ONE key area that often gets overlooked during the various lockdowns is the importance of physical health and wellbeing, but staff at a Colwyn Bay school have made a keen effort to ensure this remains at the forefront of everybody’s minds across all year groups.

Teachers at Rydal Penrhos Prep School have taken inspiration from a fitness phenomenon to further aid the children under their care.

During the second educational lockdown that began following the Christmas break, teachers have been delivering a live 30-minute fitness session during the school day that has proved hugely popular with pupils young and old at the Prep School.

The idea came after getting involved in the Joe Wicks workouts during the first lockdown period last spring – which became a national sensation – and they’ve now opted to take on the mantle of delivering their own sessions that pupils can enjoy from the comfort of their own home or in the case of keyworker children, during their time on-site.

The fun fitness sessions take pupils away from their online learning for a brief period to get some vital exercise and have plenty of fun in the process.

This is similar to what is being deployed at the Senior School, with staff putting on health and wellbeing sessions at the end of each weekday that anybody working or learning at Rydal Penrhos can participate in.

Joe Wicks rose to fame as The Body Coach during the first lockdown last year, providing schoolchildren with free fitness classes to keep them healthy and entertaining during a difficult period.