As part of an ongoing series of features throughout the summer at Rydal Penrhos, we take a look at the newly appointed Sixth Form leadership positions and the pupils that have secured them in ‘Meet the Captains’.
The first instalment features the Osborn team of Joe Morrow and Ruby James:
Joe and Ruby are both highly enthusiastic, driven and are sure to act as incredible leaders of Osborn House during their final academic year at Rydal Penrhos.
Both have achieved a significant amount during their time at the school, thriving in various academic fields in addition to contributing significantly to a wide range of co-curricular activities and events to enhance their reputation further.
Joe only arrived at Rydal Penrhos last September as a boarding pupil, but he has already made a last impression thanks to his enormous talent and his willingness to get better at every opportunity.
His talent on the rugby field has been a massive asset for Rydal Penrhos’ senior set-up, which also resulted in Joe receiving a regional squad call-up for Cheshire.
The 17-year-old has fully immersed himself into the boarding experience at Rydal Penrhos, where he has been supported at Hathaway House by Housemaster Phil Mather and Matron Karen Mather.
He was part of the school contingent that completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge to secure another notable milestone, and Joe’s Dramatic efforts saw him come away with a host of awards from the inaugural Creative and Performing Arts Dinner.
There is not much that Ruby has not seen or done in her 15 years’ at Rydal Penrhos, and her bubbly personality and enthusiastic demeanour are guaranteed to brighten up even the worst day.
She is a very motivated young woman who has been involved in the fantastic Peer Mentor and Charity Committee groups, who serve as an outstanding support system whilst raising much-need funds for school projects and worthy causes throughout the community.
The multi-talented pupil comes to life on stage and has produced some exceptional performances in recent years, including standout contributions during the recent Dramatic Society performances of To Kill a Mockingbird and Annie the Musical.
Ruby also drew widespread plaudits for her dedication and earned a Distinction for her fantastic work with West End Stage, which is regarded as the top summer school of its kind in the country for young people aged eight to 21.