Year 2 boost classroom topic on Great Orme visit
June 15, 2022

Year 2 pupils at Rydal Penrhos delved deeper into the unique history of the Great Orme and its inhabitants during a recent educational visit.

Getting out and about is something that benefits Rydal Penrhos pupils of all ages considerably. It forms a big part of the well-rounded education they receive at the school and enables them to learn more about their surroundings in such a stunning part of the world.

Rydal Penrhos is fortunate to be situated within a stone’s throw of the picturesque Colwyn Bay coastline and a short distance away from prominent areas such as Snowdonia, Llandudno, and the Isle of Anglesey. Something our teaching staff put to good use with trips and excursions across a variety of subjects and outdoor education provisions throughout the academic year.

Year 2 got the opportunity to bolster their knowledge about one of the most prominent landmarks along the North Wales coast during a visit to the Great Orme in Llandudno, where they delved deeper into the site’s unique history and the wildlife inhabiting the vast landscape.

The group were led by Orme warden Sally Pidcock, who took pupils on a field trip that centred on fossil hunting and she also provided detailed information about the specific animals and plants residing on the Great Orme during a thoroughly informative session.

This tied in superbly with Year 2’s classroom topics on Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands since he was a geologist/biologist too and discovered how plants and animals adapt to a harsh terrain in order to thrive.

There was even time for pupils to enjoy a packed lunch atop the Great Orme with incredible views and spend some time in the play area before heading back to Rydal Penrhos.

Rydal Penrhos would like to thank Sally and everyone at the Great Orme for a warm welcome. We look forward to visiting you again soon.


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