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 Max Cowen-Wright:
Despite only joining the Prep School at the start of Year 6, Max made an instant impact on the group and emerged as one of its leading figures during a hugely successful first impression.
He is a strong character who gets the most out of every opportunity afforded to him and every other pupil at Rydal Penrhos, and this has seen a significant increase in both his confidence and overall development under the guidance of dedicated staff situated at the Prep School.
His prowess on the rugby field is considerable, with Max emerging as one of the standout performers for the U11 side and was appointed vice-captain despite only being at the school for a short period of time.
He was in dominant form during Rydal Penrhos’ fourth successive Cooper Cup victory over Colwyn Bay in the spring and in the Urdd Conwy tournament that saw them crowned champions.
The 11-year-old has also been making huge strides with his local side Mold this season, and earned a call-up to the North East Wales U11 squad as a result of his outstanding efforts.
Max has also shone in the classroom and has shown fantastic application to his studies, with his contributions on stage, in the swimming pool and during various concerts also coming in for considerable praise.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution throughout his first year as a member of the Rydal Penrhos community, Max took home the Rugby prize from the Prep School’s annual Speech Day celebration prior to the summer break.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Max only joined us at the beginning of the year and soon became a big part of the year group, not only literally because he is now taller than me, but due to his instant active involvement in the School’s co-curricular sporting programme.
“Max informs me that he has loved every minute of his time in the Prep School. He is a polite, energetic young man who has enjoyed many successes in his relatively short time in the Prep School.”