A hard-working Rydal Penrhos pupil has been given a prestigious honour thanks to his efforts throughout the academic year.
Richard Wolfendale, a Year 9 pupil at the school, was crowned this year’s winner of the Dafydd Wigley Cup, which is presented to the pupil who has excelled in the media of Welsh.
The 13-year-old received his award at the school’s annual Speech Day earlier this year, and he becomes the second winner of the accolade that was a new addition to the event in 2016.
The award is named after former Rydal Penrhos pupil and Welsh politician Lord Wigley, who served as Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Caernarfon from 1974 until 2001 and as an Assembly Member for the same area from 1999 until 2003.
He was the leader of the party from 1991 to 2000, and was appointed as a member of the House of Lords in 2011.
Deputy head Tim Cashell, said: “Richard was a thoroughly deserving winner of the Dafydd Wigley Cup, which highlights the progress and prowess he has demonstrated during his Welsh lessons during a highly successful academic year for the pupil.
“Lord Wigley is one of most recognisable alumni and his achievements are something that our pupils can look up to as they look to make their own way in the world once they have concluded their studies.
“At Rydal Penrhos we are proud to give them a solid foundation on which to progress and realise their potential in whatever field they decided to go into.”