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The Year at RP: January 2018 (Part Two)

The Year at RP: January 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 January’s big stories:

Henry Maitland-Davies and Tomos Davies contributed to RGC U18s 17-10 success over Dragons Academy on Sunday, January 21 at Stadiwm Zip World.

The home side produced a rousing second-half display which was the catalyst behind their triumph, with the introduction of Maitland-Davies and Davies after the break providing the squad with a new lease of life in their Regional Age Grade clash.

Maitland-Davies, who is a product of Denbigh Rugby Club and has been involved with the RGC senior set-up, once again showed his enormous promise with a crucial try after powering over from close range after a dominant spell of pressure.

The school’s Uniform Shop was recently moved to St John’s Church in the latest step in improving and making the very most out of the facilities throughout Prep and Senior sites.

The spacious new room is full of historical pictures throughout the years at Rydal Penrhos, which also include team photos, prominent buildings and old maps of the North Wales region.

There is also memorabilia available to view in the form of old uniforms, plaques and sports equipment, while the board detailing international honours achieved by former pupils is another eye-catching element to the room.

Owen Reilly, who plays for Pwllheli Cricket Club, will be joining the school in September on a sports scholarship and has enjoyed a glittering young career to date.

He has represented Wales from U11 level up to his current U17 status, while also being part of the Eryri set-up over a four-year period and is currently the U15 captain.

Ben Gibson was offered a conditional place at Cambridge University after impressing throughout the strenuous selection process, which receives more than 15,000 applications each year.

The 17-year-old plans to study History providing he achieves the necessary International Baccalaureate marks needed to seal his place at one of the finest higher education establishments in the world.

Visitors to the school got the chance to see the fantastic work being done at the art department thanks to a special exhibition, which was situated in the reception area and is the first using the new mobile gallery which was funded by the Friends of Rydal Penrhos committee.

These portable and flexible screens, built in the DT department, will enable exhibitions to be put up quickly anywhere on site and throughout the community.

Hundreds of pounds have been raised for a child safeguarding organisation thanks to a fundraising football match.

Rydal Penrhos School took on North Wales Dragons at Llandudno FC’s Giant Hospitality Stadium on Sunday, January 21, with all proceeds raised going towards The Offside Trust.

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