A supremely gifted musician has been acknowledged for an outstanding contribution to life at Rydal Penrhos with an award.
Ben Gibson, an Upper Sixth Form pupil at the school, was the recipient of the Strings Prize at an end of term Prize Giving ceremony, and he officially received recognition at assembly on Monday, September 11.
The 17-year-old has been a key component of the Rydal Penrhos Senior Choir throughout the series of concerts that are put on for parents and members of the public during the academic year, with his stunning violin solo at the school’s annual Christmas Concert a particular highlight.
This exceptional success it the latest in a long line for the pupil, who emerged victorious in the recent Mock General Election held at the school as Labour Party leader in June.
Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “Ben worked immensely hard throughout the last academic year and he was a very deserving winner of this year’s Strings Prize.
“His performance during the Christmas Concert is sure to live long in the memory for those that were fortunate enough to witness it, and he has remained consistent throughout each event he has been a part of which has been extremely pleasing.
“He is a delightful young man with an underlying drive and determination that is sure to guarantee plenty of further accolades during his final year and in whatever he wants to pursue in the future.”