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Pupil Profiles: Bella

Pupil Profiles: Bella

In the lead-up to our Open Morning events in April, we will be taking a look at the pupils that make Rydal Penrhos such a fantastic place to live and learn.

The latest Senior School pupil under the spotlight is Bella Rutherford:

  • Name: Bella Rutherford
  • Year group: Year 10
  • Pupil status: Day
  • House: Payne

Whether it be academically, on stage or on the water, Bella’s prowess has made her one of the shining lights at Rydal Penrhos.

The 13-year-old has been with us for more than a decade despite being in Year 9, and has thrived since arriving as a reception class pupil in 2007.

She is an extremely talented individual across all areas of school life, and has grasped every opportunity afforded to her and every pupil living and learning at the school.

Her performances on stage have been one of the highlights of her time at Rydal Penrhos so far, with her leading role in the 2017 Dramatic Society production of Annie the Musical drawing widespread plaudits.

Bella followed this up by playing a huge contributing factor in this year’s RPS Showstoppers event, where her immense vocal ability was demonstrated over two sold-out nights at the Memorial Hall.

Her dedication to improving musically under the guidance of Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated staff has also brought with it some impressive grading results from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, with her Grade Two Cello success a testament to the progress she is making.

If that wasn’t enough, Bella has also shown a huge amount of potential on the water as part of the school’s unique sailing programme, where the pupil has secured both regional and national competition success in recent years.

Her passion for all things related to water sports was further evident during the summer, where Bella spent some of her break gaining a new qualification after securing her RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification at Abersoch Sailing School.

She is also progressing in all academic areas, is a key members of numerous sporting sides and is also developing her skiing skills thanks to another initiative run by the school, which all points to a very bright future for Bella, who is the older sister of Year 6 Prep School pupil Will.

Rydal Penrhos will be holding Senior and Prep Open Morning events on Friday, April 26 and Saturday 27 from 9.30am, and to book your place contact Admissions Officer Jenny Marsden on 01492 530155 or email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com.

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