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 Prep School Head Alison Hind.
The latest instalment of Leavers’ Focus features Jonah Craddock:
His influence as Brecon House captain and Prefect during his final year of school life was an enormously positive one, always on hand to assist at school events and provide a warm welcome for visitors and prospective pupils alike.
Jonah was also part of the formidable U11 rugby side that played a significant role in Rydal Penrhos retaining the Cooper Cup against Colwyn Bay for the fourth year in succession, but it was his talent on stage that really came to the fore in the latter stages of the academic year.
Playing the lead role can be daunting for some, but Jonah’s portrayal of Aladdin was absolutely flawless and brought emotion, comedy and some superb vocal solos.
He followed this up with a telling contribution to the annual Café Dolphin showcase to round off a superb year of overall development for the pupil, who is sure to thrive when he makes the transition to Senior School life in September.
The multi-talented pupil was the proud recipient of the Year 6 Drama Prize and also secured the Most Improved Singer Award at Rydal Penrhos Prep School’s annual Speech Day prior to the summer break.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Jonah has been with us since Year 1 and epitomises all that anyone could wish for in a pupil.
“He is highly conscientious in the classroom, resulting in wonderful progress, but has also thrown himself into every opportunity available, bringing his polite, gentle-mannered nature and super sense of humour with him.
“Jonah is always surrounded by good friends. This year has represented the school on virtually every team.
“It has been a pleasure knowing Jonah and he will be fondly remembered, particularly for his fantastic role as Aladdin in the Year 6 play, which not only revealed Jonah’s hidden acting and singing talents, and confidence, but I am sure that for those of you who were fortunate enough to see the play, you would agree that his performance was, as it goes in the song ‘enough to make you feel proud’.”