A Rydal Penrhos Prep School martial artist moved one step closer towards a significant milestone thanks to a recent grading success.
Alexandra Lopez-Moreno, a Year 4 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, has been working exceptionally hard during her free time to improve her Karate skills despite the lack of face-to-face coaching time in the current climate, with COVID-19 continuing to disrupt social and other activities in Wales.
This enabled Alexandra to take her latest grading in front of assessors before ‘fire-break’ lockdown implemented by the Welsh Government began, and she impressed those grading her performance significantly to secure her white-brown belt, which represents a notable achievement for someone so young.
The dedicated pupil is now just a few steps away from reaching a prestigious Black Belt in the discipline, with only her brown-black and white-black belts to go beforehand.
Gaining valuable experiences away from Rydal Penrhos is something that is actively encouraged by the school’s exceptional staff team, which develops skills and confidence that can transition into a classroom environment.
Rydal Penrhos Prep School pupils have a rich history of achievements in Karate, with many of them attending the John Lynn’s Black Belt Martial Arts Academy in Colwyn Bay.
Former Year 6 duo Lucy Ranales-Griffiths, Nathan Richards and Ellie Knight secured their Black Belts recently.
Alexandra has already begun improving her impressive skill set further in the hope of securing even more accolades in the future, something that she is confident of doing at the earliest possible opportunity.
Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer private tours to prospective pupils and their families.