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Incredible year celebrated at Creative and Performing Arts Awards

Incredible year celebrated at Creative and Performing Arts Awards

All things related to the Performing Arts at Rydal Penrhos were celebrated at a special event recently.

The school welcomed staff, pupils and parents to the second annual Creative and Performing Arts Dinner, which was held at the stunning Sixth Form Ferguson Centre on Wednesday, April 3.

Those in attendance were treated to a lavish spread from catering providers Holroyd Howe, with Executive Principal John Waszek kicking off proceedings with a special welcoming address.

Year 13 pupil Sean Hughes was joined by primary cast members from the Dramatic Society production of Les Misérables for an incredible performance, and Jenny Blackman’s emotional solo was another standout feature during the event.

Director of Music Pete Williams, Head of Art Mark Sherrington and Head of Drama Rachel Jones gave speeches outlining the incredible academic year from the school’s Performing Arts provision, with Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding on hand to dish out the prizes.

A host of awards were presented throughout the evening to those that have shown exceptional application and commitment throughout the academic year under the dedicated support of staff across the Art, Drama and Music departments.

Other performances of note came from Cerys Cuddihy, who performed a monologue from her recent GCSE Drama examination, with the duet of Ollie Gibson and Zahra Shamsi also demonstrating their exceptional vocal talent during their time on stage.

Mr Williams, said: “It was a wonderful evening and a fitting way to acknowledge the contributions of each pupil involved in the schools’ Creative and Performing Arts programme here at Rydal Penrhos.

“To work with such a well-rounded and talented group of pupils is an absolute privilege, and they continue to go above and beyond both in terms of their commitment and overall progression in their chosen fields.”

A full gallery from the evening can be found here

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