A valued contributor to Rydal Penrhos’ Dramatic Society received a special award at a prominent recent event.
Grace Ormerod, a Year 13 pupil at the school, took home the Pugh-Thomas Cup for Drama at the second annual Creative and Performing Arts Dinner, which was held at the newly refurbished Sixth Form Ferguson Centre prior to the Easter break.
The Upper Sixth Former has been a significant asset both on stage and behind the scenes within the thriving provision during her time at the school, which began back in 2004 as a Reception class pupil.
Her performances on stage have been a real asset to various shows and productions throughout the years, with Grace also developing her skills considerably as part of the school’s specialist Speech and Drama programme.
The Prefect and House Captain was given the responsibility of Stage Manager during the recent production of Les Misérables, where Grace did a superb job of directing cast members to their positions and ensuring everybody was ready on time to enter the big stage.
This is something that drew considerable praise from Head of Drama Rachel Jones, and she received the award from Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding on the night.
Mrs Harding, said: “Grace has done so much to enhance the overall quality of our Performing Arts provision during her time at Rydal Penrhos, and she is thoroughly deserving of the Pugh-Thomas Cup for Drama.
“Her passion on-and-off-stage relating to all things Drama have been especially evident, and her ability to motivate, organise and inspire will stand her in good stead in later years.”