At Rydal Penrhos School, Morgan Kendall and Lara Pyves, two Year 12 pupils, have been organising events to raise funds for two local carehomes. All proceeds from these activities will go towards Merton Place in Colwyn Bay and Coed Craig, which is situated in Rhos on Sea.
The three activites are a talent show, a quiz, and a sporting event. The Committee will be running a Virtual Talent Show, which involves submitting a video showcasing a particular skill no more than two minutes long. Entries for this close on July 3 at 4pm and can include music, art, drama, acting, animation or “anything in between”. Director of Music Pete Williams, Head of Art Mark Sherrington, and English & Drama teacher Fiona Earle will be judging the submissions.
A Virtual Quiz is also scheduled to take place on June 26 during seeing everyone come together in pursuit of winning the prize for their respective form group. The final event will be a Sponsored Sports Challenge, which will be taking place over the next few weeks, the last of the academic year. This can involve any sport of the participant’s choosing and they must seek sponsors for their efforts.
With the money raised, Merton Place would like to buy an awning or sail that could cover an outdoor space in which, by appointment and once lockdown eases, relatives could visit.
Coed Craig would like to improve their garden facilities, as they can no longer take their residents on outings. They currently have limited garden furniture and would also like to purchase bird feeders, hanging baskets, tubs, planters and flowers to improve their outdoor space. There is also a crowdfunding page where people can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rydal-penrhos-charity-committee.