Rydal Penrhos pupils hit the slopes as part of their weekly Ski Club once restrictions were lifted by the Welsh Government.
One of the highlights of a difficult academic year of disruption was to see our pupils getting back to on-site learning and throwing themselves into the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities available at Rydal Penrhos. Although the school produced an exceptional online learning provision during the second educational lockdown, there is nothing quite like face-to-face teaching and the benefits it provides.
The school strives to make the most of its incredible location on the North Wales coast, something that’s formed a key component of Rydal Penrhos’ success throughout history.
This not only includes the picturesque landscapes, but also the superb facilities and specialist centres throughout the region to maximise our pupils’ potential across a wide range of different interests.
An extremely popular activity that pupils love is the Ski Club, which made a triumphant return to the calendar once it was safe to do so and in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.
As you can imagine, this brought a great deal of excitement from our eager young skiers, who took part in weekly sessions at the Llandudno Snowsports Centre to further hone their skills under the supervision of coaches and Rydal Penrhos staff.
Skiing is a unique opportunity offered by the school. The programme has brought about some outstanding achievements since its inception, which includes plenty of Welsh Schools’ Championships and pupils who’ve even secured recognition at British standard.
The latest accolades arrived at the North Wales Skiing Championships recently, with Chay Bonnington and Cameron Payne securing first places in the U18 and U14 boys’ categories and the duo of August Ball-Iverson and Clarence Chasteau came second and third respectively in the U16 and U14 unregistered boys’ competitions.
Ski Club members are looking to follow in their footsteps as they progress through their education at Rydal Penrhos. Year 4 teacher and sports coach Jamie McLeod put together a special video detailing the benefits of the initiative, which includes a word that’s been prevalent across the school over the last 17 months: Resilience.
Seeing our pupils with smiles on their faces and testing their limits has been heart-warming to witness over the summer term. Hopefully, this is a trend that can continue long into the future over the next academic year and beyond.
Rydal Penrhos Ski Club video
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