Former pupil Hannah offered place at prestigious Oxford College
15th January 2016

A former pupil at a Colwyn Bay school is celebrating after receiving an offer from a prestigious Oxford College.

Hannah Patrick, an upper sixth pupil at Rydal Penrhos last year, has been offered a place at Somerville College, which was originally founded for women when they were barred from the University.

The ex-pupil has been incredibly busy during her gap year after winning a place in the energy sector of the DNV GL at Loughborough as part of the Year in Industry initiative.

Roger McDuff, acting Head at Rydal Penrhos, said: “Hannah is a bright young mind and everyone at the school is delighted that she has won a place at such a prestigious establishment.

“We know that she has worked incredibly hard both in-and-out of school to get this opportunity, and her drive and enthusiasm is sure to help her gain further success in the future.

“I would also like to thank the Rydal Penrhos staff for all their hard work in getting Hannah to this point. Their commitment to making each individual pupil succeed is nothing short of outstanding.”

In addition to her gap year work, Hannah also spent a week in Westminster on work experience where she shadowed Clwyd West MP David Jones and his senior secretary Carys Taylor.

During the July experience Hannah toured the Houses of Parliament, saw debates in both the Lords and the Commons, watched Select Committees, and dealt with enquiries from the constituency alongside Mr Jones.



Former Rydal Penrhos pupil Hannah Patrick has been offered a place at the prestigious Somerville College in Oxford after a busy gap year.

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