Comment regarding the service for Paul Slater from Head Boy Nick Fiorita and Head Girl Gowri Pradeep:
Mr Paul Slater, an Old Rydalian and a former Governor of the school, peacefully passed away last month, surrounded by his loving family.
On the 13th of March, we had the honour and the privilege, along with Executive Principal Mr John Waszek, to represent the school at a service commemorating the tremendous life of Mr Slater.
It was lovely to hear of Mr Slater’s fond memories of Rydal School, specifically his passion for cricket, and learning of just how many lives he has positively impacted.
The Church Service was a dignified ceremony, the entire church spilling with friends, family and many in the Stafford community who were there to pay their respects.
The family thanked us for attending when in fact it was for us as Head Boy, Head Girl and Executive Principal, Mr John Waszek, to thank them for everything Paul has given to Rydal Penrhos.
It was a privilege to have the opportunity to thank a man who had given so much to helping others in his life. It is evident that his memory, achievements and legacy will live on in Stafford, and also here at Rydal Penrhos.
We are sure everyone in the Rydal Penrhos community will join us in offering our sincerest condolences to all of Paul’s family and those in the School community who were so fortunate enough to have known him.
Mr Slater will forever be a much-loved and well-respected member of the Rydal Penrhos Family.