Mili secures Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
11th January 2019

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has gained a considerable milestone as part of a prestigious outdoor education programme.

Mili Jayadeep, who left the school last summer, has successfully completed her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award after successfully completing a thorough assessment process.

The 18-year-old, who hails from Abergele, managed to secure the exceptional 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, Mili 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 later this year with other successful pupils from across the country to receive her award.

Mili made a tremendous impression at Rydal Penrhos after arriving as a Year 6 pupil in 2011, with the former Prefect, Peer Mentor, Scientific Society Head now studying at university after an outstanding set of A-level results.

The departed Sixth Former is the latest in a long line of candidates that have secured Gold from Rydal Penrhos in recent years, with Jenny Marsden, Jack Sissons, Katie Marsden, Jenny Johnson and Sara Owen all attaining the coveted feat.

Current Head Boy Nick Fiorita is another that has achieved the distinction and is also set for a visit to St James’ Palace for the formal ceremony.

Dr Lewis, said: “This is another well-deserved and outstanding achievement, something that Mili deserves an enormous amount of credit for.

“She was a fantastic pupil to have here at Rydal Penrhos, and her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award is yet further proof of the overall benefits committing yourself to the programme can provide.”

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