Year 9 praised for early progress during football sessions
November 25, 2020

An enthusiastic year group at Rydal Penrhos have been praised for the initial efforts during a popular enrichment activity.

Embracing the Beautiful Game at Rydal Penrhos.

At a time when so many social and activity-based pursuits are restricted our Year 9’s are absolutely loving their extra-curricular football, held on Monday afternoons.

Led by Dean Jones, who is the school’s Communications Manager and a qualified coach, he says: “They’ve been really attentive over their first two sessions and I am already starting to see some real progress.

“We are working with in-game situational methods under strict COVID-19 guidelines rather than your stereotypical team drills. Integrating various stipulations that are designed to improve specific areas such as passing, movement and space awareness really gets each pupil thinking and improves their communication in the process.

“They’ve taken everything on board impressively so far, having a lot of fun and learning plenty in the process.”

The coaching sessions are being held in accordance with the Football Association of Wales guidelines surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Rydal Penrhos has been at the forefront of COVID-19 precautions that enables each pupil to continue receiving the best education possible during an unprecedented period of disruption.

This has seen normal lessons take place under lockdown restrictions on two occasions this year and although Rydal Penrhos is not yet authorised to hold sporting fixtures, there is still plenty to enjoy in the form of hockey, football, and outdoor education.

Rydal Penrhos has also resumed swimming sessions under strict safety measures, which is another significant boost for both Prep and Senior pupils.

All pupils from Pre-School through to Year 9 will receive a weekly swimming lesson as part of recent curriculum changes implemented.


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

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