A staff member at Rydal Penrhos received a significant accolade for her ongoing dedication to a thriving co-curricular provision.
Leah Crimes, who is the Head of Sixth Form at the school, was presented with the Special Award at the second annual Creative and Performing Arts Dinner, which was held at the Ferguson Centre on Wednesday, April 3.
The popular figure has been a leading figure in the development of the Arts throughout Rydal Penrhos during her time at the school, with her caring nature and extraordinary passion on a daily basis bringing with it an enormous amount of success and wonderful achievements.
Her influence behind the scenes as Rydal Penrhos Dramatic Society Head has been substantial, with Mrs Crimes’ efforts with the Les Misérables cast resulting in a truly incredible three-nights in front of sold-out audiences.
Mrs Crimes has also contributed heavily to the recent productions of Annie the Musical and To Kill a Mockingbird in recent years, in addition to assisting A-level and GCSE Drama candidates secure exceptional examination results before the move to her new role last September.
She received her latest distinction from Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding and Head of Drama Rachel Jones.
Mrs Harding, said: “The level of dedication Leah has shown to our Performing Arts programme is absolutely awe-inspiring and she is thoroughly deserving of this award.
“You can see how much she values and appreciates each pupil under her care and Leah’s ability to motivate and inspire has been one of the cornerstones of the programme’s success since she joined the Rydal Penrhos community.”