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Rydal Penrhos: Finlay completes first 10km run
June 3, 2020

A determined Rydal Penrhos pupil drew inspiration from a recent faculty-led challenge to achieve a notable milestone recently.

Finlay Perry, a Year 7 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, took on one of the tasks outlined in the Health and Wellbeing Challenge digital document in pursuit of securing a personal best distance when out on his daily exercise.

This was something that Finlay took on with his customary drive and will, which resulted in the aspiring endurance runner clocking his first ever 10km run.

Finlay completed the run, which stretched from Penmaenmawr to Llanfairfechan, in one hour, seven minutes, which represents a significant achievement from the pupil.

Rydal Penrhos school’s Health and Wellbeing faculty have set out various challenges for pupils of all ages and centres on the five steps to wellbeing model.

Physical Education teacher Sean Kitchen has also been producing a series of fitness videos during the coronavirus pandemic, to encourage staff, pupils and parents to stay active during the lockdown.

Sally-Ann Harding, senior school head of Rydal Penrhos, said: “This was a fantastic effort from Finlay and one that he can be very proud of.

“Given the recent fine weather we have been enjoying here on the North Wales coast, running ten kilometres in stifling heat is a tremendous feat for someone so young.

“Our Health and Wellbeing faculty have been very busy with their online learning and providing additional challenges for our pupils, and their latest document will be available this Friday.”

Keep an eye on the school’s social media accounts later this week for the next set of Health and Wellbeing Challenges.