Early Years to take part in special coastal activities thanks to hard work of staff member
Preparatory School pupils will benefit from a new initiative thanks to the hard work of a staff member.
Nikki Taylor, who works at Rydal Penrhos’ Early Years department, has recently completed her Level 3 Coastal Leader qualification, which will enable her to lead groups on special activities surrounding beach ecology.
The sessions, which will begin this month, incorporate topical work from the classroom through various problem-solving methods along the picturesque Colwyn Bay coastline, which will test pupils’ creativity, investigative techniques, numeracy and literacy.
Among the examples of the activities scheduled include moulding sand to create beach related animals, searching for and investigating different sea life, confidence and relationship building exercises, in addition to general beach ecology and weather related tasks.
Mrs Taylor officially qualifies for the award in April, with her portfolio ongoing during the year.
Prep School head Roger McDuff, said: “This is an exciting new scheme that is going to benefit our Early Years department considerably, and I would like to congratulate Nicky on all her hard work in achieving this qualification.
“Rydal Penrhos is based in a beautiful part of the world, and we take full advantage of this by ensuring that a significant amount of learning takes place outside of the classroom, which is essential in any child’s learning.”