A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos has been rewarded for her exceptional dedication to a thriving programme with a special award.
Holly Battersby, a Year 12 pupil at the school, took home the Prize for Contribution to Outdoor Education at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Speech Day celebration thanks to her sterling efforts.
The joint-Deputy Head Girl received her distinction from Dr Victoria Galbraith, a former pupil who was given the honour of special guest speaking at the event.
It has been another memorable year of achievement for Holly, who continues to show incredible commitment to the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme under the guidance and support of co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis and other staff.
She has successfully completed her DofE Silver Award and is now in the process of trying to attain the prestigious Gold and add her name to the long list of Rydal Penrhos pupils that have achieved the same feat.
Most recent of these is outgoing Head Boy Nick Fiorita, who attended a lavish ceremony at Buckingham Palace last month to formally receive his award.
Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said; “Holly is such a hard-working individual that is thriving across both her A-level studies and co-curricular activities, and she has quickly emerged into one of the most influential members of our fantastic Sixth Form community.
“This is only going to increase during her final year at Rydal Penrhos in her role as Deputy Head Girl, and hopefully Holly can push on and secure her Gold Award to further enhance her lasting legacy before her departure next summer.”