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The Year at RP: February 2018 (Part Two)

The Year at RP: February 2018 (Part Two)

In a special series of features over the summer break, we will be looking back at the prominent stories that made the headlines over the course of the academic year at Rydal Penrhos.

It has been another outstanding year of achievement across the board, and in our first instalment we look at part two of February’s big stories:

Morgan Roberts has secured a place at the University of Leeds after a successful application process.

The 18-year-old, who began life at Rydal Penrhos as a Year 5 pupil in 2009, will be studying a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Photography.

Twenty-six pupils from the school gained certificates from the United Kingdom Maths Trust’s Intermediate Challenge, which they sat earlier this year.

Leading the way Year 11 pupil Ioan Peake-Jones, who secured a place in the Pink Kangaroo, a Gold Award, Best in Year and Best in School thanks to a fantastic score of 96.

Also claiming a place in the Kangaroo stage were Abhishek Bathula, Rune Jeremie, Vanessa Ma, Ed Patrick and Alicia Zhou, while Prompt Utenpattanun was the other successful pupil to achieve a Gold certificate.

A host of pupils managed to attain a Silver for their efforts, with Matthias Fiorita, Bijou Rajagopal, Eddie Farrell, Holly Battersby, Tallulah Batley, Kevin Farrell, Richard Wolfendale, Cerys Cuddihy, Morgan Kendall, Sydney Johnson and Damisola Animashaun all achieving this feat.

Rounding off the triumphs were Arend Franssens, William Stewart, Jiahe Yue, Adrian Lewis, Harry Grocott, Eleanor Osbourne, Rebecca Mann and Jonathan Wiesmann, who all obtained Bronze certificates from the challenge.

Year 7 pupils got the opportunity to explore the school’s Methodist links thanks to a special learning initiative.

The group descended on St John’s Church for a Methodist Workshop Afternoon with the Reverend Nick Sissons on Wednesday, February 21.

Henry Maitland-Davies and Tomos Davies were part of the RGC U18 squad that took on Blues North at Pontypridd Rugby Club.

The duo were aiming to help their side to a third victory in succession after an immensely improved effort from the squad in their first two Regional Age Grade outings.

Richard Wolfendale participated in a Met Office Work Experience course on Meteorology and Environmental Physics offered by the University of Reading.

The 14-year-old had to compete with other young people from around the UK for the opportunity, which was held over four days at the world-renowned research centre.

Zach Speakman was part of the Swim Wales squad that competed at the Golden Tour in Nice, France.

The 15-year-old has risen up the national rankings significantly thanks to a series of exceptional performances that have earned him a selection to the set-up.

He said: “It was my first time with the Welsh squad but I really enjoyed the experience and I managed to learn a great deal.”

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