As part of a special series of summer features, we turn our attention to our Year 6 pupils as we reflect on their accomplishments and get the perspective of Prep School Head Alison Hind.
The latest instalment of Leavers’ Focus features Liam Farrell:
Liam is carrying on the fantastic success of the Farrell family and their association with Rydal Penrhos, producing a plethora of wonderful achievements during his time at the Prep School.
The 11-year-old really does have it all - whether it is on the sports field, on the water, in the classroom, on stage or during musical concerts, there is nothing that Liam does not excel at and his progression in various different fields is a testament to his unrivalled passion, dedicated and natural ability, all of which have been enhance by staff at Rydal Penrhos Prep School.
He received prizes for French, Maths, Music, Religious Studies and Rugby, along with an Art and Music Scholar award. He also scooped an award for overall contribution to school life at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Speech Day event prior to the summer break.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Liam joined the school in kindergarten and he is a young man who is fortunate to be in the enviable position of having it all going for him – he is highly intelligent and has always been a Maths whiz.
“He was appointed Rugby captain back in the autumn and will be proud to have captained the team in another Cooper Cup victory year, he qualified as an individual and relay member in the Urdd National Swimming gala in Cardiff.
“Liam clearly has a thing about water as he sails and sails, whilst his parents drive to various nationwide venues, and he has enjoyed a huge amount of success in this area throughout the year.
“As if sport is not keeping him busy enough, Liam finds time to practice music, and has not only been a valuable member of the School’s choirs but has achieved, a number of ABRSM instrumental gradings and has featured in the various school concerts with strong performances on his clarinet.
“In the final couple of weeks, Liam also displayed his acting talent through his imposing characterisation of lead guard Razoul in the Year 6 play, Aladdin, as Dean Jones puts it, striking fear and wonder into the play.
“It has been lovely to see Liam grow and mature into the young boy he is today – always polite, incredibly helpful and eager to do things right.
“This made him perfect for the role of Deputy Head boy this year. He is a very popular member of the group and a superb role model in work ethic and attitude.”