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Leading politicians thank Prep School artists for General Election portraits

Leading politicians thank Prep School artists for General Election portraits

Two leading politicians have thanked Preparatory School artists for their efforts as part of their topic surrounding the General Election.

Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Leanne Wood wrote to the Rydal Penrhos pupils, who produced portraits of various candidates leading up to the landmark event earlier this year as part of an initiative to get all year groups involved in the process.

The school also held a Mock General Election, where each party leader was placed next to a tray of biscuits and the Year 1-6 classes were given seven options: Conservative, Green, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, UKIP, and None of the Above.

After the results were counted, the Conservative Party were announced as the runaway winners after totalling 59 per cent of the overall ballot, with the Green Party coming in second with 19%.

Mrs Wood said: “I was thrilled to receive the wonderful paintings.

“I am so glad the Prep School pupils talked about the election because they are a very important process in our way of life.

“I love the paintings and I’ll be happy to keep them here in my office in Porth and in the Senedd.”

A representative for Mrs May also wrote to the pupils, saying: “It was very good of you to get in touch and share your paintings.

“Mrs May very much appreciates the time you have taken to write, and wishes you well at school.”

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