Lower Sixth Form pupils take part in two-day Leadership Course
3rd July 2017

Lower Sixth form pupils at Rydal Penrhos took part in a series of activities as part of an ongoing initiative.

The school held its annual Leadership Course over two days for the year group, which took place at a number of different sites in the area on Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday 28.

Day one saw the group split up into different teams and head to Colwyn Bay beach, where they were tasked with three separate tasks including building a raft under the guidance of Head of Sailing Max Todd, sculpting a masterpiece from sand and using materials provided to make a stretcher to carry each team member to the other side.

This was followed by a special teamwork and leadership presentation with Head of Sixth Form Pete Lavery, where they also had the chance to offer their own opinions in a discussion.

The following day saw the ever-exciting ‘Eggciting Challenge’, where the teams tried to create a safe environment for an egg, which would then enable it to float from the top of a building without smashing upon hitting the floor.

Short work was made of a treasure hunt which saw the group take in local areas such as The War Memorial, The Toad Inn, Cayley Promenade and the Rhos on Sea clock, while the afternoon saw a spin-off of the hit invention show Dragon’s Den, in addition to a pool and stepping stone challenge.

The conclusion of the course saw the teams take to stage for the Song Challenge, which produced a number of interesting performances together with some choreography, and they were rewarded for their fine efforts throughout with a barbecue.

This is a course that Rydal Penrhos’ staff put on every year, which allows the Lower Sixth to bond and learn further leadership techniques ahead of their step up in September.

Mr Lavery, said: “Every single pupil worked incredibly hard throughout the two days despite the adverse weather, and they all got stuck in which ensured they got the most out of their experience.”

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