Rydal Penrhos’ Sixth Form pupil leadership team have arranged wellbeing activities for the Senior School community.
One of the main factors behind what makes Rydal Penrhos such an exceptional place to learn is its sense of community. The school is enormously proud of the close-knit family that is evident across both Prep and Senior sites, which allows pupils the freedom to be themselves, feel part of a team and thrive from an educational standpoint.
This is something that has been impacted to a certain extent over the last 12 months by the restrictions implemented by the Welsh Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pupils young and old have been forced into a new normal that includes a comprehensive online learning provision provided by Rydal Penrhos’ incredible teaching staff, which has enabled them to continue with their respective goals despite the current climate making things difficult.
The school’s Sixth Form senior Prefect team have also been at the forefront of pupil wellbeing during the academic year, whether it was on-site or throughout the second educational lockdown. With loneliness and isolation becoming increasingly troubling in young people across the country,
The Year 13 pupils have arranged a series of activities that Senior School pupils are invited to get involved with over the next fortnight and possibly longer depending on the upcoming announcement from First Minister Mark Drakeford on 12 March.
Head Boy Richard Wolfendale, Head Girl Anna Parry-Williams, together with the deputy teams of Cerys Cuddihy, Kevin Farrell, Luiza Gratton and Morgan Kendall are leading the initiative, which begins on 2 March and involves an ongoing quiz every Tuesday and Thursday for pupils to enjoy at the conclusion of their online lessons.
In addition, the Sixth Form leadership team will be hosting a Debate Club on Wednesday, which will give pupils a chance to voice their opinions on a large array of topics relevant to the world and everyday life.
Whether it be physical activity, music, or speech and drama, pupils are continuing to develop key skills and confidence wherever possible from the comfort of their own homes. This will stand them in good stead when they eventually make their welcome return to Rydal Penrhos, which could be in the not-too-distant future.
There is no substitute for face-to-face interaction from a learning perspective and during their social time with friends. Until the time comes when this is permitted, staff and pupils continue to adapt extremely well and find innovative ways to keep the community spirit alive and well.
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