Prep School summer calendar revealed
March 31, 2021

Rydal Penrhos Prep School is hoping to hold a series of events over the summer term as things get back to some semblance of normality.

The last 12 months have seen almost every single major event on the Rydal Penrhos calendar put on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. Occasions such as Senior School Speech Day, the Christmas Concert and drama productions were either cancelled entirely or held in a virtual format, which was in accordance with social distancing guidelines and with everybody’s safety in mind.

However, with coronavirus cases now at their lowest in quite some time and vaccine rollouts continuing, the Welsh Government’s decision to relax measures sees a brighter future on the horizon. There is now plenty to look forward to and Rydal Penrhos Prep School detailed some upcoming dates for the calendar during the summer term that are sure to bring plenty of excitement.

The school plans to run inter-house sports competitions throughout the term which are yet to be decided, but will likely include cricket and rounders as part of what is always a fun-filled series of events for valuable house points.

Sports Day will also be taking place in accordance with recent guidelines to outdoor sport issued by First Minister Mark Drakeford, with aspiring athletes competing against each other on Tuesday 15 June.

Prep School pupils will take centre stage in the morning, before it’s the turn of senior pupils to showcase their athletic prowess in the afternoon.

Another notable date for the calendar is the annual Prep School production on Wednesday 30 June. Speech Day is scheduled for Tuesday 6 July with the entire Prep and Pre-School community getting deserved recognition for their exceptional dedication during what’s been a difficult academic year of adjustment.

Pre-School and Pre-Prep’s combined Speech Day will take place in the morning, with the Prep occasion set for the afternoon.

These plans are obviously subject to change in the current climate, with the possibility of sailing, skiing and school trips for Years 3-6 also in the pipeline if permissions allow.

Lucy Davies, Head of Rydal Penrhos Prep School, explains more:

“We have plans to restart our curriculum sailing for Years 3-6 as soon as we can next term and continue with skiing after school as soon as the centre is allowed to reopen to schools.

“We have planned bookings for the residential visits for Years 3-6 but, of course, will only move forwards with these when allowed. We also have various class trips planned should the guidance allow.”

The school is adhering to every possible precaution to ensure a safe and happy environment for pupils to thrive. Hopefully, there will be no further complications and the Rydal Penrhos community can enjoy a busy term of academic progress and events before heading off on their summer break.

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