Rydal Penrhos welcomed back all pupils following their well-deserved Easter break.
There has been plenty of disruption throughout the academic year so far. COVID-19 health concerns forced pupils and staff into another period of remote learning to kick off the spring term in January, which brought out the best in the Rydal Penrhos community despite the obvious obstacles in front of everyone.
Staff at Rydal Penrhos put together an outstanding remote provision that was a testament to the school’s exceptional commitment to adapting to an ever-changing climate and the positive response from pupils and family members to ensure that progression remained unaltered was extraordinary, even if the teaching had to alter for a brief period.
Now that cases are falling across the country and vaccine rollouts continue at an encouraging rate, the Welsh Government is gradually relaxing restrictions and this means every year group can make a return to vital face-to-face learning, and hopefully, there will be no further disruptions.
This is something we saw during the final week of the spring term with the re-introduction of Years 7-9, which saw all pupils together in their respective bubbles for the first time in 2021.
It has not been easy for anybody, but there does appear to be some light at the end of the tunnel. The school has arranged some notable events like Sports Day, Speech Day, Concerts and Drama productions that were sorely missed on the summer term calendar last year, which can hopefully take place under strict social distancing measures.
Exciting activities are returning to the school day during extra-curricular sessions, which also sees the Swimming Pool re-open in accordance with regulations.
Forest School, Coastal School, the school’s thriving Combined Cadet Force, Football and much more are available for pupils in addition to a strong academic provision that has brought some incredible examination results in recent years.
The school’s COVID response team are constantly monitoring the situation and reacting quickly to ensure every precaution is taken to ensure pupils continue to thrive in a different environment.
Pupils and staff were greeted with friendly faces of staff who were clearly delighted to see them back on-site, with Reverend Nick Sissons, the school’s Chaplain, putting together a virtual Chapel for Senior and an assembly for Prep to get them off on the right foot.
There was a fantastic buzz across Rydal Penrhos on the morning of Tuesday 20 April. We hope our pupils enjoyed a well-deserved break over the Easter period and wish them a smooth and happy transition back into school.
Senior School Chapel
Prep School Assembly
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