Year 1 pupils at Rydal Penrhos enhanced their classroom topic on places of worship during a special trip to St John’s Church.
Getting out and about is a key part of the education provided at Rydal Penrhos. This is something that is back in full swing across all year groups following a period of disruption due to COVID-19 restrictions, which has been welcome in pursuit of aiding the development of each pupil learning at the school.
Gaining new experiences outside of a typical classroom environment is essential for young learners. Especially for those just building the foundations for what is sure to be an exciting and enriching education at Rydal Penrhos.
Year 1 pupils have been spending time discovering more about Christian Places of Worship during their Religious Studies lessons with staff. This also included a special visit to St John’s Church, which is owned by the school and hosts major events such as Services and Concerts throughout the academic year.
Upon arriving at the church, pupils were greeted by the Reverend Dr Rob Beamish, Chaplain of Rydal Penrhos, who took time to discuss the importance of a Christian Church.
This was followed by a special treasure hunt around the building, which centred on identifying different features around the church and their purpose. Something that provoked thoughtful discussion and was thoroughly enjoyed.
Pupils were also amazed to find out that a church is constructed in the shape of a cross, even getting to view a detailed floor plan of St John’s and labelling where the internal features are located to round off a very useful visit.
We would like to thank pupils for their enthusiasm throughout the trip and to Rev’d Dr Beamish for delivering a fantastic session.