A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has reached the final of a nationwide business competition
8th September 2016

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has reached the final of a nationwide business competition.

Hannah Patrick, who left the school last year, has reached the finals of the Future Industry Leaders Awards (FILA), thanks to a project completed on work placement with leading technical advisor to the oil and gas industry DNV GL, which is based in Loughborough.

The 20-year-old’s placement involved work with teams that employ specialist software and her entry to FILA is a spreadsheet programme that interfaces with this software to manage the entire process of working with its input data.

She and her fellow finalists will now represent the Midlands at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in London in September, where they will compete for the Year in Industry Leader Award.

This is the latest in a series of success for the former pupil, who has been accepted to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the prestigious Somerville College in Oxford, after achieving 40 points in her International Baccalaureate.

In addition to her gap year work, Hannah also spent a week in Westminster on work experience where she shadowed Clwyd West MP David Jones and his senior secretary Carys Taylor.

During the experience last July Hannah toured the Houses of Parliament, saw debates in both the Lords and the Commons, watched Select Committees, and dealt with enquiries from the constituency alongside Mr Jones.

Acting head Roger McDuff, said:

“This is yet further great news for Hannah, and she deserves a great deal of credit for reaching the final of such a prestigious competition.

“She was a fantastic pupil during her time here and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is extremely proud of all Hannah has and continues to accomplish.”

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