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Emotions run high as Class of 2018 bid farewell

Emotions run high as Class of 2018 bid farewell

Emotions ran high for Upper Sixth Form pupils during their final full day at Rydal Penrhos.

The class of 2018 said goodbye to the school ahead of their A-level examinations on Friday, May 25, with a host of different activities planned for the group before their departure.

The afternoon saw the group congregate at the Ferguson Centre, where they were given one final speech from Head of Sixth Form Peter Lavery, who will also be leaving Rydal Penrhos for pastures new this summer.

They also received their year books, which they spent time signing and discussing with their peers, and they also put a message on individual jigsaw pieces for a project initiated by the Reverend Nick Sissons.

The festivities concluded with the annual Leavers’ Service, which featured contributions from Headmaster Simon Smith, Rev’d Sissons, Deputy Head Tim Cashell, Head Boy Alex Benfield, Head Girl Olivia Williams and Sixth Form tutors.

Llywelyn Cowell documented the day on the school’s Snapchat account, with Sam Randall taking over Rydal Penrhos’ Instagram platform to mark the occasion.

Mr Lavery, said: “Our Year 13 group leave with our very best wishes and they have been a fantastic group.

“They are a close-knit group that get on really well and are well-respected by staff. We are sorry to see them go and wish them the best of luck with their exams and with their plans for the next few years wherever it takes them.

“We hope they stay in touch with the school and we look forward to hearing about their progress.”

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