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Former pupil Alex Farnell gives talk on Economics at latest Academic Scholar session

Former pupil Alex Farnell gives talk on Economics at latest Academic Scholar session

Alex Farnell during his final year at Rydal Penrhos

Academic Scholars at Rydal Penrhos were visited by a former pupil as part of their latest seminar.

Alex Farnell, who left the school in 2014, gave a special talk to the group on Tuesday, September 26 surrounding the economic impact of building a stadium throughout a community.

During the talk Alex went through the benefits of stadiums from an economic standpoint, which featured whether such a venture increases revenue in a specific area in addition to financial implications during the construction phase.

He also drew on the example of the Liberty Stadium, home of Premier League football side Swansea City, and how the 21,000-seater ground has seen the club thrive both on-and-off the pitch, while exploring how it has also generated addition income through sponsorship, concerts and other sporting events.

Alex has recently gained a first class degree in Economics from Lancaster University, and was awarded a scholarship to continue studying for MSc Econ after spending a summer working for Department of Transport on economics of Aviation provision.

Teacher Fiona Earle, said: “It was a very interesting and thought provoking seminar which our Academic Scholars benefitted from immensely.

“These sessions have been very well received so far and I would like to personally thank Alex for giving up his time to return to Rydal Penrhos and contribute to our latest seminar.”

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