Sara achieves Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
2nd July 2018

A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos has been rewarded for her exceptional application to a thriving scheme with a high-profile honour.

Sara Owen, a Year 13 pupil at the school, has successfully completed her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award following a strenuous assessment process.

The 18-year-old, who hopes to achieve the necessary A-level grades to secure a place at Medical School this summer, managed to secure the prestigious distinction under the expert guidance of programme co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis to ensure she adds her name to the long list of success stories emanating from Rydal Penrhos.

In order to achieve the accolade, Jenny had to take part in gruelling expeditions under testing conditions along with other candidates, and she will now attend a ceremony at a royal venue next year with other successful pupils from across the country to receive her award.

The departing Sixth Former is the second pupil to achieve this feat during the current academic year, with Jenny Johnson attending a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this year in recognition of her outstanding achievement.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Sara has worked incredibly hard throughout her Duke of Edinburgh journey, and given the added pressure of examinations and coursework it represents a remarkable accomplishment.

“We are extremely proud to be associated with the DofE scheme here at Rydal Penrhos, which has resulted in a large number of pupils from varying year groups gaining a co-curricular qualification that they can look back on with an enormous sense of pride in later years.”

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