Our lad went to Rhoose School and loved it. He always says it was his favourite growing up, so we’re delighted to hear that it’s going from strength to strength.
Wellbeing has always been an important influence on their work and now even more so. Rhoose is fortunate enough to have a beautiful, listed building. “However, this comes with its own challenges, most notably a lack of flexibility and space.”
Last year, with the support of Covid-19 funding, they were able to purchase the first phase of a wellbeing village – the Tipi. This amazing space has become somewhat of a feature in the Rhoose skyline and has instantly given us a far greater opportunity to get the children outdoors and will be used for events – the upcoming street party for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee being the latest example.
And there are new developments! ‘Nurture Pod’ is designed to be a therapeutic space for small group or one to one sessions. It provides a quiet, private space for children to undertake specific therapeutic activities in a gently stimulating environment. As such it has been a most welcome addition to the school site.
“Following the launch of our first container, the next step on our journey to support the development of healthy bodies and minds in our children is ‘Nutrition Pod.’ The second converted shipping container will house a child-friendly kitchen where small groups of pupils will be able to prepare and cook food in a safe environment. The school hope to team up with local businesses and invite chefs in for cooking workshops.”
The school’s aim, before the end of July 2023, is to have our Wellbeing Village up and running. There are many events in the pipeline to support this development, including the Rhoose Platinum Jubilee Street Party being held at the school on Friday 3rd June (follow their social pages for more info), and look out for the GoFundMe page.
The school says, “We want the new Wellbeing Village to extend Rhws Primary School’s standing as a school at the heart of its local community.”
Fontygary Road, Rhoose CF62 3DS
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