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The Year at RP: November 2017 (Part One)

The Year at RP: November 2017 (Part One)

In a special series of features over the summer break, we will be looking back at the prominent stories that made the headlines over the course of the academic year at Rydal Penrhos.

It has been another outstanding year of achievement across the board, and in our first instalment we look at part one of November’s big stories:

Upper Sixth Form pupils Emily Li, Vivia Li and Linda Wang, together with Lower Sixth pupil Imogen Camp, all achieved Distinctions thanks to their fabulous performance at the UKMT Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, which they sat in October.

Charley Simpson embarked on a special Hole in One Challenge at Rhos on Sea Golf Club in aid of BBC Children in Need on Tuesday, November 21.

Staff at the club had to make a temporary green for the 13-year-old due to recent bad weather, with the pin set at 118 yards away.

After a full day of attempting to secure an ace, Charley came within 13 centimetres of achieving this feat, while also hitting the pin twice during the gruelling task.

The school held its One Big Sleepover in aid of BBC Children in Need, with a host of activities held throughout the day on Friday, November 17.

Pupils were given the chance to come to school in their pyjamas or own clothing for a donation, and there was also a Cookies, Donuts and Cake Sale during break which drew a huge crowd.

Brave staff members also took part in a special makeover which produced some frightening sights during lunch, and Assistant Head of Middle School Paul Sanders’ much-loved beard was shaved off by Sam Randall after the Charity Committee managed to raise their £500 target.

Daniel Coward, who holds the role of Education Director at Peak Tuition, spent two days at the school looking at life from a boarding perspective from Tuesday, November 28 until Wednesday 29.

Mr Coward was full of praise for the school and the welcome he received, and he wrote a special feature on his visit for InCheshire Magazine.

The school gathered in the Memorial Hall on Friday, November 10 where a service was held before a two-minute silence at 11am to remember those associated with the school that had sacrificed their lives for their country.

During the service there were readings from a number of pupils, including Head Boy Alex Benfield and Head Girl Olivia Williams, in addition to Deputy Head Boy Matthew Trumper.

Headmaster Simon Smith read out the names of those who died that were members of Rydal Penrhos during both wars, and a wreath was laid outside the War Memorial outside the hall by Year 7 pupil Melissa Vos.

Head Boy Alex Benfield and Head Girl Olivia Williams were the guests of honour at Treffos Independent School’s opening of their new artificial sports area.

Both attended the school during their Preparatory education, and had the honour of cutting the ribbon during a special ceremony alongside Headmaster and Headmistress Dr Stuart and Joyce Humphries.

Tegid Goodman-Jones competed against some of the best singers in the country at the Deiniolen Eisteddfod, and he produced another exceptional performance to be awarded the Year 7-11 Scholarship from the event.

There was further cause for celebration when Tegid took the stage at the Eisteddfod Melin Y Coed, where he wowed judges once again to be presented with the Most Promising Musician Under 30 title.


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