Rydal Penrhos held a hugely successful fundraising week for the RNLI, which culminated in a special service just before the half-term break.
Rydal Penrhos is proud to have a close association with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Something the school wanted to continue during the Lent Term after the annual Carol Service was cancelled due to COVID-19 health concerns, which normally raises a significant amount for the maritime charity.
The school put together a series of activities for a special RNLI Fundraising Week over the final few days of half-term, which concluded with a service at St John’s Church where generous donations were made by the Rydal Penrhos community.
A total of £432 was raised.
The service was led by the Rev’d Dr Rob Beamish, Chaplain of Rydal Penrhos, with Peter Weekend and Gary Pittaway attending as representatives of the RNLI.
In addition to the collection, the service was littered with colour thanks to painted pebbles, which were created by Prep and Senior pupils during a project with help from teaching staff Suzy Morris, Letitia Spencer, Louise Devilleforte and Mary Richardson.
It proved to be a memorable week for all involved, which also included a visit from members of the RNLI Conwy and Llandudno water safety team for an assembly that will live long in the memory of Prep pupils. There was even a chance for younger pupils to role play in equipment worn by crew members.
Pupils in Years 3-8 will be participating in the RNLI’s ‘passport to water safety’ award as part of their timetabled sailing lessons later this year, which is a unique element of the curriculum at Rydal Penrhos that benefits our pupils enormously.
We would like to thank the school community for their generous donations and everyone that made our RNLI Week such a success.