Rydal Penrhos Community
Mrs Ritchie gives talk on school's history to Colwyn Bay Heritage Group

Mrs Ritchie gives talk on school's history to Colwyn Bay Heritage Group

A staff member at Rydal Penrhos spoke about the school’s rich history in front of a local heritage group.

Sarah Ritchie, who holds the position of Alumni and Development director at the school, was the special guest speaker at the Colwyn Bay Heritage Group meeting, which was held at The Station public house on Tuesday, March 27.

During the talk Mrs Ritchie spoke about how the school was originally formed, the merger between Rydal and Penrhos College, in addition to the vast ways that the school and its pupils contribute to the Colwyn Bay and North Wales areas via a series of community-related projects.

Themes such as diverse culture, the history of Headmasters and Alumni relations were also spoken about during the interesting talk.

She also brought along some archived materials including old uniforms, newsletters and plaques for those in attendance to view, which are stored in the Richards Room along with a host of other artefacts from days gone by.

Following the talk, Mrs Ritchie answered questions relating to the school and spoke with group members about possible initiatives that they could become involved with in the future.

This talk follows on from Mrs Ritchie’s presentation to Year 7 pupils on all things related to the school’s Alumni network ahead of a special project being undertaken by the group.

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