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Osborn House Day celebrates RP's founding father

Osborn House Day celebrates RP's founding father

An annual event to celebrate the life of Rydal Penrhos’ founding father was another fantastic showcase of House spirit.

The school held its annual Osborn House Day on Friday, September 28, which is one of four such occasions held throughout the year in recognition and remembrance of some of the key founding figures throughout the rich history of Rydal Penrhos.

Head of House Dr Jim Lewis and Sixth Form Prefect Ruby James held a special cake sale at morning break, before all eyes turned to the Astro for the eagerly anticipated Inter-House Tug of War competition.

It proved to be a memorable occasion once again with the entire Senior School community out in force to support their peers, and Osborn managed to turn in a fabulous effort in the girls’ competition to emerge victorious in fine style, with the boys' event producing a thrilling finale during a highly competitive affair.

Thomas Osborn founded Rydal Mount School on September 19, 1885. The School, which was to be a boys’ boarding school in the Methodist tradition, was named after the house (now called Old House) on Lansdowne Road which Osborn had acquired through the good offices of the Reverend F.W. Payne, a wealthy benefactor and Wesleyan minister who lived in Colwyn Bay.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Out House Days are something that fills each pupil and staff member here at Rydal Penrhos with an enormous sense of pride, and this year’s Osborn Day was another fine example of the importance of House spirit throughout the school.

“Occasions such as this make you truly appreciate what a special place Rydal Penrhos actually is to live, learn and grow, which is something that has proven to considerably benefit overall development and leadership abilities.”

For a full gallery of images from the event click here

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