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New Head Boy and Head Girl at Rydal Penrhos

Alex Benfield and Olivia Williams will be Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2017/18 year

Posted by Lucinda Reid | June 12, 2017 | People, policy, politics

A new Head Boy and Head Girl have been appointed at Rydal Penrhos ahead of the next academic year.

The school revealed that Alex Benfield and Olivia Williams have been given the responsibility for the 2017/18 year, with Headmaster Simon Smith officially making the announcement during the recent Speech Day festivities.

Head Girl Olivia, aged 17, has become a huge asset to the Rydal Penrhos community and achieved no fewer than six A* grades at GCSE, while also securing four A’s and a Distinction in further Mathematics.

In addition to this, the Edwards House boarder has also made a number of impressive performances as part of the school’s Dramatic Society, with her efforts in both To Kill a Mockingbird and Annie the Musical drawing widespread praise.

Upper Sixth pupil Alex was part of the First XV rugby side that went on to secure the Cheshire Plate in fine style this season, and his strong academic efforts saw him gain one A*, seven As and a B in his GCSE examinations both last summer and as a Year 10 pupil.

Simon Smith, said: “In a rigorous, and very competitive process Alex and Olivia ultimately stood out above their very impressive peers as a Head Boy and Head Girl who embody those values of learning effectively, leading successfully and listening respectfully which we seek to develop in all our pupils. Their achievements, thus far, speak for themselves and they have enormous potential to help shape the role further to the benefit of all our pupils. I very much looking forward to working with them.”

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