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Early Years pupils take part in first ever Coastal School session at Rydal Penrhos
1st February 2017

Preparatory School pupils got the chance to enhance their learning thanks to a new initiative.

The Early Years group took part in Rydal Penrhos’ first ever Coastal School session on Friday, January 30, after staff member Nikki Taylor achieved her Level Three Coastal Leader award.

The sessions have been designed to incorporate topical work from the classroom through various problem-solving methods along the picturesque Colwyn Bay coastline, which will test pupils’ creativity, investigative techniques, numeracy and literacy.

During the event the pupils spent their time creating sand snowmen using things found on the beach, and also took part in a variety of beach related games.

Mrs Taylor, said: “They used items from the strand line including shells and rocks for the face which they used numeracy skills for and also found bits of seaweed which with their imaginations they used for the hair and scarfs.”

There are plenty of other things planned for upcoming Coastal School sessions, which moulding sand to create beach related animals, searching for and investigating different sea life, confidence and relationship building exercises, in addition to general beach ecology and weather related tasks.

Prep School head Roger McDuff, added: “This is an exciting new scheme that is going to benefit our Early Years department considerably, and I would like to congratulate Nicky on all her hard work in achieving this qualification.

“Rydal Penrhos is based in a beautiful part of the world, and we take full advantage of this by ensuring that a significant amount of learning takes place outside of the classroom, which we feel is essential in any child’s learning.”

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