A Sixth Form pupil received a special award named in the memory of a much-loved former teacher and historian at Rydal Penrhos.
Will Stewart, a Year 12 pupil at the school, took home the Tickner Trophy for Contribution to the International Dimension of the School at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Speech Day event.
The trophy is in honour of Rob Tickner, who gave 32 years of his life to the school before sadly passing away in 2015 aged 62.
He received his accolade from Dr Victoria Galbraith, a former pupil who attended the celebration as the special guest speaker.
Will’s influence throughout the Rydal Penrhos community has grown considerably since enrolling as a Year 3 pupil back in 2009, and he was recently appointed Wesley House captain and Prefect as a result of an outstanding application process.
He was also part of the school contingent that travelled to India for a landmark visit last summer, and is about to embark on the final year of his A-level studies in September in the hope of replicating his exceptional GCSE results in 2018.
Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “Rob Tickner lived and breathed Rydal Penrhos and was much-loved and truly respected for more than three decades.
“He is still sorely missed by all who knew him and I know he would have been absolutely thrilled to see such a hard-working and selfless pupil such as Will pick up the award that has been rightfully named in his honour.”