Rydal Penrhos is proud to announce its new Head Girl for the 2019/20 academic year.
The school confirmed that Millie Collins’ hugely impressive application and subsequent interview with Executive Principal John Waszek has resulted in her taking over the role following the Easter break.
She will be replacing Gowri Pradeep in the position, who has achieved an incredible amount and will now focus on A-level examination revision to ensure the Sixth Former gets the necessary results to secure a place at King’s College London, where she will study Medicine.
Millie arrived at Rydal Penrhos as a Year 7 pupil in 2013 and has emerged as one of their real success stories of the school’s Academic scholarship initiative.
The 17-year-old has been a hugely influential member of the school community and has taken full advantage of the wealth of different and varied academic and co-curricular activities offered across all areas of Rydal Penrhos, something that has aided her overall development considerably.
This was further reflected in Millie’s truly exceptional GCSE results last summer, with the pupil securing A* marks in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Mathematics and Physics, in addition to eight grades in English (first language), English Literature, French and Religious Studies in accordance with the new grading system.
There was further cause for celebration in the form of her Distinction in her additional Mathematics paper.
During her time at Rydal Penrhos, Millie was also appointed to the Amnesty International Youth Advisory Board following a successful application process and travelled to London for various meetings with the select group, where they will discussed different ways to improve Amnesty and offered thoughts on the work being done to highlight major human rights issues affecting people worldwide.
She has been a valued member of the Sixth Form community throughout Year 12 and is the co-chair of the Eco Committee.
Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “Seeing Millie progress from a Year 7 pupil to talented young woman who does nothing but excel across her chosen areas fills me and everyone here at Rydal Penrhos with an enormous sense of pride.
“She is a conscientious pupil who is going to offer a tremendous amount to the Head Girl role, and I wish her the very best of luck in the months ahead.”