Rydal Penrhos: Isabel joins fight against coronavirus
May 14, 2020

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has been volunteering her services to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Isabel Demel, who attended Rydal Penrhos from 2015-17, is a medical student at King’s College London, has been giving up her time to work with hospital staff both in the United Kingdom and in her native country of Germany throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

The 20-year-old is currently volunteering in an intensive care unit at one of Munich’s university hospitals, with universities across the country currently on shutdown due to social distancing measures implemented by the government.

Isabel, said: “King’s College London’s associated trusts are Guys & St Thomas Hospital and Kings College Hospital.

“I have been working first in the UK and am currently volunteering in intensive care in one of Munich’s university hospital as part of the COVID-19 crisis, which has been very tough.

“I hope everyone is well and safe and I can come up for a visit to Rydal Penrhos sometime very soon.”

The former Rydal Penrhos pupil was one of the real success stories from the school’s International Baccalaureate programme, with Isabel ending her academic studies with a phenomenal final mark of 44 out of a possible 45.

She held the position of Prefect during her final year of Sixth Form life and left a huge impact on all areas of the school.

Senior School head Sally-Ann Harding, added: “We are amazed by what Isabel is doing to help against the coronavirus pandemic during what is an incredibly stressful time for emergency services across the globe.

“She was a remarkable young woman during her time at Rydal Penrhos and it is no surprise to see her thriving as a medical student.

“Everyone at the school is enormously proud of her and wish Isabel the very best of luck during the remainder of her volunteering during Covid-19.”