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Host of activities planned as Rydal Penrhos lends support to National Boarding Week
15th June 2017

A host of activities have been planned over the coming days as Rydal Penrhos lends its support to a nationwide boarding initiative.

As part of National Boarding Week, which takes place from June 19-25, staff at the school have come up with a number of fun-filled and challenging events for all year groups to take part in.

The festivities will begin on Sunday, when all pupils are staff are invited to the Plateau for 10.30am to take part in a mystery activity in aid of the Jo Cox Foundation, which was set-up to channel the energy and determination generated by the former MP’s life and untimely death into practical efforts to advance the causes she championed.

Monday (7pm) will see a number of teams descend on the school’s Swimming Pool for the inaugural inflatable obstacle course relay.

The series of races will take place on Rydal Penrhos’ inflatable assault course, with teams of five battling it out for bragging rights.

There are rumours of a staff team being formed who are also gunning for the crown!

Budding quiz stars will take centre stage on Tuesday (4.25pm) for Rydal Penrhos’ version of the ITV hit show The Chase, where teams will be looking to get one over on staff in the hope of reaching the final on Thursday.

All five boarding houses have already entered, and teams of three are being invited to apply and nominate the member of staff you would like to challenge.

Wednesday will see cake enthusiasts learn their fate at the Great Rydal Penrhos Bake Off, where pairs will create some tasty treats to be judged by Head of Food and Nutrition Lynne Williams and our resident Paul Hollywood, Mike Farnell.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “We are very proud to associate ourselves with National Boarding Week, which highlights just how beneficial boarding can been for a child’s education.

“At Rydal Penrhos we offer our boarding pupils every opportunity to thrive in a variety of different situations, something that aids their development considerably.”

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