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 departing Headmaster Roger McDuff.
The latest instalment features Deputy Head Boy Llion Morris:
There isn’t much that Llion hasn’t excelled at during his time at the Prep School, and he truly excelled in his role as Deputy Head Boy.
Since enrolling at Rydal Penrhos in Year 2, the 11-year-old has achieved a host of academic and sporting honours, in addition to securing a number of extra-curricular acknowledgments in the field of music.
His ICT prowess has come in for significant praise from teachers Jamie McLeod and Emma McDuff, and he promises to have a big future on the water as part of the school’s exceptional sailing programme.
Working under the guidance of Head of Sailing Max Todd, Llion has emerged as one of the finest young talents anywhere in the region, something that has brought a plethora of competition triumphs over the course of the academic year.
For his fabulous efforts this year he was presented with the ICT Prize as well as a Head’s Award for effort and courage at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Prep School Speech Day earlier this month.
Mr McDuff, said: “Llion is a true Welsh dragon. He wears his heart for all to see and this clearly inspires his many sporting successes.
“He is also determined and has shown that he has the ability to grasp difficult nettles and push through to succeed.
“This was seen nowhere more than on the stage in the Lion King. Llion’s original nerves, however, have been truly superceded as anyone who saw his wonderful drag performance at Café Dolphin will agree.
“Llion is a kind and gentle boy who is a good friend and we have enjoyed his company over the past few years, and the Senior School will be richer for having him.”