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 in the Ferguson Centre, 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.
We have set up links with Kitooha Primary School and the Development Studies Centre in Mbarara in southwest Uganda. In addition, Rydal Penrhos works with the Methodist Relief and Development Fund and partner organisation Rural Health Promotion and Poverty Alleviation Initiative (RUHEPAI). Pupils travelled to Uganda most recently in 2015. Various events take place throughout the academic year to raise money for the projects.
'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