Rydal Penrhos Community
School hosts Conwy National Playday scheme

School hosts Conwy National Playday scheme

Rydal Penrhos School welcomed more than 2,000 children for a special event organised by Conwy County Borough Council and a host of other organisations.

The school’s playing fields hosted the 10th annual Conwy Playday, which is run as part of a nationwide initiative.

Those in attendance blew giant bubbles, cooked in a gloop kitchen and helped build a cardboard city to further enhance the ongoing work throughout the community to provide a range of free opportunities for children to play.

Parents were transported back to their childhood and with their youngsters engaged in messy play, helped build a cardboard city, cooked in a gloopy mud kitchen, blew giant bubbles, created works of art and developed craft skills and did much, much more.

Organiser Gareth Stacey said: “The event highlighted that all children have a right to play, and demonstrated you don’t need expensive toys to play, a simple cardboard box can be a car, a den or a space rocket, essentially anything a child can imagine.”

Mayor of Colwyn Bay, councillor Steve Williams added: “It was great fun, I really enjoyed myself, and it all shows youngsters can let rip with their imagination and have a great time, they don’t need computers and tablets to have fun.

“I had fun making damper bread and it took me back to my childhood.”

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