Rydal Penrhos Community
Year 7 & 8 continue community work at Gwrych Castle

Year 7 & 8 continue community work at Gwrych Castle

A group of selfless Rydal Penrhos pupils have continued their work at a prominent castle that is in the process of restoration.

The Year 8 group were joined by Year 7 in their continued efforts to clean-up the areas around Gwrych Castle, which is Grade I Listed site that is currently being restored to its former glory thanks to the trust set up by Dr Mark Baker, who is a former pupil of the school.

During their most recent visit on Wednesday, March 14, the hard-working pupils managed to spend some time filling in the pathways leading up to the main site, and stored the excess chipping in purpose-built containers that will be used in future visits.

The impressive structure had been left to rot for decades, but the Trust, which comprises of 65 volunteers and was formed in 1997, has restored the impressive Gardener’s Tower and they lit the stove and main fireplace for the first time in 100 years last year.

This is the latest in a series of visits to the castle throughout the term, which is part of Rydal Penrhos’ ongoing community outreach programme across North Wales during the academic year.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, who once again led the group, said: “It was fantastic to have some of our Year 7 with us to aid on the project, which has been a great way for each pupil involved to help in a small way to the ongoing project being run by Dr Baker at the castle.

“We are immensely proud of our community links here at Rydal Penrhos, and the efforts being made by the younger members of the school community to continue this fine tradition will ensure its success long into the future.”

 

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