Three Rydal Penrhos pupils put their half term to good use by gaining a notable qualification.
Lower Sixth Form pupils Harry Pulford and Ewan Luke, together with Year 11 pupil Eddie Farrell, successfully completed a rigorous week of training and assessment at Plas Menai to become fully qualified dingy instructors awarded by the Royal Yacht Association.
In order to obtain the qualification, the trio had to undertake a series of tasks including power boat, first aid and safety training, in addition to a pre-assessment to show their own sailing competencies.
All three are now looking forward to using their new skills to coach younger sailors both at school and at their local clubs.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “This is an extremely worthwhile qualification to have and full congratulations go to Harry, Ewan and Eddie on becoming dinghy instructors.
“All three have shown enormous promise with their own individual sailing achievements, and they have also demonstrated tremendous leadership qualities which will stand them in good stead as they look to inspire the next generation of sailing success here at Rydal Penrhos and at their respective sailing clubs.
“Leading is one of the five tenets we pride ourselves on here at Rydal Penrhos, and our older pupils serve as superb role models both academically, through sporting success and our hugely successful Peer Mentor programme.”