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 Wesley team of Grace Ormerod and Josh Thomas:
Both Grace and Josh have become huge contributors throughout the Rydal Penrhos community and are sure to thrive in their role as Wesley House captains for the upcoming academic year.
They have demonstrated fantastic application across a multitude of different areas, something that brought with it a superb amount of success during their respective periods at the school.
Edwards boarder Grace arrived at Rydal Penrhos has been at the school since a Reception class pupil in 2004 and has become a well-rounded individual who has produced a series of exceptional efforts on stage to highlight her incredible talent.
Her dramatic contributions as part of the school’s Speech and Drama programme have drawn considerable praise from teacher Christina Bloomfield, and Grace has also played a huge part in the recent RPS Showstoppers event and the Dramatic Society production Annie the Musical in 2017.
Josh has an equally impressive resume and widely regarded as one of the best young boys’ hockey prospects anywhere in the regional.
The Welsh international is a sensational goalkeeper who has achieved a plethora of regional and national successes with both Rydal Penrhos and his local club in Colwyn Bay.
His performance during the U18 Welsh Schools’ Championships went a long way to the school securing the title to cap off a memorable double for the programme, and Josh was also part of the U16 side that took home the same crown in 2017.
He was also part of the Bay side that clinched the Welsh Youth Championship after another rousing display, and his leadership and willingness to get better has also been a hugely beneficial asset to have for the school’s senior rugby squad.
The impact that Grace and Josh have made to Rydal Penrhos life cannot be underestimated, and they will no be tasked with ensuring Wesley take home the Yeung Bowl House Cup once again after claiming the crown for a second consecutive year at Speech Day.