Rydal Penrhos Community
Year 8 take part in Tibet Workshop led by Sixth Formers

Year 8 take part in Tibet Workshop led by Sixth Formers

A Lower School year group expanded their knowledge with a group of Sixth Formers regarding a recent landmark trip put on by the school at a special event.

The Year 8 contingent descended on the newly refurbished Sixth Form Ferguson Centre on Wednesday, February 13, where they took part in a Tibet-themed workshop.

This particular educational initiative was primarily run by older members of the Rydal Penrhos community, who spent time in the region last summer as part of the school’s inaugural charity mission to India.

Deputy Head Boy Miles Poller, Ethan Davies, Arend Franssens, Abhishek Bathula, Jacob Heaton-Rue and William Stewart spoke about their own individual experiences during the trip, what they got out of it and how they reflected on their unforgettable experience upon their return.

The Reverend Nick Sissons and Head of Lower School Gabriella Murphy, who were also part of the mission, were also in attendance at the workshop and explored in-depth the geographical history and politics surrounding Tibet with the enthusiastic group, using their mobile phones and tablets to acquire more information via a special app.

Rev’d Sissons, said: “I was really impressed with the way the pupils spoke and shared personal experience.

“The Year 8s were engaged and asked some very perceptive questions.”

This is the latest in a series of pupil-led learning schemes implemented throughout Rydal Penrhos throughout the academic year, which improve public speaking, heighten leadership and communication qualities, in addition to providing younger pupils with first-hand accounts of what they can do during the remainder of their time at the school.

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