One of Rydal Penrhos’ founding fathers was remembered at an annual event.
The school held its annual Payne House Day on Friday, May 4, and the main attraction took place on the Astro during lunch, where a large crowd descended for the Inter-House Rounders competition.
After a hugely competitive round-robin series of fixtures, Wesley managed to come away with bragging rights after a superb and consistent performance throughout.
This is the latest in a series of House events throughout the academic year at Rydal Penrhos, which highlights to each pupil the main contributors to founding the school more than a century ago.
Prior to the occasion, members of Payne House held a special Assembly where they outlined the history surrounding the Reverend Frederick Payne, a wealthy benefactor who sold the buildings that became Rydal Mount School to Thomas Osborn in 1885.
Five years earlier, in 1880, Penrhos College had been founded as a Methodist girls’ boarding school, also as a result of the generosity of Frederick Payne. In 1887, on Pwllycrochan Avenue, Rev’d Payne, in addition, founded St John’s Methodist Church which, from its opening in1888, was used regularly by both Rydal and Penrhos for more than a hundred years.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Our House Days are always a source of great pride for everyone here at Rydal Penrhos, and my thanks to go all who organised another brilliant occasion.”