Rydal Penrhos prep school Christmas charity event
14th December 2015

Staff and parents at a Colwyn Bay school turned into elves for the day in the name of charity.

The festive felines donned their best elf outfits for Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School’s annual Secret Santa initiative, which took place on Tuesday, November 7.

For a small donation pupils entered a Secrets Room where they could pick two gifts of their choosing to give to whomever they wished on Christmas Day, before having them specially wrapped by the school’s resident elves before returning to the classroom.


Pupils also received some finely wrapped reindeer food to leave out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Hundreds of pounds were raised from the event, which will be donated to Rydal Penrhos’ ongoing charity work in Uganda.

Roger McDuff, Preparatory School headmaster, said: “This is something that the parents have been doping for a few years now and the pupils here absolutely love it.



“All presents are donated by parents at the school and the children can give them to either a family member or close friend, and it really gets them into the festive spirit.

“The charity work in Uganda is something that Rydal Penrhos are extremely proud of and we were delighted to contribute to what is a very worthy cause.”

This is the latest in a series of activities at the Prep School before their Christmas break-up on Wednesday, December 16.

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