- Name: James Gilman
- Year group: Year 7
- Role: Gavroche (1 performance); Gavroche’s Gang (3 performances)
A fine example of what can be achieved from a Rydal Penrhos education, James will be taking on the role of Gavroche for the upcoming Dramatic Society production of Les Misérables.
Head Boy, captain and leader, James is one of the crowning jewels of last year’s Prep School Year 6 group and he has been one of the real success stories thanks to his tireless commitment and enthusiasm across a multitude of different areas.
His leadership in various roles has been nothing short of exemplary, and James is progressing a significant amount under the support and care of specialist staff, and there have been so many highlights to further reflect his overall influence within his peer group.
Whether it be his efforts on the rugby and football fields, the swimming pool, in the classroom or supporting charity events, James is someone who addresses every task with a huge smile and an infectious enthusiasm, something that has made a notable transition to the Senior School in September after he was awarded an Art scholarship.
On stage he is a joy to behold, which was reflected in the Year 6 play Aladdin, and his address during the annual Speech Day event prior to the summer break will live long in the memory and was a perfect way for the pupil to sign off his time at the Prep School.
He received the Art Cup and an Art scholar’s award, the Cricket Shield, the Football Cup, the Swimming Shield and the Head Boy’s Cup from the same event.
Gavroche is a boy who lives on the streets of Paris. His name has become a synonym for an urchin or street child.
He plays a short yet significant role in the many musical adaptations of Les Misérables, sharing the populist ideology of the Friends of the ABC and joining the revolutionaries in the June 1832 rebellion.