School Notes: Week 2 of Winter Lockdown
January 19, 2021

Rydal Penrhos School Notes: Week 2 of Winter Lockdown.

One of the many disappointing things about being plunged into remote learning again is that we had only just finished putting a new display up in the Rydal Penrhos Prep School library.

This display had taken much of last term to plan and gather information and art work together.

It is an amalgamation of the pupils’ thoughts about the first lockdown and promotion of their individuality; the strengths of a community and how we need every individual.

The pupils, young and old, were asked to represent the strongest image of the first lockdown on a small square of paper.

We didn’t influence them but they did influence each other and discussed in earnest what they thought was the iconic image of the lockdown.

So here are the top ten images in ascending order, perhaps you can guess them first!

10. Boris Johnson (!)

9. Toilet paper (!!)

8. Stay safe

7. Keep your distance signs

6. People talking through a window

5. The earth in various guises eg wearing a face covering, hands together

4. The NHS logo

3. A coronavirus cell

2. A person in a face covering

And the number one image is, of course….

1.       A rainbow

Well done children, you pretty well summed up the lockdown from your perspective.

Enjoy the photos of parts of the display; the pupils also painted large pictures of themselves in the style of a famous artist.

We are incredibly proud of our school community and this display shows that children definitely do take a lot in from the world around them.

We look forward to the time when everyone can see the full display in real life rather than through a lens!

I wonder what you would have as your top ten images from the lockdown?

Mrs Lucy Davies

Head of Rydal Penrhos Prep School

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