In the lead-up to our Open Morning events in April, we will be taking a look at the pupils that make Rydal Penrhos such a fantastic place to live and learn.
The final Senior School pupil under the spotlight is Sean Hughes:
- Name: Sean Hughes
- Year group: Year 13
- Pupil status: Boarding
- House: Wesley
A hard-working pupil with a great deal to offer, Sean has developed into one of the most prominent pupils currently living and learning at Rydal Penrhos.
The Lower Sixth Former another that has developed in a considerable number of different areas thanks to the opportunities available to each pupil at Rydal Penrhos, and Sean has emerged as one of the prominent role models for younger members of the school community.
His work as a Peer Mentor has generated significant praise over the course of the academic year, where he been on hand to assist Year 7 with any problems they may have encountered and offered them valuable advice throughout their first academic year of senior school life.
The 16-year-old has a phenomenal vocal talent that he put to good use at the numerous concerts held at Rydal Penrhos, with his rendition of the iconic Bill Withers hit Ain’t No Sunshine at the Senior Inter-House Music competition one of the undoubted highlights of the event.
Sean also has a huge presence on stage as was demonstrated by his powerful performance during the 2016 Dramatic Society performance of To Kill a Mockingbird, and his efforts during his GCSE examination last year also really caught the eye.
He has also thrived with Rydal Penrhos’ strength and conditioning department, which has seen him develop considerably during the early morning sessions that have brought success both on the rugby pitch and on the track.
This resulted in a call-up to the RGC youth set-up despite not having any club affiliation, and the pacey back gained some notable experience at various competitions against high-profile opposition last year.
He has also thrived athletically, with Director of Sport Allen Boyd describing him as “the fastest boy in school” after a host of achievements at regional competitions and a starring performance at Sports Day in the High Jump, 100-metre sprint and Long Jump events.
Sean also recently broke two long-standing records in the school’s Inter-Boarding House Superstars competition, besting Ronnie Mueller’s Standing Long Jump record with an amazing 2.98m as well as setting a new best in the 50m sprint, beating Danny Evans’ 2015 time.
Rydal Penrhos will be holding Senior and Prep Open Morning events on Friday, April 26 and Saturday 27 from 9.30am, and to book your place contact Admissions Officer Jenny Marsden on 01492 530155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.