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Head's Blog: March 3

Head's Blog: March 3

Welcome to a bumper edition of the Weekly Blog. It has been an action packed week here at our Prep School as we welcomed pupils and staff back from their well-deserved half term break.


We begin with our hard working Stars of the Week, who received their certificates at the weekly Celebration Assembly, which all parents and family members are welcome to attend.

Congratulations to Harrison, Ava, Martha-Rose, Toby, Fflur, Theo, James M, Ella, Ada, Llion, Huw and Ivo on their fine efforts this week.

Our pupils continue to climb the ladder of our spelling challenge, with five moving a step closer to their target after successful assessments.

Well done to Rana, Violet, Keira, Zack and Gracie on their continued success.

Our Year 1 pupils got to learn more about the history of Toys and Games on their trip to Bodelwyddan Castle, where they found out how children entertained themselves before the days of Playstations and iPhones.

This week also saw out three-day Book Fair, where pupils were able to by a number of educational books to enhance their learning.

Year 6 made the short trip down to the senior school this week, where they took part in a familiarisation afternoon to give them a taste of what’s in store in September.

They took part in a pair of fun-filled Modern Foreign Languages and Business Studies sessions, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

We also saw a host of wonderful outfits as part of Thursday's World Book Day celebrations - well done to all for their wonderful costumes which brought the school to life.

A detailed account of events will be on the website next week.


Our pupils have been enormously busy over the last fortnight, and we start with Hattie Maddocks, who turned in another champion effort at the Rodbaston College show in Staffordshire, which means she has qualified for the British Show Pony Winter Championships, which will take place in Lincoln later this year.

Competing in the Working Hunter Pony class, the 10-year-old produced another exceptional display to claim two firsts and four second prizes during the competition, which was enough to see her crowned champion.

Anna Heyes spent six mornings in a French Ski School over the holidays, and after successfully completing an assessment she was able to achieve the étoile de bronze (bronze star) for her efforts – a brilliant performance.

On the subject of skiing, our pupils and staff had a fabulous time on their half term trip to Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, and a full gallery and story will be available on our website next week.

Both Early Years and Reception classes gathered in the school hall on Tuesday, where they took part in a number of Pancake Day races.

Pupils were given a frying pan complete with pancake inside and were given the task of completing a course made up in the hall.

Or patriotic Year 2 class took part in the 16th annual St David’s Day Parade in Colwyn Bay, where they joined more than 800 children from other schools at the march, which brought traffic to a standstill and attracted a large number of onlookers.

Martha-Rose Johnson successfully completed her 50 metre distance award at Cheadle Swimming Pool.

The impressive feat is made even greater by the fact she is just six-years-of-age, and during a chat with me the swim star stated the triumph only took her “a couple of minutes”.

Olivia Newman came away with both the Artist and Singer of the Week awards for her fantastic efforts in both departments over the last five days.

She is the first pupil to ever achieve the double and I would like to congratulate her on her wonderful effort.

Our Year 1 pupil Angus has been a very busy Beaver at his club in Llandudno, and showed us his plethora of badges he has obtained since joining the group in September – wonderful stuff!

Another well done goes to Oscar Sahota, who has completed Stage 1 of the ASA’s Learn to Swim challenge!


A number of our pupils have been “buddies” for our Chinese visitors this week, where they have helped them with everything they need during their four-day integration period with us.

Congratulations to all on representing themselves and Rydal Penrhos in an extremely positive light.


Our pupils were all ears this week as the Year 4 class told a special assembly all about the story of St David.

They told stories of the myths surrounding the patron saint, before taking part in the singing of Welsh Hymns and even got to watch some traditional Welsh dancing – a brilliant morning was had by all.

Thanks for reading, until next week.

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