More Rydal Penrhos pupils returned to on-site learning on Monday after recent COVID-19 restrictions were lifted by the Welsh Government.
It’s the moment many Rydal Penrhos pupils had been waiting for since the second educational lockdown began. The Welsh Government recently began removing the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 to allow eager learners to make a welcome return to school, which saw stay-at-home guidelines replaced by the stay local message from First Minister Mark Drakeford on Friday 12 March.
Joining Pre-Prep and Pre-School pupils were Years 3 -6 on Monday 15 March, which saw the entire Prep School community come together in a socially distanced and safe environment for the first time this year.
There was plenty of excitement in the air from pupils and staff alike. Their effort during the school’s thorough online learning provision during the lockdown period has been exemplary and will no doubt assure they are ready to hit the ground running now they are back to some semblance of normality.
Another first for 2021 was senior school pupils making their respective journeys into Rydal Penrhos. Years 10-13 were given a warm welcome back by staff and were clearly delighted to see their friends once again.
This is a critical time for each pupil in these particular year groups due to examinations and university preparations. Although teaching staff have provided exceptional support and a comprehensive programme of learning from the comfort of their own homes, there is simply no substitute for face-to-face interaction to further enhance development.
Those in Years 7-9 will remain at home this week for what will hopefully be the final few days of their online learning before making their own anticipated returns on Monday 22 March, which is the last week of the spring term.
Things have not been easy for anybody over the last 12 months. But with COVID-19 cases falling across the country and vaccine distribution continuing at a rapid rate, there is now some light at the end of the tunnel.
Rydal Penrhos has left no stone unturned in its pursuit of providing a safe environment for pupils young and old to thrive at school, which has involved a significant amount of work behind the scenes from senior leadership and support staff.
It has been a lot of hard work and preparation, but seeing lots of smiling faces at both Prep and Senior sites has made it all worthwhile.
We would like to thank pupils, staff and family members for their tireless commitment and adaptability during the latest educational lockdown. Rydal Penrhos is enormously proud of you all.
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