Rydal Penrhos Prep and Pre-School held a series of exciting activities for World Book Day.
Although things looked a little different this year due to ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19, it did not stop Rydal Penrhos Prep School pupils and staff from lending their support to a global reading initiative.
A host of activities were arranged for World Book Day, which took place on Thursday 4 March and is now in its 24th year after gaining significant momentum since its inception.
This is always one of the highlights of the calendar for pupils, who have gone through their fair share of disruption over the last 12 months with various educational lockdowns and the inability to go about daily routines in a manner to which they were accustomed pre-pandemic.
However, teaching and support staff demonstrated their true versatility within learning once again to devise a series of fun-filled and thought-provoking activities for Pre-School all the way up to Year 6 to mark the occasion.
Pre-School children completed lots of book-related activities and chose their favourite book to take home and read to their family.
The youngest members of the Rydal Penrhos community discussed World Book Day and its importance, with Rapunzel the Princess also paying a special visit to the Pre-School department to read a story to a very excited group.
Pre-Prep pupils from Reception to Year 2 completed their enrollment into the Prep School‘s new Accelerated Reading programme, which is another incredible additional learning tool that allows pupils to set individual goals that centre around comprehension, engaged reading time, and specific reading levels to keep them on the path to future success.
In addition to this, Pre-Prep had fun during lessons with various book-related tasks throughout the day.
Although Prep School (Years 3-6) are still engaging in online learning until restrictions are lifted, the groups still managed to get started on their Accelerated Reader scheme and complete an online “show and tell” to teachers and their classmates about what book they’re currently reading.
The administration team of Susan Williams and Zoe Roberts have been working hard in recent weeks to re-sort more than 2,000 books in the Prep School library, in addition to integrating 200 new books that arrived courtesy of a generous donation from the Rydal Penrhos Society.
These will be implemented into the school’s Oxford Reading Tree scheme.
“We are so excited about eventually being able to fully use our library again!” – Mrs Lucy Davies – Head of Prep School.
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