Art scholar Elysia offered University of Loughborough place
13th February 2018

A talented Artist at Rydal Penrhos has been offered a place at a prestigious University following a successful application process.

Elysia Gilman, an Upper Sixth Form pupil at the school, is set to continue her higher education journey at the University of Loughborough, where she will study Art.

The Prefect has enjoyed a fantastic final year at Rydal Penrhos, which began by emerging victorious from the Under 18 category at the annual Museum of Modern Art for Wales competition, and her work was put on display at a high-profile exhibition held in Machyntheth during the summer.

Those attending the exhibition also recognised her immense qualities and Elysia received the Public Vote distinction for her portrait of sister Lydia from the showcase.

The 17-year-old has also served as a tremendous role model for younger members of the school community, and has taken the lead on a special workshop involving Year 10 pupils where she passed on a wealth of knowledge on a variety of different areas.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Elysia has been with us since enrolling as a Year 3 pupil in 2007, and it is wonderful to see her hard work being rewarded.

“She is a highly valued member of the Rydal Penrhos community and is an enormously talented artist who has created some unbelievable paintings over the last 18 months.

“The sky is the limit for her in terms of what she can achieve, and everyone at the school is absolutely thrilled for Elysia.”

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