Prep pupils organise ‘I’m a Celeb’ style challenges
November 17, 2020

Rydal Penrhos Prep School pupils have organised some daily challenges surrounding a popular reality television show being hosted by a former pupil.

Some of the youngest members of the Rydal Penrhos community took it upon themselves to arrange a series of activities based on the “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” series that is being held at Gwrych Castle for the first time ever.

This is a venue that holds a special place in the school’s heart, with alumnus Dr Mark Baker at the forefront of a project to restore the Grade I Listed site back to its former glory.

Dr Baker began the project whilst still a pupil at Rydal Penrhos and hosting such a high-profile show is undoubtedly a substantial boost not only to the castle’s profile, but also from a financial perspective.

As part of the Prep School event, Rydal Penrhos’ teaching staff will discuss the sort of challenges taking place at the North Wales landmark, although it’s a little past their bedtime to watch it themselves.

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They will also be taking part in daily mini-challenges themselves in their bubble groups and updates will be posted on the school’s social media channels throughout.

Before Dr Baker’s project began, Gwrych Castle was left to rot for decades.

However, Dr Baker and the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust has worked tirelessly over the last decade to restore prominent rooms and gardens across the picturesque area.

His efforts have received widespread recognition from across the country, which also saw Dr Baker receive the prestigious Point of Light award from former Prime Minister Theresa May in 2019, which honours shining examples of volunteering across the UK.

Among the celebrities involved include record-breaking endurance runner Sir Mo Farrah, Shane Ritchie, journalist Victoria Derbyshire and Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard, which officially aired for the first time this series on Sunday 15 November.


Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer private tours to prospective pupils and their families.

For more information email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or book online at https://rydal.wpengine.com/open-days-visits.