Y1 & 2 explore sense of sound at Forest School session
September 28, 2020

Year 1 and 2 pupils at Rydal Penrhos Prep School got to explore the topic of sound during their latest outdoor learning activity.

Rydal Penrhos Prep School‘s impressive Forest School site is a key component in aiding pupils’ initial development, providing them with the opportunity to learn useful skills that they do not necessarily learn in the classroom.

The Forest School sessions continue to flourish under strict guidelines in accordance with Welsh Government advice surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

This transition has been smooth thanks to the industry-leading precautions implemented by Prep School head Lucy Davies in a risk assessment that is constantly being updated in an ever-changing climate.

During their latest sessions under the supervision of Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated staff team, Year 1 and 2 worked together and individually on various activities relating to the sense of sound, which was highly enjoyable for each pupil and also provided them with some useful information to take back into their lessons.

There is always a great source of excitement across all year groups for their weekly Forest School sessions, which makes use of Rydal Penrhos’ unique woodland setting to promote an innovative approach to outdoor learning.

The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.

The programme originated in Scandinavia and is underpinned by thorough research into the learning behaviour of children at an early age and how best to develop this.

Forest School focuses on providing a safe, outdoor learning experience where children and young people are encouraged to explore, discover, take suitable risks and learn in a secure area of woodland.


Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer socially distanced tours to prospective pupils and their families.

For more information email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com, call 01492 530155 or book online at https://rydal.wpengine.com/open-days-visits.