Rydal Penrhos’ Headmaster Simon Smith was the special guest at the latest meeting of the Colwyn Bay Civic Society recently.
The Head spoke in-front of members of the society on a variety of issues at the event, which was held at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club on Wednesday, June 14.
During his address Mr Smith told those in attendance why he had chosen to take over the reins at Rydal Penrhos, before giving a number of examples of the wide-ranging success stories that pupils’ across all age groups have achieved this year.
He also spoke about the current challenges surrounding the sector, in addition to his own vision as to what should dictate a successful and transformative education in the 21st Century.
Mr Smith went on to discuss the many partnerships that the school has forged with the town, which included the recent contribution to the Commonwealth Day festivities, the charity RNLI Bag Packing event at Morrisons and the Welsh Rugby Union/RGC Rugby Academy.
The Headmaster, said: “I want them to be immensely proud to have this world-class school within their community and we are very proud to be part of the community.”
Colwyn Bay Civic Society was established in 1972 and seeks to protect the town’s natural and built heritage.
They are a non-political Society who are affiliated to The Civic Trust in Wales, which is an organisation through which they link with other societies in making their voice heard on national issues.