Thanks received for NHS reading for wellbeing boxes
April 19, 2021

Rydal Penrhos has received thanks for a special community initiative before the Easter break.

As Rydal Penrhos gets set for the start of term on Tuesday 20 April, it is a good time to reflect on how the last 12 months have impacted not only those associated with the school, but also the entire globe due to COVID-19.

An unprecedented situation forced staff to adapt quickly and go into a completely different method of learning both remotely through a rich and diverse online provision, in addition to taking every precaution necessary to ensure Rydal Penrhos pupils continue to thrive despite the circumstances on-site.

The school has also been keen to highlight the incredible work being done throughout the community by keyworkers and NHS staff, something that was further reflected in a recent pupil-driven initiative that centred on thanking hospital workers for their exceptional efforts during the pandemic.

A discussion during a Prep School council meeting came up with the idea of producing reading boxes for NHS staff rooms, which saw pupils and their families donate enough books and magazines to fill ten boxes.

These also included some chocolates and hand sanitizer, with each box fogged before being packed into air-tight bags and distributed by current parents who work for the NHS.

The initiative has received an incredibly positive response from those who received the boxes, with thank you messages coming from hospital staff that included this lovely email from a doctor.

“I wish to thank you all for the thoughtful Wellbeing Box. It is a very considerate and loving gesture, which we appreciate greatly.

“After some deliberation, I decided to place the box in the staff Rainbow Wellbeing Room for the NWCTC (North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre – Glan Clwyd Hospital).

“As physicians, we receive all types of feedback, especially in the NHS: good, bad and ugly. This pandemic has been unprecedented in modern living memory and continues to present unique challenges.

“During such a precarious time, it is truly touching to be valued and appreciated by the school, and by the young minds who will be serving our future generations.

“Once more, we are grateful to you and your staff for steering our precious children through this uncertain and at times perilous voyage.”

Things have not been easy for anybody over the last year. NHS staff deserve all the credit in the world for giving their all to ensure the safety and care of people young and old who’ve contracted COVID-19.

At Rydal Penrhos, our pupils are fully aware of the sacrifices being made by keyworkers. Their care, compassion, and commitment to raising funds and awareness have been especially evident during the most troubled times. We are very proud of them all.


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