A Terrific Term Ahead: Rydal Penrhos Previews Trinity Term 2024
April 8, 2024

Ahead of the final term of the academic year, Rydal Penrhos previews six key events in the run-up to May half-term.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Trinity Term at Rydal Penrhos, the final third of the academic year that leads us into the summer holidays and a new beginning in September. Judging by Lent Term, this new term has plenty to live up to.

The ten weeks of teaching between January and the end of March saw out pupils make the most of every moment, from the historic classrooms of Old House to the hockey pitches of Cardiff.

Trinity Term will bring with it a whole new range of opportunities, but also the chance to celebrate and reflect upon our pupils’ accomplishments in academics, sports, and extracurricular pursuits.

In anticipation of all we have in store over the term ahead, we preview six fantastic events we can look forward to before the half-term break.

Year 3, 4 and 5 Residential (Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 April)

Rydal Penrhos recognises the confidence and independence children of this age can gain from such trips and is excited to once again offer an enriching residential experience.

During the first week of term, Years 3 to 5 pupils will journey to Ilam Hall in the heart of the Peak District for a two-night stay at a 17th Century gothic manor, surrounded by 84 acres of National Trust parkland and near the beauty of Dovedale.

Activities include exploring Trentham Monkey Forest, participating in orienteering and archery, and tackling outdoor pursuits at Conkers Outdoor Centre.

Another great example of learning outside the classroom at Rydal Penrhos!

Year 6 Into 7 Transition Day (Tuesday 16 April)

As part of ongoing efforts to provide outstanding pastoral care, Rydal Penrhos is committed to a seamless transition for pupils moving to the Senior School.

Transition days are a key part of this, and last term’s event proved highly successful.

Across a whole day on the Senior site, pupils explored the school’s broad curriculum, from hands-on Art and Design Technology sessions to fascinating History and Science lessons.

For parents and carers still seeking the ideal secondary school for their child in September, there is still time to be a part of our next transition day. Simply contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com to enquire today and begin your introduction to our school.

Whole School Spring Concert (Wednesday 17 April)

Music holds a significant place in Rydal Penrhos School’s history and heritage, however our Whole School Spring Concert will be all about the future, as we showcase the promising musical talents of tomorrow.

Embracing our one-school spirit, this year’s concert will feature performances from pupils aged five to eighteen; something that will likely bring with it a diverse array of musical styles and genres.

Whether you are a fan of classical compositions or the modern classics, this event promises an enjoyable evening of music, and more importantly an opportunity to support our exceptional pupils.

Senior Colours Awards (Thursday 25 April)

Colours Awards at Rydal Penrhos School recognise the achievements of our Senior pupils beyond the classroom, whether that be in a sport or extracurricular pursuit.

This year has been particularly exceptional across all fronts. Notably, the school clinched national hockey honours in Cardiff, while Sixth Form pupils engaged in a valuable The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award practice weekend in Snowdonia.

The upcoming Colours Awards ceremony will celebrate all these accomplishments, providing a stage and spotlight for both the major victories and smaller triumphs of the year.

Payne Week (Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May)

House Days at Rydal Penrhos, honouring the four Senior Houses of Osborn, Morgan, Payne, and Wesley, have long been a cherished tradition.

This year, Rydal Penrhos has expanded upon this tradition, with ‘House Weeks’ offering a broad range of inter-house events and activities.

From Inter-House Table Tennis during Morgan Week to the recent ‘RPS Got Talent’ and relay race during Wesley Week, our pupils have had plenty of opportunities for fun, engaging competition.

We expect that Payne Week will be just as memorable and exciting experience for all involved.

Sports Day (Friday 24 May)

One of the most special days on the school calendar, Sports Day unites all parts of our school community to revel in the joy of competition and camaraderie.

This day not only showcases the individual athletic abilities of our pupils, but also highlights their collective determination to secure victory for their respective house. With the Prep and Senior House Cup competitions intensifying, Sports Day will be vital in the pursuit of first place.

As in previous years, we warmly invite parents and carers to join in the festivities. Their enthusiasm always adds an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather!