Rydal Penrhos pupil Ruby Lewis has taken to the skies as part of her ongoing development with a local Air Cadets unit.
We are always thrilled to hear about Rydal Penrhos pupils pursuing their interests and passions away from school. This forms a key part of their overall development across a wide range of different fields, which is something our outstanding staff team actively encourages from an early age.
The school looks to ignite these through an exceptional curriculum and comprehensive extra-curricular programme, which includes outdoor education initiatives such as the Combined Cadet Force and Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
One pupil who has thrived since joining Rydal Penrhos is Ruby Lewis. The pupil is about to embark on the final year of her GCSE studies during the next academic year, has loved becoming a member of the school community and her confidence is improving all the time.
Ruby was part of the contingent that attended the school’s Careers Pathway Evening before the summer break, which was informative and covered a number of important areas from some successful figures throughout various industries.
She was particularly inspired by the talk given by the pilot from Anglesey. This is in keeping with Ruby’s involvement with a local Air Cadets group after deciding to join in 2018.
Now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased and activities are returning to normal, Ruby has wasted no time progressing encouragingly within the Air Cadets, with the pupil even taking to the skies in a glider and small plane alongside a qualified pilot at RAF Cosford.
This included some daring moves such as loop-the-loops and side rolls, which was not for the faint of heart but something Ruby accomplished in impressive fashion.
She attends parades regularly and was recently part of the baton lighting for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Ruby’s dream is to join the RAF upon leaving Rydal Penrhos and everyone is enormously proud of her fierce determination to make this goal a reality.