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Former Headmaster returns for Rotary Young Writers' competition presentation

Former Headmaster returns for Rotary Young Writers' competition presentation

A familiar face made a welcome return to Rydal Penrhos to attend a special presentation ceremony.

Paul Bendall, a former Headmaster at the Prep School, was a guest at the school’s weekly Celebration Assembly on Friday, June 22 on behalf of the Rotary Club of Colwyn Bay.

He was joined by Rotary President Terry Deakin at the event, where they announced the results from the annual Young Writers’ Competition run by the organisation throughout the region.

The theme this year surrounded ‘A Different Perspective’, with Year 6 tasked with coming up with an imaginative story and featured everything from the life of a table to looking at things through a dog’s eyes during a typical day in a family home.

After each entry was judged by the Rotary panel, Thomas Wale and Isabella Peevor were given the joint-best story honour, with Ella Northcott winning the runner-up prize.

A host of pupils also received a certificate of merit after impressing adjudicators, with Head Girl Cerys Williams, James Mann, Liam Farrell, Elise Mazars and India Livingstone achieving this feat.

Mr Bendall praised the high standard of stories from Rydal Penrhos this year, adding: “The care and effort taken to create each tale was very evident and well done to all involved.”

Thomas, Isabella and Ella also received a special Rotary dictionary as a result of their efforts.

Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “It was an honour to welcome back our former Headmaster Mr Bendall to Rydal Penrhos, and we were delighted to both he and Terry gave up their time to attend our Young Writers’ presentation.

“They were thoroughly impressed with contributions made from our outstanding Year 6 group, and congratulations go to all on their outstanding commitment to the competition.”

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