A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos received a significant honour for his overall contribution at a special event.
Miles Poller, a Year 13 pupil at the school was the proud recipient of the Hatton Senior Award for Contribution and Achievement in the Creative and Performing Arts after playing a leading role in the phenomenal success of the Drama and Music departments throughout the academic year.
He received his accolade, together with a cash prize, from Director of Music Pete Williams and Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding at Rydal Penrhos’ Creative and Performing Arts Dinner on Wednesday, April 3.
The multi-talented pupil and Deputy Head Boy has been at the forefront of various events in what has been another incredible year for the school, with Miles playing the Bishop of Digne and Monsieur Thenardier during the sensational Dramatic Society production of Les Misérables last month.
He is also a prominent feature of the school’s Jazz Band and has selflessly lent his support to a variety of community events and during the many concerts put on at Rydal Penrhos.
The Hatton Award came into fruition last year after an audience member from last year’s RPS Showstoppers offered to sponsor an award at the dinner after being mesmerised by the amount of Performing Arts talent at the school.
Mr Williams, said: “Miles is quite simply everything you would hope for in a pupil and Music scholar, and there is nobody more deserving of the Hatton Award this year.
“He has made his mark here on Rydal Penrhos and can leave this summer knowing his legacy will be a lasting one, and I cannot thank him enough for his commitment, innovation and unrivalled enthusiasm.”