RP Reflects: Prep School head boy Rupert
January 28, 2020

My name is Rupert Barrington Chance and I’m head boy at Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School. I joined in Year 4 and settled in well.

Being head boy is a privilege because I get to do things other children might not get the opportunity to do.

I looked up to Ellis Lister-Brookes, the last head boy, because he did everything correctly and was an all-round good person.

I hope that people look up to me like I look up to Ellis.

When I started at Rydal Penrhos all the teachers were kind to me and if I ever needed help they would be there straightaway.

Rydal Penrhos School is good because they do out of ordinary things and make being at school really good fun.

Being head boy, to me, is a great achievement but in my class everyone is treated the same and that’s what I like the most.

No one person in my class is more superior than the other. The teachers always help if you’re worried or upset and are always there for you.

Everyone is equal.

Some of my best memories have to be when we went on a residential trip to Llanrug, the play in Year 4 and the pantomime last Christmas.

I once got lost for a whole lesson in Year 4 and ended up in the art room when I was meant to be in ICT. I was found by a Year 5 pupil and was soon re-united with my class.

I lead the School Council (along with Fleur). It is very active and we are always thinking of stuff to improve the school.

The teachers here really listen to the children. I hope that in the future someone will be as proud as I am to be head boy.