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Feature: Cricket sensation Arran Sen speaks about life at Rydal Penrhos

Feature: Cricket sensation Arran Sen speaks about life at Rydal Penrhos

A boarding pupil at Rydal Penrhos has been speaking about his first few months as a pupil ahead of the Into Year 7 Information Evening.

Arran Sen, a Year 7 pupil at the school, joined Rydal Penrhos in September on a Sports scholarship after being impressed by “great facilities” during an appearance for the Lancashire U11 cricket side who took on Wales at New Field during the summer.

The talented 12-year-old Greater Manchester native received a glowing recommendation during the admissions process, with former England icon Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff personally writing to Headmaster Simon Smith with a reference.

He said: “I chose Rydal Penrhos because of the fantastic sports facilities and the high level of coaching that they offer throughout the year.

“The school has a good reputation for developing a number of sports including Cricket, Rugby, Hockey and Fives, and hopefully they can help me with my development and help achieve my goals.”

The pupil has been working hard during winter net sessions under the guidance of former Glamorgan Academy member and current Menai Bridge captain Dion Holden, who is being assisted by Upper Sixth Former Llewelyn Cowell.

He is also made a seamless transition to boarding life as a member of Beecholme, and attributes this to the wealth of activities on offer.

“I have really enjoyed boarding, you are kept very busy here which is great and another added bonus is that you never forget your homework,” added Arran.

Anyone wishing to book their place at our Into Year 7 Information Evening, or to book an individual tour contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.


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