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Emotions run high at annual Wesley Day festivities

Emotions run high at annual Wesley Day festivities

Emotions were running high at this year’s Wesley Day at Rydal Penrhos.

One of the most prominent dates on the calendar brought with it special significance this year, with Wesley staff and pupils unveiling a special bench in memory of much-loved teacher and historian Rob Tickner on Friday, March 10.

Funds for the bench were raised both from last year’s Wesley House Day and Modern Foreign Languages Week, which were two areas of the school that Mr Tickner was heavily involved in.

The memorial will be placed on New Field where the former teacher, who spent 32 years at Rydal Penrhos, was a frequent visitors to view rugby and cricket matches.

In addition to the unveiling, there was also a cake sale held at morning break, and pupils also competed for bragging rights at the annual Wesley Day Race.

The course, which takes a full lap of the main campus, is held in relay format and after an extremely close finish it was fitting that Wesley won the race thanks to the efforts of brothers Jack and Will Sissons, together with Mollie Smithfield.

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