Year 1 pupils at Rydal Penrhos were named as one of the winners of a special competition organised by the World Wildlife Fund.
Rydal Penrhos understands the importance of keeping more traditional methods of teaching and learning in place despite the ever-changing digital age. 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 the school’s 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.
The school decided to participate in their Winter Mini-Challenge Book review competition, which saw Year 1 get to grips with a popular children’s book before taking part in a series of exciting activities under the supervision of teaching staff.
Each pupil decided on the “Storm” book, which was read both individually and as part of group sessions in class. This was something a little different and also involved writing creative book reviews on what they thought, some illustrations and getting involved in thought-provoking discussions with classmates.
Not only was this a very informative and worthwhile exercise for Year 1, but Rydal Penrhos was also chosen by the WWF as a winning entry thanks to the high quality of submissions from our hard-working pupils.
In recognition of their outstanding dedication throughout the activity, pupils will now get to adopt an animal for Rydal Penrhos from the WWF, which will include an adoption pack and regular updates on its progress in the wild.
On behalf of everyone at Rydal Penrhos, we would like to congratulate Year 1 on their wonderful efforts throughout the competition, something that obviously did not go unnoticed by the WWF!