The ‘Cottage’, as it is affectionately known at St David’ College, has become a place where pupils can pop in for a chat with one of our Chaplains, or simply to sit down and have a cuppa.
Our Chaplaincy Team is expanding with two new people joining us on a part-time basis. We have close partnerships with Llandudno YFC and ‘Glod Camps’, two organisations supporting us, while we give an opportunity for extending school experience to their ’trainees'.
Primarily their roles will be to 'listen' to our pupils. Spud the ‘Jug' will also be on hand and he is usually to be found on someone's knee snoring.
School Chaplain, Rev Tim Hall said: "We do lots of listening and talking to pupils, and the Cottage is a place to come and unwind during a busy school day."
He continued: "We are increasingly hearing about well-being and the mental health of young people and the Cottage is another resource available in school for our pupils to be listened to and feel valued for who they are."
"Our aim is to be open during the working day and for there to be someone on hand to provide that listening ear."
"We are also available for prayer and Bible Study or just answering those searching questions about faith, God and life."
Rev. Tim Hall added: "Kelly and Dave are experienced in holding these kinds of conversation and are an extraordinary asset to the school."
“It's in a relaxing part of the school, and some of the pupils might just want to sit here and read their book for a few minutes, others want to make a cup of tea and chat, and most want to see Spud."
Year 10 pupils will also be volunteering in the chaplaincy which will help them gain their Duke of Edinburgh Award.