Rydal Penrhos School is actively involved in the following local, national and international causes:
Community Action Days
All pupils undertake volunteer work in the local community such as cleaning gravestones and local rivers and tidying parks and woodland.
Community Tea Party
Held once a month for people over the age of 75 to help relieve isolation, the Colwyn Bay Tea Party had been under threat of closure due to the former host moving away from the area; however Rydal Penrhos School stepped in to organise the event and to secure its future on behalf of the charity Contact the Elderly. Taking place on the last Sunday of every month at St. John’s Church, pupils give up their afternoon to prepare food and entertainment for the event as well as chatting to the ladies over a cup of tea.
Project Uganda and Project Kenya
We have set up a link with 3 schools in Uganda. Mbarara Central High and Eden International are both in the town of Mbarara in South-West Uganda. Citizens High is in a small town near Mbarara. Pupils travelled to Uganda during 2011, with the next trip due in 2013. Various events take place thoughout the academic year to raise money for the projects, including cake sales and a ‘Trash Fashion’ event organised by the Sixth form.
'In February 2010, Rydal Penrhos donated around 10 000 books for the cause'READ International
The reading project was set up in 2004 to provide schools in Tanzania with good quality textbooks. University students from across the country visit schools to pick up unused textbooks in all subjects, which they then send abroad. Fundraising also takes place. In February 2010, Rydal Penrhos donated around 10 000 books for the cause. Visit Read International’s website
Tŷ Gobaith is a children’s hospice run by the charity Hope House. It was opened in 2004 and provides regular periods of respite care to more than 70 terminally ill children and their families living in the North Wales area. Visit Ty Gobaith’s website