Year 1 pupils at Rydal Penrhos participated in a mock Baptism with the Reverend Dr Rob Beamish as part of their topic on belonging.
Enabling our pupils to thrive at Rydal Penrhos both academically and through their wide range of extra-curricular activities is a collective effort. The school’s exceptional staff team is always striving to assist one another in pursuit of the same goal – to ensure each child gets the most out of their education and exceeds expectations on a daily basis.
This is constantly bringing about significant progress from all age groups. While superb examination results and high value-added scores remain the benchmark, it’s watching pupils develop key skills in a safe, happy environment that the school takes equally as much pride in.
Pupils in Reception-Year 2 (Pre-Prep) are just beginning their journey through education. An exciting time of discovery where children are constantly finding out new things and building confidence in and out of the classroom.
Year 1 pupils had the opportunity to enhance their topic on ‘Belonging’, with the school’s Chaplain, the Rev’d Dr Rob Beamish, visiting the class to participate in a Mock Baptism.
Rev’d Dr Beamish explained what it means to be baptised and why it is important to Christians. The children also learned about the symbolism of the candle and water in baptism.
They named the baby Rosie Violet, and the parents and the Godparents were presented with a candle, a certificate, a card and a Bible to round off a very worthwhile exercise for the group before their well-deserved half-term break.
Rev’d Dr Beamish was educated at St John’s College Southsea before being awarded an MA in Theology and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He has a PhD in Theology from King’s College London and is also a qualified teacher.