhos headed down to the beach for their first Coastal School session of the Lent Term recently.
Rydal Penrhos is fortunate to be situated near some prominent North Wales landmarks and a short distance from the picturesque Colwyn Bay coastline. This gives our pupils a chance to enhance their development outside of a classroom environment, with teaching staff constantly coming up with ways to make the most out of the school’s stunning location within the curriculum, outdoor education and through a rich extra-curricular programme from Pre-School to Sixth Form.
This exciting natural environment focuses on providing a safe outdoor learning experience, one in which children are encouraged to explore, discover, investigate and take suitable risks.
Encouraging discovery is at the heart of a young child’s train of thought. At Rydal Penrhos Pre-School, this is constantly evident and Coastal School offers all the children wonderful opportunities for learning at many levels.
There was an enormous amount of excitement in the air last week as Pre-School children participated in their first Coastal School session of the Lent Term. Under the supervision of staff, the eager group made the short trip down to Colwyn Bay beach for a series of thought-provoking introductory activities that will stand them in good stead for the remainder of the programme.
Throughout their opening session, children were given the chance to explore their surroundings, investigated the various different rocks located across the beach and came up with some impressive creations using items found on the strand-line.
As a reward for their outstanding behaviour and commitment throughout the session, children got the chance to chase some waves coming onto the beach to conclude another hugely successful outing.