Year 5 pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to develop some key life skills during their recent visit to Dangerpoint.
Bringing classroom topics to life is something that forms a key part of the education provided at Rydal Penrhos. Learning from textbooks and digital materials is one thing, but there is no substitute for seeing things for yourself and the school is blessed to have some extraordinary historical landmarks and educational attractions right on our doorstep to achieve this.
This is something our staff team utilise tremendously as part of the curriculum. After a frustrating period due to COVID-19 restrictions, trips and excursions have now fully resumed and Rydal Penrhos is adhering to every possible precaution to ensure the safety of the pupils under our care.
There was a great deal of excitement within a very enthusiastic Year 5 group, who got the opportunity to go on a long-awaited school trip at last. Having been unable to enhance their learning for such a long time, it was brilliant for the pupils to get out of the classroom and learn in an unfamiliar surroundings under the supervision of staff.
It proved to be a very exciting and worthwhile day at DangerPoint North Wales, where pupils worked with the “Dangerpoint Rangers” to tackle different life-like scenarios to discover more about the dangers they may experience in their lives.
This also included how to prevent dangers and the best way to react if anybody came across them. Pupils completed a quiz at the beginning of their visit and filled out another series of questions upon concluding their activities to test how much knowledge had been acquired in just a few hours.
It was a real testament to each pupil’s attentiveness and application throughout the visit that they managed to triple their score from the first quiz. A huge well done to all involved and thanks so much to Dangerpoint staff for making everyone at Rydal Penrhos feel so welcome.