Writing competition winners announced
April 13, 2022

Rydal Penrhos is thrilled to announce the winners of our special World Book Day writing competition for pupils, parents and staff.

Pupils are working in an increasingly digital age. This is something that was recognised by Rydal Penrhos and resulted in the introduction of free iPads to boost their development in and out of the classroom, which has been a hugely beneficial initiative and enabled our young learners to excel.

However, the school also understands the importance of keeping more traditional methods of teaching and learning in place. Firstly, we know our children and that each and every one of them is different and thrives when they are challenged in their own specific ways, something that is nurtured superbly by Rydal Penrhos’ exceptional teaching staff.

Secondly, the world still requires some of the more traditional educational skills developed over time, and so not to use them while they are with us here at Rydal Penrhos would be to put them at a disadvantage for future education and employment.

Writing remains a core part of our rich and proud ethos. In celebration of the recent World Book Day festivities, Rydal Penrhos’ Language, Literacy and Communications faculty arranged a special writing competition for Senior pupils.

This competition complements the Accelerated Reader initiative, which started last Easter. Key Stage 3 pupils have a weekly lesson in the Watkinson Library where they can select books and read in a comfortable quiet space. Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils have access at lunchtime.

All pupils are encouraged to always have a book in their bag, as regular reading not only improves their ability to access exam papers but also helps with mental health.

We are thrilled to announce the competition winners, congratulations to all!

  • KS3 – Oscar Ellwood
  • KS4 – Orla Williams
  • KS5 – Tristan Martin
  • Parent – Anita Staddon, parent of Vihaan Staddon
  • Staff – Mrs Pyves

Here is Mrs Pyves’ submission, entitled When Hagrid Came to Tea.


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