A host of activities were held last week as Rydal Penrhos lent its support to a nationwide initiative.
The school participated in the annual National Boarding Week campaign, which is organised by the Boarding Schools’ Association and ran from June 18-24.
The festivities began with a Big Boarding Sponsored Walk in aid of Barnardo’s, before teams descended on the swimming pool for the highly entertaining Inter-Boarding House Inflatable obstacle race.
A large group rose early to take part in the Move a Mile Boarding Challenge on Tuesday and Thursday, and the Swim a Mile Challenge took place on Wednesday.
The Boarding Cake Decorating competition saw each house come up with some fantastic designs, with Netherton eventually emerging victorious for their cuddly creature complete with candy floss fur and marshmallow body.
Hathaway finished second with their Welsh dragon piece, with Edwards’ Panda and Beecholme’s hybrid mongrel rounding off the placings.
Year 5 pupils Daisy Yates, Freya Berklay, Grace Watkins, Fflur Pierce and Keira Luke spent the night at the girls’ boarding house as part of the nationwide Big Sleepover, and Netherton made it a double for the week by claiming the Taskmaster Boarding Challenge title after a closely fought competition throughout.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “It was fantastic to see both boarding and day pupils really get into the spirit of National Boarding Week, which highlights the fantastic work here at Rydal Penrhos at other schools across the country.
“We are very proud of our boarding heritage and the benefits this brings to each pupil that is given the opportunity to live and learn at Rydal Penrhos, and we were honoured to support such a worthwhile event organised by the BSA.”