Prep: Year 3 Pupils at Rydal Penrhos Summit Bryn Euryn and Discover Ancient Local History
September 19, 2023

For Year 3 pupils at Rydal Penrhos, one of the early highlights of this new school year has been their recent excursion to Bryn Euryn.

At Rydal Penrhos, we place great emphasis on imparting knowledge about the rich history and culture of our school’s local area to our pupils. Through various components of our well-crafted curriculum, such as weekly visits to the Forest School and a wide range of outdoor educational experiences, our pupils develop a stronger connection with their local communities and surroundings.

The latest example of this arrives courtesy of Year 3’s expedition. Rydal Penrhos Prep School Middle Leader Mrs Oliver shares her report on a happy and productive afternoon:

“The sun was shining on Wednesday afternoon for Year 3’s walk up to the summit of Bryn Euryn in Rhos on Sea.

“The children have opened the new school year studying the Celts in history lessons and we are very fortunate to have an ancient Celtic settlement less than a mile away from school. 

“The settlement dates back to the 6th century and is thought to have been the seat of Cynlas Goch who ruled the kingdom of Rhos. The children quickly learned why this was a prime hill fort location with the breathtaking panoramic views of the local area. This Celtic tribe could see for miles around from Prestatyn and Rhyl, Llandudno, Anglesey and the down the Conwy valley with the breathtaking Carneddau mountain range behind.

“This vantage point, coupled with the steep natural ramparts and flattened summit made it the perfect spot for a kingdom as well as a great place for some seven and eight year olds to burn off some energy with some free playtime at the top.

“We made a slight detour on our descent to visit the second ancient ruin of the afternoon, Llyn Euryn, the remains of a 15th century Manor House. 

“The children were impeccably behaved; a credit to our school. They skipped up to the 131m summit like seasoned mountain goats with not one complaint or grumble. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all.”

Thank you to Mrs Oliver for her account and well done to Year 3 on a fine day out!