A large number of Lower and Middle School pupils at Rydal Penrhos were rewarded for their academic prowess at a significant event.
The school announced its Effort, Attainment and Progress Prizes at Rydal Penrhos’ inaugural Year 7-10 Speech Day, which was held in the refurbished Memorial Hall on Friday, May 24.
Each worthy winner received their respective awards from legendary former teacher and pupil Mike Leach, who attended the event as the special guest speaker.
Harrison McKinnel, Noah Lewis and Ella Northcott took home the Year 7 Effort Prizes, with Kosi Iwobi, Ruby Merrick and Ariana Milligan scooping the same distinction from the Year 8 group.
Year 9’s Effort Prizes had three recipients in the form of Gregor Perry, Megan Lai and Noah Langford, and Shruthi Ganapathi, Rebecca Mann and Lili Minton Roberts were the successful Year 10 pupils that scooped the award.
James Gilman, Liam Farrell and Arum Ramesh came away with the Year 7 Attainment Prizes thanks to their sterling application to their respective studies, with Lily Davies, Ada Vonbank and Ivo Vonbank securing the Year 8 accolades.
The talented trio of Ester Ball-Iversen, Ethan Bytheway and James Copeland were the Year 9 recipients, and Damisola Animashaun, Juan Rajagopal and Megan Gibson were the worthy winners of the Year 10 prizes.
Ethan Akroyd, Sophie Hall and Gabriel Speakman attained the Year 7 Progress Prize in recognition of their tireless commitment across all subjects, with Prune Chasteau, Eve Durrans and Will Tavernor presented with the Year 8 awards.
Rounding off the Progress Prize successes were Saul Sugarman, Charley Simpson and Emily Thomas in Year 9, and Ben Purcell, Hannah Davies and Simeon Murphy-Thomas in Year 10.