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 Freddie James:
Freddie arrived at the Prep School last year and made an instant impact alongside twin sister Ella, and proved himself to be a hugely influential figure within the Year 6 group.
The 11-year-old has consistently demonstrated his ability to adapt to every task and situation that comes his way, whether it be training with the British and Irish Lions squad ahead of their recent tour of New Zealand, or on stage as the hilarious Pumba in the sensational production of The Lion King.
This has endeared himself to each member of the group thanks to his caring nature and willingness to aid anyone that is in need, traits that are sure to make a welcome transition to Rydal Penrhos’ senior site when the academic year commences in September.
For all of his contributions throughout the academic year, he was a worthy recipient of one of the 6JM Form Prizes at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Speech Day last month.
Mr McDuff, said: “Freddie arrived at the beginning of this year and his great sense of humour, self-deprecating humility, honesty, kindness, integrity and friendship drew everyone to him.
“Whether throwing himself around the rugby pitch, cavorting on the stage performing ballet or just enjoying life in school, Freddie has shown us that he has an enormous heart.
“He starts the next step of his journey next month when he embarks on life at the senior school, and we are confident that he is going to thrive alongside his fellow Year 6 members for the foreseeable future at Rydal Penrhos.”