Year 12 Community Action Project proves beneficial
November 28, 2022

A new community action project for Year 12 pupils at Rydal Penrhos is proving highly beneficial for all involved.

Rydal Penrhos remains very proud of its long-standing association with the community. For almost 150 years the school has valued being part of the Colwyn Bay and Conwy county areas and recognises the beauty, safety, adventures and hospitality the location affords, which is the reason behind many of our current families relocating to North Wales.

We are constantly keen on supporting local charities, using local businesses, employing local people and educating local children both fee-paying and those who are Fully Funded. This is accomplished by various initiatives, fundraising events and everything in between during the academic year.

Year 12 pupils have been participating in a new Community Action Project with the Reverend Dr Rob Beamish, Chaplain of Rydal Penrhos. This takes place during one weekly lesson and one extra-curricular session, with some Sixth Formers also going above and beyond to volunteer in their own time.

The scheme has received support from Mrs Rhian Williams, Assistant Principal and Director of Studies, who’s incorporated it into the timetable and encouraged every Year 12 pupil to involve themselves in whatever way possible.

There are a number of initiatives currently taking place within the project. Weekly visits to Merton Place Residential and Nursing Home opposite the Senior School reception are proving popular, with pupils assisting alongside staff with activities and befriending residents during their stays.

The school’s litter picking across the region is now formally registered with Keep Wales Tidy and some pupils are also assisting at the Prep School with extra-curricular clubs, interacting with younger members of the Rydal Penrhos community and assisting with their development at an important time. Sailing instruction and raising money for St David’s Hospice are two other worthwhile things implemented by the project since its inception.

This volunteering also counts towards various levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme for pupils taking part, but everyone is required to support in pursuit of enhancing a sense of involvement and care for their immediate surroundings.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, emailing admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or registering your interest online.

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