Jessica & Sara attend Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award ceremony at St James’ Palace
October 3, 2019

Two former pupils attended a lavish royal ceremony to formally collect a high-profile award.

Jessica Maudsley and Sara Owen, who left the school in 2018, travelled to St James’ Palace on Wednesday, October 2, where they picked up their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

The pair worked exceptionally hard throughout the thriving scheme during their time at Rydal Penrhos and completed the final stages of the award in their own time after leaving the school.

They now add themselves to the long list of pupils that have successfully secured Gold at Rydal Penrhos, which has seen a plethora of candidates achieve their objectives in recent years.

Sara is now studying Medicine at King’s College London after overcoming significant adversity to attain some exceptional A Level results, and Jessica is also thriving at university after ending a successful time at Rydal Penrhos in the role of Prefect.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “This was deserved recognition for the exceptional distinction achieved by Jessica and Sara, who displayed a tremendous work ethic across their academic studies and extra-curricular activities during their time here at Rydal Penrhos.

“Our Duke of Edinburgh programme as really gone from strength-to-strength since we introduced it, and that is down in no small part to the outstanding commitment shown by co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis and our incredible pupils.”