Rydal Penrhos Community
First Virtual Chapel conducted by the Reverend Nick Sissons

First Virtual Chapel conducted by the Reverend Nick Sissons

Another first transpired at Rydal Penrhos this week as the school continues to embrace the ever-increasing digital age.

The school held a special virtual Chapel for the very first time on Friday, March 9, which was due to the Memorial Hall being used for this week’s RPS Showstoppers performances.

Conducted by the Reverend Nick Sissons, he began by discussing the meaning behind the Exploration Window situated in the Learning Resource Centre, before channelling his inner Bob Dylan with Director of Music Pete Williams for the hymn Seek ye First the Kingdom of God.

A video from Bill Nye “The Science Guy” on the subject of creation was then shown to coincide with the topic of British Science Week, with special guest Sister Mary Jo from Penmaenmawr also contributed to the virtual chapel to speak on the joy of discovery and the importance of asking questions.

She then discussed three significant events that will be taking place next week; the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York, the World Water Forum and the World Social Forum, which Sister Mary Jo is attending.

The chapel concluded with Rev’d Sissons quoting C.S Elliot’s thoughts on exploration and with a short prayer.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “This was extremely well received by the entire community at our senior school, and hopefully this will be the first of many virtual chapels in the coming weeks and months here at Rydal Penrhos.

“We are thoroughly committed to moving with the digital times for both learning and other areas of school life, and will strive to ensure that this continues to benefit each pupil under our care.”


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