Rydal Penrhos Community
Trio awarded prestigious grant in recognition of high achievement

Trio awarded prestigious grant in recognition of high achievement

Niamh Cook, Will Sissons and Imogen Camp

The mayor of Colwyn Bay has presented three Rydal Penrhos pupils with grants for their high level of achievement in various fields.

Cllr Jeff Pearson presented the awards on behalf of the trustees of the Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust, which was set up in 1975 at the request of the former MP and GP’s will, with young people under the age of 19 from the Colwyn area invited to apply.

Year 11 pupils Will Sissons and Imogen Camp have been given grants for their efforts in Cricket and Chess respectively, while Music sensation Niamh Cook was another successful applicant from the school.

Cllr Pearson, said: “It is wonderful to know that our town can produce such a wealth of dedicated and talented young people and I congratulate all the award recipients and wish them all the best for the future.

“I would also like to thank their parents, teachers, coaches and mentors for their hard work and support.”

Imogen has continued her sensational young career with further success this year, with the Welsh international becoming a senior national champion after a fine effort.

Gifted pianist Niamh has thrilled audiences at various concerts at Rydal Penrhos in recent months, and also passed her Grade 8 paino exam despite only being a Year 9 pupil.

Former Wales U15 captain Will has enjoyed another standout year at the crease, and was part of the Llandudno side that were recently crowned North Wales Premier Division champions.

Jim Barry, chairman of the trustees, added: “On behalf of the trustees, I would like to offer our congratulations to this year’s award recipients, who the trustees concluded were all highly motivated young people showing outstanding ability and dedication in their chosen fields.”

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