Hundreds of pounds were raised by the Rydal Penrhos family for a national charity in memory of a former pupil.
The school held a collection at the second annual Creative and Performing Arts evening on Wednesday, April 3, which was raising funds for Ataxia UK.
This was done to honour the life of ex-pupil Scarlett Salisbury, who suffered from the condition and passed away on Monday, March 18.
She left behind a fantastic legacy at Rydal Penrhos, where she thrived in her role as Prefect during her final year at the school and also contributed significantly to the Performing Arts and Dramatic Society provisions at Rydal Penrhos.
Almost £800 was donated at the event, which will be sent to the charity in Scarlett’s name.
Former Head of Sixth Form Peter Lavery, said: “Scarlett was a young lady who epitomised the character we strive to instil in our young people.
“Her resilience and positive approach to life were an inspiration to the whole school community, pupils and staff alike.
“Her altruism, warm heart and smile endeared her to all. She was a role model, who, by her example, made those around her better people.”
A service of thanksgiving for her life was held at St John’s Church in Colwyn Bay on Friday, March 29.
Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, added: “Scarlett was an inspiration to us all, she was always remarkably resilient and positive even when the going was tough.
“She was highly respected by both her peers and all of the staff that came into contact with her. She made the very best of every opportunity that came her way and was always determined to find a solution for herself without having to rely on others.”