Pupils urged to attend online sessions organised by Darren Millar
January 22, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupils urged to attend online sessions organised by Darren Millar.

Rydal Penrhos Senior School pupils have been invited by Darren Millar, Member of the Senedd for Clwyd West, to attend a series of online sessions to further aid their development during online learning.

Mr Millar, who visited Rydal Penrhos at the start of the academic year to speak about the Senedd with Year 12 pupils, praised the school’s exceptional examination results and also commended Executive Principal John Waszek on recent developments to improve educational standards across all year groups.

The MS has organised a series of talks throughout the spring, which will involve speakers giving a short, engaging presentation followed by an opportunity, where appropriate, for a question and answer session.

Mr Millar, said: “It is my hope that these will give an opportunity for community engagement and different activities for residents of all ages.”

The first of these talks will take place on Friday 29 January from 7-8pm, which is free and will be broadcast on Zoom.

It will feature a representative from Network Rail, who will be providing those in attendance with a short talk on the Conwy Valley Railway Line, detailing the improvement project which was officially completed last year.

The line runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno re-opened on 28 September after Network Rail’s £2.2 million financial outlay to better protect the railway from extreme weather and flooding has been completed.

It was washed away because of flooding twice in the past two years, which has meant lengthy closures for passengers and local communities during extensive repairs.

The improvements to help better protect the vital line have been entirely designed and built by Network Rail and involve the installation of 16,000 tonnes of rock armour alongside almost 2km of railway between Tal y Cafn and Llanrwst.

“The Conwy Valley Line project was a massive infrastructure investment in a very beautiful part of the world,” added Mr Millar.

“This talk may inspire some young aspiring engineers or perhaps encourage some to look at engineering opportunities.”

Anyone who wishes to attend the talk can register their interest by emailing Barbara.baldon@parliament.uk so that details of the Zoom meeting can be sent.

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Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now/