Year 6 pupils at Rydal Penrhos expanded their horizons during a special visit to a nearby church as part of an ongoing classroom topic.
Getting out and about is a key part of a Rydal Penrhos education. Gaining new experiences outside of the classroom is essential for young learners, especially for those just building the foundations for what is sure to be an exciting and enriching future under the school’s exceptional teaching staff.
Learning by doing in unfamiliar settings is proven to benefit pupils alongside their typical classroom studies. Rydal Penrhos is also fortunate to be situated along the stunning North Wales coast, which is something staff across every year group maximises to its fullest as part of the thriving academic and extra-curricular provision provided.
Year 6 got another opportunity to bolster recently acquired knowledge as part of their ‘Sacred Places‘ topic in Religious Studies. Alongside the school’s Chaplain, the Reverend Dr Rob Beamish, pupils visited Prince’s Drive Baptist Church in Colwyn Bay for an informative session that was well received by everyone in attendance.
During their visit, pupils were able to see how the building had changed by comparing the original church structure to the recently created sanctuary space.
Rev’d Dr Beamish pointed out the important features of the church, in particular the baptistery, explaining how and why it is used. The pupils were able to have a time of quiet in the older part of the building to reflect on how the sacred place made them feel.
When they returned to school, they wrote about their visit, describing their ideas and feelings about the different areas and objects in the church. Well done to Year 6 on their efforts and thanks to the Rev’d Dr Beamish for an outstanding visit.