A wonderful whole school effort from the Rydal Penrhos community raised hundreds of pounds from a recent fundraising event in aid of a children’s mental health charity.
Prep and Senior School pupils at Rydal Penrhos lent their support to Hello Yellow Day, which was held in support of Young Minds UK, is the latest initiative helping those less fortunate organised by the incredible staff team at both learning facilities and the Sixth Form Charity Committee led by Morgan Kendall and Lara Pyves.
Pupils from Pre-School to Sixth Form came into school dressed in one item of yellow attire, with some even coming in clothing that was completely yellow. This was something that staff also got involved with, which is always a source of great excitement at the Prep.
There were a host of exciting activities for pupils to participate in during form time within their respective bubbles, which also included a blindfold art competition that brought some interesting final designs!
After a fantastic effort that is further reflective of the ‘one school’ ethos between Prep and Senior at Rydal Penrhos, a total sum of £671 was raised despite the change in format from a normal charity day due to social distancing measures surrounding COVID-19 health concerns.
The school raised thousands from similar collective events between Prep and Senior during the previous academic year, which has provided much-needed funds for regional and national causes.
Rydal Penrhos has a rich and proud history of fundraising for worthy causes throughout the region and beyond. The school is proud of its community involvement, which was further evident with the extraordinary efforts to help those in need during the first coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
This included a PPE project that created thousands of protective masks for NHS staff and keyworker facilities, opening boarding accommodation for critical keyworkers and holding keyworker childcare not only for Rydal Penrhos parents, but also the wider community.
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