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 Thomas Wale:
Moving to a new school can be a daunting prospect, but after some initial struggles, Thomas is now a much-loved member of the Year 6 group.
This is down to his exceptional determination to not only progress in-and-out of the classroom, but he also strived to contribute in other areas as part of a very cohesive year group, something that has brought with it a great source of pride.
Thomas is a very strong academic who has a superb knowledge of all things related to Information Computer Technology, with Year 6 teacher and Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod very complimentary of his development in the specific subject thanks to his tireless work ethic.
You only have to look at the influence Thomas had behind-the-scenes of the annual Year 6 play Aladdin and Café Dolphin to see just how much he is thriving in this area, with the Prep School pupil playing a significant role in the backstage production process including lighting and computer related changes.
In recognition of his outstanding commitment and incredible perseverance, Thomas received an award for overcoming challenges at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Prep School Speech Day, which was held on the final day before the highly anticipated summer break.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “A highly intelligent young man, Thomas joined us at the start of Year 6.
“However, he found some aspects of school life a bit of an uphill struggle in the early stages and we are absolutely delighted with his perseverance – he has done a marvellous job to overcome this.
“He is well-liked and has formed some true and solid friendships over the course of the year and it is super seeing his confidence grow and glimmers of fun and mischief appearing.”