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Older pupils honoured at Year 11-13 Speech Day

Older pupils honoured at Year 11-13 Speech Day

Older members of the Rydal Penrhos Senior School community were honoured at one of the prominent occasions on the calendar.

The school held its Year 11-13 Speech Day on Saturday, May 25, which saw a large crowd gather at the refurbished Donald Hughes Memorial Hall to mark another hugely eventful academic year across all departments.

Julian Barnes, Chair of Governors at Rydal Penrhos, kicked off proceedings with a welcoming address, before the school’s Chaplain, the Reverend Nick Sissons, led the congregation in an opening prayer.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding then took the pulpit for her speech as part of the event, with the Choir also lending their support to the celebration with a rendition of the traditional Welsh hymn Suo-Gan.

Teacher John Murphy then announced a significant number of prize recipients, and special guest Dr Victoria Galbraith gave a memorable address that discussed the theme of connection.

Upper Sixth Form pupil Miles Poller signed off an exceptional spell at the school with his final saxophone solo, with outgoing Head Boy Nick Fiorita and Head Girl Gowri Pradeep also taking the stage for a thoroughly entertaining speech.

Nick also received special recognition after securing his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award earlier that week, and the event concluded with the Welsh national anthem and an Irish blessing sang by the Choir.

Following the event, catering providers Holroyd Howe provided refreshments on the Quad for pupils, staff and parents.

You can view a full gallery from the event here

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