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 Deputy Head Girl Ruby Merrick:
Ruby has enjoyed an outstanding final year at the Prep School and promises to be a huge addition to Rydal Penrhos’ senior site when she arrives on a Drama scholarship in September.
She has thrived in the classroom, on the sports field and on the stage, while also being some that younger pupils at the school can look up to in her role as Deputy Head Girl alongside classmate and friend Eve Durrans.
Thanks to her wonderful efforts throughout the academic year, Ruby was awarded Most Improved Sports Girl, French, and Drama prizes as well as a Scholarship Prize at the Prep School’s annual Speech Day earlier this month.
Alongside Martha Hind, the 11-year-oild was joint-winner of the Morris Cup, which was presented by our previous Chairman of Governors Ian Morris and is given to a student or students who best raised the profile of the prep school – whose efforts, endeavour and contributions exemplify the Rydal Penrhos spirit in the wider community.
Mr McDuff, said: “Ruby is a confident young lady who really owns the stage in all aspects of life.
“She is popular with peers and adults alike and brings enormous fun and friendship to the party. She is an intelligent girl whose understanding of, not only, academic subjects, but also, emotional intelligence, has made her an excellent Deputy Head Girl.
“Ruby has been at the school a long time and we have all been delighted to see the way she has grown up.
“She has been a long-serving and hard-working members of the shows and pantomimes performed locally through the auspices of Pearl Shaw. People have always commented about her endeavour and the fine example she sets both on stage and off.”