A much-loved staff member at Rydal Penrhos has retired after more than 12 years at the school
28th September 2016

Ken Hulme, who held the position of Transport Manager, finished his final day on Wednesday, September 28.

The popular character and Old Colwyn resident received a special cake from staff during morning break, which featured a picture of Mr Hulme with a Rydal Penrhos bus.

He then ventured to the prep school where he was treated to lunch, before receiving a number gifts from pupils and the skiing team.
Mr Hulme will now begin preparations for a new life in Thailand with wife Nok, who attended the prep school dinner, and the pair plan to depart the UK next month.

Acting head Roger McDuff, said:

“Ken was a huge part of the Rydal Penrhos community and he will be sorely missed by staff and pupils alike.

“He always went out of his way to help others around him and did an enormous amount of good during his time here, and everyone at the school wishes him a very happy retirement as he starts a new chapter with his wife in the Far East.”

Replacing Mr Hulme as Transport Manager will be Phil Hilton, who will commence employment officially on Monday, September 26.
The new recruit has over 20 years’ experience within the HM Forces Army where he had numerous roles related to transport management, and has also done a lot of work with children in various capacities. 


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