Incoming Lower School pupils got the chance to sample life at Rydal Penrhos’ senior site at an annual familiarisation event.
The school held a Year 7 Induction Day on Wednesday, July 3, which saw the group spend the day around the site and participate in academic and co-curricular activities in readiness for their September start.
Head of Lower School Gabriella Murphy kicked-off proceedings with a welcoming address to the group, before they were split and taken on a short tour of Rydal Penrhos with Sixth Form pupils.
This was followed by a brief assembly at St John’s Church which featured addresses from the Reverend Nick Sissons and Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, and this was followed by a form session that saw each pupil receive their Pupil Profile booklets that are to be completed over the summer holidays.
After break, Head of Mathematics Rhian Williams gathered the contingent in the Carnegie Room to outline a Maths treasure hunt around the site to further acclimatise themselves with their new surroundings.
Following completion of the hunt, they were taken to the recently renovated Dining Hall for their first taste of the Senior School’s catering provision provided by Holroyd Howe, which proved to be another big hit with those in attendance.
The pupils then spent the afternoon with Head of Physical Education Nicky Head and other staff on the Astro for an afternoon of team-building games, and the Induction Day concluded with a question and answer session with Mrs Murphy and Mrs Head.
Mrs Harding, said: “It was another very worthwhile experience for our incoming Year 7 group, who got on extremely well and formed friendship foundations that are going to stand them in enormously good stead throughout their journey here at Rydal Penrhos.”