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Year 7 explore Rules as part of Methodist Workshop

Year 7 explore Rules as part of Methodist Workshop

Year 7 pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the opportunity to explore the school’s Methodist links thanks to a special learning initiative.

The group descended on St John’s Church for a Methodist Workshop Afternoon with the Reverend Nick Sissons on Wednesday, February 21.

During the first part of their topic in October, the group looked at the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and produced 95 theses about how they would like to change the world and themselves.

For their latest workshop, they examined Rules and in particular ‘why do we have them and what are they for?’

The event began by playing some games and noticing how important it was to follow the rules; before examining some of our rules surrounding Rydal Penrhos and working out why they had been implemented.

Rev’d Sissons, said: “We decided the rules were usually there to keep us safe, to teach us to respect others and to learn to take on responsibility.

“We then looked at John Wesley's famous Rule for Life, which is set out in the back of the school hymnbook: Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

The session ended by asking what their own rule for life would be, and worked in groups to produce some posters that will be displayed in chapel.

A full gallery from the workshop can be found here

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