Year 7 pupil Kosi Iwobi is the latest contributor to the Lower School blog, where he takes on the topic of transition to secondary school and how he had found his first year learning within the Rydal Penrhos community.
Moving to Secondary school is not as scary as you think. It is simply better if you come to Rydal Penrhos.
We get different opportunities. We get to learn new languages and about new religions, because Rydal Penrhos is an international school.
We have enrichment where every term you get to try a new extra-curricular activity such as classics, tennis, cricket, fives.
This school will make sure that you come out as the best. When my sister (Chino Iwobi) came here to do her A-levels, she came out with excellent marks.
I also enjoy learning with the teachers. They, unlike a lot of teachers who teach just to get paid, our teachers enjoy helping us learn and want us to get better and that is why we enjoy learning with them.
Also, it is normal to have worries about moving to secondary school. Everyone has them when adapting to a substantial change in their life.
If you do have any worries you have your own peer mentor who will help you settle in the school or you could just ask your teachers who are always ready to help.
Rydal Penrhos is such a good school that I am already looking forward to Year 8.
I will get to go on a Hockey tour to Dublin and Lower School gets a new social base, which is exciting considering it will be like our castle, our own little room to hang out as a year group.