Sports Day 2022: Incredible occasion on New Field
June 6, 2022

As pupils strived for valuable house points at the school’s annual 2022 Sports Day extravaganza, Rydal Penrhos was a hive of activity.

One of the most enjoyable occasions on the Rydal Penrhos calendar signalled the end of the half-term break as pupils from Pre-School to Sixth Form descended on the school’s exceptional New Field for Sports Day 2022. The event was greeted by glorious sunshine and a huge number of family members also took time out of their busy schedules to lend support to the festivities.

This involved meticulous planning from staff in the lead-up to the event, with pupils also demonstrating the house spirit that makes Rydal Penrhos such a close-knit community and an amazing place to learn.

Pre-School, Pre-Prep and Prep pupils were first to compete in various competitions. These ranged from the more traditional races such as sprints and long-distance to special challenges such as the sack and egg and spoon races.

After a hugely competitive morning of action, Brecon House emerged as the overall winners, with Snowdon House and Pembroke House also contributing significantly during a thoroughly entertaining Sports Day for those in Pre-School to Year 6.

It was then the turn of Senior pupils to strut their stuff on New Field, which brought some truly exceptional individual performances and a deserved house triumph for Osborn.

Jonathan Osbourne enhanced his growing reputation with victory in the 100 metres for Morgan House after crossing the line in 11.17 seconds, with Charlotte Payne of Wesley House coming away with the girls’ 100m championship in 14.08 seconds.

The Rydal Penrhos Mile is always one of the most anticipated events of Sports Day and this year proved to be no different. Gabriel Speakman turned in a fabulous performance for Wesley House to secure the Overall and Boys’ Mile title with a time of six minutes, two seconds, following in the footsteps of brother Zach who also won this race in previous years.

Lily Copeland proved that age is no barrier, with the Year 8 pupil blazing a trail across the course to win the Girls’ Mile category in an impressive time of six minutes, 19 seconds.

It proved to be a Sports Day littered with accomplishments for Lily, who also scooped the 800 metres, the discus, and produced a sensational relay effort to come away with a well-deserved Junior Girls’ Championship as a result of her outstanding commitment throughout.

The Junior Boys’ title went to Freddie MacLaverty, who won the 800 metres and 200-metre events to secure the accolade in fine fashion.

Gabriel was one of the standout performers on the day. In addition to his Rydal Penrhos Mile success, he was also the fastest Year 10 pupil in the 100 metres and won the 200m and 800m events en route to a convincing Senior Boys’ championship.

In the Senior Girls’ category, Isabella Peevor came away in the top spot thanks in no small part to her victories in the discus and javelin.

Following the Sports Day, pupils, staff and parents came together for a special Jubilee Picnic before heading off on their well-deserved half-term break.

On behalf of everyone at Rydal Penrhos, we would like to congratulate everyone that participated and thank those who came along to support us.

Rydal Penrhos Pre-School and Pre-Prep Sports Day

Rydal Penrhos Prep Sports Day

Rydal Penrhos Senior Sports Day


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