Y6 visit Senior School for Activity Afternoon
December 3, 2019

Rydal Penrhos’ Year 6 group got the opportunity to sample senior school life during an activity-themed event.

The enthusiastic Prep School contingent participated in an integration afternoon on Wednesday, November 27, which is one of a series of visits to Rydal Penrhos during the academic year to assist each pupil with the transition to a new environment.

They were split into two groups, with one taking part in a special Design and Technology session with Deputy Head Phil Sutton and Technician James Bonser.

The group honed their woodwork skills to create a personalised toy, which saw each pupil use the tools and machinery available under supervision within the impressive facility.

Another group headed to the Food Studies department for a cake-making afternoon with Laura Gardener, which produced plenty of tasty treats after all demonstrated their cooking skills throughout.

Prep School Head Lucy Davies, said: “This was an invaluable experience for our Year 6 pupils as they prepare for the next stage of their education within a senior school environment.

“They all had a wonderful time and got the chance to learn new skills, work well both individually and within a group and get a feel for the senior school and the vast opportunities it provides.

“It can be a daunting time for a child moving to new surroundings, and we strive to ensure that their transition is as smooth as possible thanks to organised events like this here at Rydal Penrhos.”