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Leavers' Focus: Caitriona Searl

Leavers' Focus: Caitriona Searl

Rydal Penrhos pupil Caitriona Searl

As part of a special series of summer features, we turn our attention to our Year 6 pupils as we reflect on their accomplishments and get the perspective of departing Headmaster Roger McDuff.

The latest instalment features one half of our Head Girl team Caitriona Searl:

It has been another highly successful year of accomplishments for Caitriona, and the 11-year-old was appointed as a Senior Choirster at St Asaph Cathedral despite her tender age.

This was the latest in a long line of successes for the pupil, who performed with renowned singer and TV personality Aled Jones at the cathedral in May alongside fellow pupils Arthur Hind and James Sanders last year.

She gained first place in the Harp Solo category at the Chester Music Festival, while also finishing second in the U17 duet event alongside Year 8 pupil Arthur.

If that wasn’t enough, Caitriona recently defied her age to gain a Distinction in her Grade 4 Music Theory examination, which was administered by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

For her sensational efforts this year, Caitriona was awarded the Eco and Chorister Prizes, Academic and Music Scholarship prizes and is one of the joint winners of the Jubilee Rose Bowl for the Head Girl.

Mr McDuff, said: “Caitriona has the voice of an angel and a heart of a dragon.

“She has real Rydal Penrhos spirit and lives out all that we stand for. She is determined to succeed by doing her best and she goes for it whenever she can.

“This sets an excellent example for all and she has had a superb year as one of our two Head Girls.

“She is an extremely level-headed girl and we have benefited from her confident and assured approach to life, and I am confident she is going to be a huge asset to the Senior School come September.”

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