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 November’s big stories:
Henry Maitland-Davies was part of the RGC U18 side that emerged unbeaten from the Welsh Rugby Union’s Super Series tournament, which took place at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday, November 5.
The scrum-half was in exceptional form throughout the high-profile event, and the young RGC side began with a notable 15-10 victory over a strong Ospreys outfit.
They followed this up with a superb 20-15 success over Scarlets, and concluded the series with a thrilling 10-10 draw with Newport Gwent Dragons.
Year 12 International Baccalaureate pupils made the trip to Cae’r Gors in Caernarfon to visit the childhood home of ‘The Queen of our Literature’ Kate Roberts to aid them with their studies on a novel written by the author.
During the visit, they also got to experience what life was like during Victorian times, which also included a trip to the nearby Llechwedd Slate mines to understand the main industry in the area and how a lot of people maintained their livelihood during a difficult period in history.
Josh Lynch added yet another accolade to his collection at the Welsh Open, which was held at Bangor University on Saturday, November 18.
Competing in the adult category, the 14-year-old broke the national U16 record with a 103kg lift in the clean and jerk, in addition to a 77kg snatch to ensure a 180kg total to secure a silver medal despite his tender age.
Emily Li and Linda Wang, Year 13 pupils at the school, together with the Year 12 duo of Imogen Camp and Caitlin Qu, showed off their academic prowess to emerge victorious from the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Senior Team Challenge regional heat, which was held at the Sixth Form Ferguson Centre on Thursday, November 30.
The quartet produced a wonderful effort to ensure they qualified for the national finals in London.
Millie Collins was selected to be part of the Amnesty International Youth Advisory Board after being appointed by a panel following a successful application process.
The 16-year-old travelled to London for various meetings with the select group throughout the year, where they will discuss different ways to improve Amnesty and offer thoughts on the current work being done.
The school’s inaugural Sailing Awards Dinner, which highlighted the wealth of achievements gained throughout another hugely successful summer for the group.
There was also a special guest at the event in the form of Nick Pochin, who boarded at Rydal School until 1959 before attending Oxford University.