Rydal Penrhos: Y8’s Conwy Castle music video lockdown project
August 6, 2020

Year 8 pupils at Rydal Penrhos participated in a special project that enhanced knowledge of a prominent North Wales landmark and boosted their creativity in the process.

The eager learners participated in an online learning activity during the school lockdown, which saw the Rydal Penrhos pupils create their own music video for a track on Conwy Castle.

This was a song written by Director of Music Pete Williams, who discussed in depth just what the song means, the castle’s history and its significance across the region and beyond.

Each pupil worked hard to produce vocals from the comfort of their own home, and they also lent their support to the video thanks to the guidance and direction of English and Drama teacher Fiona Earle.

Their involvement in the video saw the group come up with images of movements relating to either the castle or the lyrics in Mr Williams’ song, and they were then put together to form what was an eye-catching final product.

This was one of many such projects implemented by Rydal Penrhos’ hard-working staff during the lockdown. It hasn’t been an easy time for anyone in the current climate, but activities such as this captured their imaginations, put a strong onus on independent learning and proved to be a significant boost to their overall development.

Staff at Rydal Penrhos deserve a tremendous amount of credit for going above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis.

Their tireless commitment enabled each pupil to continue to get the most out of their education, learn new skills and reach their goals.

We still have a limited number of places remaining for 2020 entry, and anyone that wishes to book a socially distanced tour of the school should email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com, call 01492 530155, or book online at https://rydal.wpengine.com/admissions/open-days-visits/.