Year 7 held a special Prep assembly to talk about their first term as Rydal Penrhos Senior School pupils.
Rydal Penrhos is always more than willing to ease the anxiety of those making the step up to a different year group, which gathers pace in the coming months during a busy period for pupils from Pre-School to Sixth Form.
Leaving familiar surroundings for a new classroom or area of the school is exciting, but pupils also feel a sense of nervousness about stepping into the unknown. This bears more significance for pupils in Year 6 who are leaving primary education and moving on to Rydal Penrhos Senior School in September.
Staff are well aware of the strain this can cause and devise a comprehensive transition programme that takes place throughout the academic year to ensure those involved can hit the ground running and become familiarised with their new senior community quickly.
Not only this, but pupils who were in the same situation not so long ago also lend their support. Something that was evident this week when members of Year 7 made the short trip up to the Prep School for a special Assembly on Thursday 1 December.
During the event, pupils spoke about their experiences throughout a busy first term in Year 7, the academic curriculum and the outstanding extra-curricular activities they’ve been participating in over the last few months.
They also discussed the senior lunch and the wide range of nutritious meals on offer, the sporting fixtures and everything in between during a hugely informative session that gave Prep pupils a broader perspective of what to expect when it’s their turn to make the transition.
Thanks so much to the Year 7 pupils for producing such an engaging, enlightening assembly at the Prep. A job well done, indeed!