Upper Sixth Form pupils said goodbye to life at Rydal Penrhos in style thanks to a series of special events.
The departing Year 13 group have all played a significant role in the overall success of the school during their education, and they were front and centre for the annual Leavers’ Service on Friday, May 25.
During the celebration, there were addresses to the congregation from Headmaster Simon Smith, the Reverend Nick Sissons and Deputy Head Tim Cashell, while the Sixth Form tutors consisting of Peter Lavery, Dr Jim Lewis, Mike Farnell, Mike Pender and Mary Richardson bid farewell to the group with a special song and interesting rap.
This was followed by one of the most prominent social events on the Rydal Penrhos calendar on Saturday, with staff, parents and pupils descending on the The Kinmel and Kinspa in Abergele for the eagerly anticipated Leavers’ Ball.
Outgoing Deputy Head Boy Matthew Trumper and Deputy Head Girl Olivia Rogerson gave a fantastic speech full of emotion and comedy, before those in attendance danced the night away to complete what was a highly memorable weekend for the group.
Head of Sixth Form Mr Lavery, who will also be departing the school this summer, said: “These events are a fantastic way to pay tribute to the exceptional contribution that each Year 13 pupil has made to life throughout Rydal Penrhos, and all are going to be sorely missed.
“They have achieved so much over the years and each of them can be very proud of the fine young people they have turned into, and everyone at the school wishes them the very best of luck with the next step of their journey.”