Year 12 “Save the Bayeux Tapestry” during wellbeing activity
July 1, 2021

Year 12 pupils at Rydal Penrhos took part in a special history activity as part of the school’s Wellbeing Week.

The subject of wellbeing and children’s mental health is something that’s been at the forefront of everyone’s minds of late. COVID-19, restrictions and educational lockdowns have forced the Rydal Penrhos community into a completely different method of learning at times, which only focused more on the strains of isolation on a pupil’s state of mind in extremely difficult times.

Thankfully, our incredible staff team were always on hand to provide all the support and guidance needed to ensure that not only academic goals remained the same in an ever-changing climate, but they also catered to the personal concerns of pupils under their care.

Further proof of the individualised approach to learning across the school and the benefits it provides.

This was enhanced by the school’s Senior Prefect Team, who organised special events for younger pupils to keep spirits high both online and when they returned to campus during the academic year.

In further recognition of this, Rydal Penrhos held a Wellbeing Week from 21-25 June, which saw various activities take place within the day-to-day timetable.

One fantastic example of this came within the History department, with Mrs Maria Freeman devising a challenge for Year 12 that centred on the Bayeux Tapestry, which is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall that depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.

Mrs Freeman’s “Save the Bayeux Tapestry” brought the best out of Year 12 pupils taking part, who not only had a lot of fun but also got to revise in a different way from what they are normally accustomed to.

In one hour, History A Level pupils had to solve a series of riddles to retrieve the “stolen” artefact, which also improved their communication as well as problem-solving. The group managed to complete the challenge in good time thanks to a fabulous effort.

This innovative approach to wellbeing and learning is something that is prevalent across all areas of school life. Rydal Penrhos endeavours to provide a safe and happy environment where pupils from Pre-School to Sixth Form thrive, which has brought some exceptional examination results, value-added scores, extra-curricular achievements and a close affinity with the school long after they depart.

Just another thing that makes Rydal Penrhos such an incredible place to grow and learn.

Rydal Penrhos’ Save the Bayeux Tapestry Activity


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