Margaret Williams reflects on 34 years at Rydal Penrhos
March 2, 2021

Rydal Penrhos is saying goodbye to Margaret Williams after 34 years’ service to the school.

Everyone at Rydal Penrhos would like to wish Margaret Williams the very best of luck after the much-loved staff member is leaving her current role after 34 years at both Prep and Senior schools.

Margaret began at Rydal Penrhos as a dining room assistant within the Prep School, which was initially to cover maternity leave for 12 weeks but eventually lasted more than three decades.

She thoroughly enjoyed her role serving breakfast and suppers for the school’s boarding community, and even turned her hand to help out in the office when required.

Once the school stopped boarding for Prep pupils, Margaret then took on a role at the Senior School in administration part-time and serving suppers, which eventually became a full-time position in the office when Rydal Penrhos’ ambitious plans to build a new Sports Hall and Dining Room came to fruition.

Margaret has seen plenty of changes across the school over the years, but said she will miss the “friendly atmosphere created by the catering and teaching staff”.

One of Margaret’s most treasured memories from her time at Rydal Penrhos were the Prep School Speech Days, which is always one of the highlights of the school calendar even though last year’s event was unable to take place in its normal format due to restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

“We had a lot of fun running backwards and forwards with strawberries & cream, it was like Royal Ascot.”

Now that Margaret is taking a well-deserved break, she plans to spend a lot of time in the garden and looking after her two youngest granddaughters, which is something the departing staff member is very much looking forward to.

Margaret added that she will miss all her colleagues – some of whom she has known for many years – and hopes to catch up with them from time-to-time away from school.

On behalf of everyone at Rydal Penrhos, we would like to thank Margaret for all her hard work and dedication during her long working life at the school and wish all the best moving forward on the next stage of her journey.


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