BBC Radio Wales visit Rydal Penrhos as part of 'How Wales Works' week
9th February 2016

Pupils and staff at a Colwyn Bay school were interviewed for a national radio station this week.

As part of the week-long series entitled How Wales Works, BBC Radio Wales visited Rydal Penrhos on Wednesday, January 27, where they conducted live interviews with four pupils and acting head Roger McDuff.

Rydal Penrhos was the only independent school in Wales to be featured for the series due to the wide range of options given to pupils who study there.

Pupils Adele Parry, Theo Smout, Kate McCarthy and Geoffrey Fu spoke with journalist Chris Dearden during breakfast in the canteen, where they spoke about the benefits of independent school education and the range of curricular and extra-curricular activities that are available at Rydal Penrhos.

The acting head then spoke about the school’s diverse curriculum and the advantages of not being tied down to the state school curriculum during morning assembly at St John’s Church.

Upper sixth pupil James Sanders, who has done some voluntary work with the station’s religious department, was then shown the technology within the BBC Wales van and given a demonstration of how it works.

Mr McDuff, said: “I would like to thank the pupils for getting up especially early for the interviews, and they were all a credit to themselves and the school.

“We have so much to offer here at Rydal Penrhos and it was wonderful for the BBC to choose us to appear on their How Wales Works series.”


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