Rydal Penrhos pupil Nestor standing for Welsh Youth Parliament
November 10, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupil Nestor Pento is looking for a place on the Welsh Youth Parliament and needs your vote!

Our pupils at Rydal Penrhos are extremely conscious of the world around them. Their keen interest in various important topics such as the environment, politics and even community developments make them better-rounded individuals who thrive in and out of the classroom.

This is something Rydal Penrhos actively encourages, with activities such as Debate Club and the Model United Nations forming a ley part of the school’s thriving extra-curricular provision, giving pupils a platform to express their opinions in a relaxed setting.

However, one pupil is looking to go one step further and earn a place within the Welsh Youth Parliament.

Nestor Pento, who is a Year 8 pupil at the school, is up for election as the potential Clwyd West representative and voting is now open until Monday 22 November.

Nestor is focusing his attention on three key topics in pursuit of gaining the support needed to emerge victoriously. These are health, the environment, and the media.

In his candidate statement published on the official Welsh Youth Parliament website, Nestor said: “Wales is a country with a long history and a language full of culture and beauty.

“As my favourite type of music is Classical music, one of my favourite Welsh composers is Karl Jenkins. His Requiem is a breath-taking piece that I really love listening to.

“One of my concerns is that there should be less waiting time at the A&E. Another of my concerns is that Wales is being littered every day. This means that wild animals and habitats are being hurt.”

Nestor is also lending his support to a newspaper specifically for young people, enabling them to “promote their ideas no matter what”.

“Your opinion is always heard and respected,” he added.

“I would be a good Welsh Youth Member because I want to help the Welsh community.”

Anyone wishing to vote for Nestor can do so at this link. We wish him the very best of luck.


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.