Year 6 display resilience to scale Moel Siabod
July 21, 2021

Year 6 pupils at Rydal Penrhos displayed their customary grit and determination during a special outdoor activity before the summer break.

The word “Resilience” has been prevalent across all areas of Rydal Penrhos life during the 2020/21 academic year. Pupils and staff overcame some significant adversity and disruption due to COVID-19 restrictions, which saw the school’s community spirit and exceptional online learning provision ensured that development continued encouragingly thanks to no loss of learning in uncertain times.

Our pupils deserve all the credit in the world for taking everything in their stride. Things might have looked a little bit different in comparison to usual circumstances, but they never let it affect them or their enthusiasm demonstrated on a day-to-day basis.

Year 6 have been a shining example of this, displaying resilience and outstanding application not only to their studies, but also in their extra-curricular activities before making the big move to Year 7 in September.

Their final week as a group saw them participate in some exciting activities to further boost friendships and other vital skills outside of a typical classroom environment. This included making the short trip to Moel Siabod, a picturesque mountain in Snowdonia which sits isolated above the village of Dolwyddelan.

At 872 metres, it is the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. The UK National Mountain Centre, Plas-y-Brenin, is located at the foot of Moel Siabod and pupils were tasked with reaching the summit under the supervision of staff.

This saw Year 6 tackle another significant challenge with a steely will that has been especially evident in recent months, motivating one another when times got tough to ensure they all reached the top for a big celebration!

They now head onto the next stage of their education in Year 7 and the solid foundation built through activities such as this will stand them in good stead ahead of another significant transition.

It was another fantastic occasion for a group of pupils that have given so much to Rydal Penrhos over the years. Well done to all involved and we offer our sincere thanks to the staff that made it happen.


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