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FEATURE: Elinor's rise from Reception class pupil to Jesus College Oxford offer

FEATURE: Elinor's rise from Reception class pupil to Jesus College Oxford offer

After securing an offer to Jesus College Oxford to study French, we take a look at the rise of Elinor Davies from Reception pupil to her recent success in a special feature.

The Davies family have left a lasting legacy on Rydal Penrhos thanks to the sterling work of Elinor, Hannah and Catherine, in addition to the exceptional work put in at the Prep School by teacher Gaynor.

Elinor began her life at the school as a Reception pupil in 2006, and her 12-year time at Rydal Penrhos is littered with notable milestones and exceptional achievements that reflect both her academic prowess and ability to thrive across a wealth of co-curricular activities.

Her final year at the school has been filled with notable milestones, which began with a journalism work experience week with Communications Assistant Dean Jones and her appointment as a Prefect following a successful application process.

During the five days, Elinor got a crash course in all things related to the profession, while also getting the opportunity to interview high-profile chef Bryn Williams for an article.

This was swiftly followed by the creation of Rydal Penrhos’ school newspaper The RePorter, where Elinor and Ben Gibson were key in the creation of the title and assumed the editorial role to oversee work submitted by a wide range of pupils across a number of age groups.

The paper has become a huge success and is yet another example of pupil-led initiatives that receive the backing and full support of dedicated staff operating at the site.

Her sporting exploits saw Elinor qualify for national athletics finals, contribute significantly to the school’s senior Hockey and Netball squads, and she is also a two-time winner of the coveted Derbyshire Shield for Girls’ Sport.

If that was not enough, Elinor also appeared on stage during the sensational Dramatic Society production of Annie the Musical in 2017, and her academic commitment saw her achieve some exceptional A-level results last summer with an A* mark in Business and A grades in French, History and Home Economics (AS Level).

She has also been doing some good for a very worthy cause during her gap year, with Elinor recently taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon in memory of her grandfather alongside other family members to raise a total of £3,355.01 for Cancer Research UK.

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