A Preparatory School year group enhanced their learning on a classroom topic with a trip to a state-of-the-art Lifeboat Station.
The Year 2 class at Rydal Penrhos travelled to the new RNLI Lifeboat Station in Llandudno on Thursday, June 7, which was arranged by Head of Pre-Prep Gaynor Davies with a view to boosting their overall knowledge on the topic of ‘Island Living’.
The children spent a few hours at the facility being shown the lifeboat and the facilities at the station, and they were also given the opportunity to learn all about the vital role played by the RNLI staff throughout the country.
Volunteers from the school were on hand at the grand opening in November, which also houses the £2.2 million RNLI Shannon-class lifeboat ‘William F Yates’.
The £2.6m station is situated on the Victorian resort's North Shore, and the Year 2 group also got the chance to get a special look at some of the key equipment used day-to-day by both volunteers and full-time staff representing the national organisation.
Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “We are very fortunate to have such a fantastic facility right on our doorstep, and educational trips such as this give each pupil a chance to see first-hand just what goes on at a Lifeboat Station, which is something they may not fully get from reading books in the classroom.
“Hopefully this will enhance their overall learning on their specific topic and on behalf of everyone at Rydal Penrhos I would like to thank everyone at the RNLI’s Llandudno Station for having us and for giving our children a very worthwhile visit.”