A group of Preparatory School pupils braved the cold conditions to boost their learning as part of an ongoing outdoor education initiative.
The enthusiastic Year 3 contingent dressed in their warmest clothes for their latest Forest School session on Wednesday, January 30, which was held under the expert support and guidance of programme co-ordinator Jude Pyves and other staff members.
Their main task throughout the morning was to create bird feeders using an orange, where they removed – and ate – the contents before shaping the skin into a strong base for the end product.
This was followed by putting various tasty treats into their respective feeders, which included lard, mealworms, seeds and Cheerios cereal pieces.
Each pupil then carefully inserted string around their creation before hanging it on trees around the Coed y Plant facility.
As a reward for their fantastic efforts, the group enjoyed a hot chocolate and cookies, and there was was even time for a snowball fight before they headed back in to the warmer confines of their classroom.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Mrs Pyves was absolutely thrilled with the determination and attitude of our Year 3 group during the morning in very cold conditions, and there was barely a mention of cold hands throughout!
“They are a fantastic bunch that get the most out of every experience afforded to them here at Rydal Penrhos, something that has greatly aided their overall development.”