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Termly iChapel takes on body culture theme for Mental Health Awareness Week

Termly iChapel takes on body culture theme for Mental Health Awareness Week

Rydal Penrhos continued its embrace of the digital age with another special event throughout the Senior School site.

The Reverend Nick Sissons once again hosted a termly iChapel on Friday, May 17, which was based on a theme coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week.

Rev’d Sissons began by highlighting the way looking at your reflection has changed body culture and the effect social media has had on our general perceptions.

Those watching the iChapel then either sang or observed a hymn, before special guest speaker Father Frank Ryan from St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Colwyn Bay also spoke about the changes of body culture throughout time from two venues that included the town’s popular promenade.

He outlined that the body should be seen as a facility that you must get the most out as time moves on, and share it with others around you.

Director of Music Pete Williams, together with Lower Sixth Form duo Zahra Shamsi and Amy Yue, performed a specially wrote song on this specific topic, before Rev’d Sissons’ closing address stated the importance of talking about mental health issues and how even careless comments can be destructive.

The iChapel finished with a prayer read by Rev’d Sissons from Marie Osbourne, and the video was viewed during form periods before the official start of classroom lessons.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: "Our termly iChapels have become very popular in a short space of time, and they provide an alternative way to get important issues across in a more relaxed setting.

"My thanks go to Reverend Sissons for his continued commitment to the project, and to Network and Services manager Gareth Robinson for all his help."

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