Senior School newsletter: March 2020
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Foreword from the Head
It has been another busy month here at Rydal Penrhos Senior School.
We announced our ambitious development plan that will see all areas of the school receive a considerable upgrade with substantial investment.
This comes following extensive planning and we are all excited to see the plans gather pace in the coming months.
Our Speech and Drama provision held a hilarious Comedy Night that was a real showcase of acting ability. Well done to all pupils involved and enormous thanks must, of course, go to Mrs Bloomfield, who nurtures the pupils and encourages them to give of their best.
Joint Deputy Head girl, Tallulah Batley, attained her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, after successfully completing the assessment process, and she will now go to St James’s Palace later this year to collect her accolade.
The Golf Academy programme continues to go from strength-to-strength with a number of national achievements, with Rydal Penrhos recognised as the top independent golfing school in the country. They will represent Wales at the ISGA Home Internationals competition and we wish the team the very best of luck.
The school’s new Peer Mentor team have already made a lasting impression in their new roles as they assist younger pupils with support and guidance, and the Time to Talk Assembly gave a strong message regarding the importance of wellbeing and mental health in education.
Our Combined Cadet Force initiative continues to thrive, with a number of exciting activities, with each pupil getting a tremendous amount out of the experience to date. Planning is now well underway for the Summer Camp.
We are all now looking ahead to next term, with some high-profile events; Speech Day, Sports Day and the Junior Drama Club production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, to name but a few. All of these opportunities would not be possible without the tireless commitment of our teaching and support staff, who go above and beyond the call of duty to give our pupils the best education possible.
Mrs S A Harding
Senior School Head
RP's exciting development plans
Rydal Penrhos has announced exciting plans to significantly develop all areas of the school with substantial investment.
The school’s Governing Body announced the landmark proposals on Monday, February 10, which will transform the Nursery, Prep and Senior sites to provide a 21st century education for pupils and lay the foundations for a successful long-term future.
These include the construction of a new Prep School and Nursery. Further details will be revealed in due course once the development’s plans have been finalised.
A large investment at the senior school site is also part of the strategic development plan, which will see classrooms receive full refurbishment, science laboratories upgraded and modern Information Technology systems installed.
Rydal Penrhos performing arts provision will receive a boost with Art and Drama suites will also enjoy a makeover as part of the proposals.
The school’s Governing Body is also looking into a pre-University residential Sixth Form Centre, which will aid Year 12 and 13 with their transition to higher education.
Rydal Penrhos also has big plans for its picturesque New Field area that involves a noteworthy upgrade of the Pavilion, and increased parking on site.
Another of improvement is the planned construction of a second all-weather surface within the school grounds for football, tennis, netball and hockey, which will further enhance Rydal Penrhos’ class-leading facilities in a sporting environment.
This announcement comes following the recent refurbishment of the school’s Swimming Pool site and Donald Hughes Memorial Hall in recent months.
Julian Barnes, Chairman of Governors at Rydal Penrhos, said: “In drawing these exciting plans together, the views of parents, staff and pupils have been most helpful in assisting our decision-making.
“The plans are aimed at enhancing a school that is fully-equipped for many generations of Rydal Penrhos pupils to come, one which will enable us to continue to deliver our values.
“The Governing Body is committed to the delivery of these significant developments by lending its full support to the management team.”
May date announced
Details of Rydal Penrhos’ latest Pre-School, Prep, Senior and Sixth Form Open Morning event have been announced.
The school will be welcoming prospective pupils and their families, giving them a first-hand opportunity to see for themselves what goes on during a typical day at the school.
It will take place on Saturday, May 2 from 10am to 12.30pm, and all visitors will meet at the Sixth Form Ferguson Centre on Combermere Road before making the trip to their area of interest.
Among the highlights of the Open Afternoon will be individual tours of the school with pupil tour guides.
There will be a chance to speak with teaching and admissions staff, current parents and alumni to get a broader perspective of the day-to-day life of a pupil, the curriculum and pastoral care.
Anyone wishing to book their place at the Open Afternoon, or for more information, contact admissions officer Jenny Marsden on 01492 530155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can book your place online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/open-days-visits/.
Rydal Penrhos has announced plans for its annual Speech Day events later this year.
The school will hold the festivities over three days during the summer term and will take on a new format in terms of timings.
The Year 11-13 Speech Day will take place in the refurbished Donald Hughes Memorial Hall on Thursday, May 7 from 6pm, which will be followed by a buffet and other refreshments for all pupils and parents in the Quad.
Rydal Penrhos’ Year 7-10 Speech Day event is set for Friday, June 26, again from 6pm in the Memorial Hall, with the Pre-School, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 occasion taking place from 2pm on Thursday, July 2 at the same venue.
There will be an afternoon tea for pupils and family members following the event, and the final Speech Day sees Years 3-6 take centre stage in the Memorial Hall on Thursday, July 2 from 6pm.
"The school wants to organise this important event at a time that is convenient for parents and pupils but most importantly, at a time that does not interfere with important national examinations.
Consequently, senior staff have been reviewing these various elements and have agreed that this year’s Speech Day events will take place over three days, two for the Senior School and one for the Prep School."
D of E
Tallulah achieves Gold Award
A determined Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos has been acknowledged for her exceptional co-curricular commitment with a high-profile honour.
Tallulah Batley, a Year 13 pupil at the school, has successfully completed her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award following a strenuous assessment process.
The joint Deputy Head Girl managed to secure the prestigious distinction under the expert guidance of programme co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis to ensure she adds her name to the long list of success stories emanating from Rydal Penrhos.
In order to achieve the accolade, Tallulah had to take part in gruelling expeditions under testing conditions along with other candidates, and she will now attend a ceremony at St James’ Palace later this year with other successful pupils from across the country to receive her award.
She formally received her coveted Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award badge at Rydal Penrhos weekly Celebration Chapel on Friday, January 31.
Mrs Harding, said: “Tallulah has spent the entirety of her secondary school education at Rydal Penrhos, and for her to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award is a truly exceptional achievement."
New team revealed
Rydal Penrhos School is delighted to announce its Peer new Mentor team for the current academic year.
After hopefuls went through an assessment process to judge their suitability for the role, a 20-strong group were selected by staff members following a highly successful trial period.
The team will be on hand to lend support to younger members of the school community throughout the year, while also contributing to a large number of specially organised events for Year 7 pupils, designed to improve confidence, group cohesion and team spirit within the group.
Holly Battersby, Keira Bonnington, Orla McGagh, Sam Jones, Iestyn Williams, Brona Richardson, Matt Fiorita, Niamh Hall and Bijou Rajagopal are the Year 13 team members that will assist during the final stages of their school life.
Kevin Farrell, Morgan Kendall, Richard Wolfendale and Tegid Goodman-Jones are the Year 12 representatives, and a number of Year 11 pupils have been offered the responsibility for the first time.
Shruthi Ganapathi, Bella Rutherford, Isobel Rogerson, Emily Madden, Sophie Williams, Tasnim Mortuzan and Noone Abdalla secured Peer Mentor positions to round off the contingent.
Mrs Harding, said: “This year’s Peer Mentor team have all contributed significantly to the school’s outstanding success in recent years, and they are going to be a great source of inspiration younger members of the school community looking to make their own mark on Rydal Penrhos life."
Rydal Penrhos’ Combined Cadet Force took part in a specialist training session with another regional company.
The school’s enthusiastic contingent made the short trip to the Army Reserve Centre of D Company, 3 Royal Welsh prior to the half term break, where they got to grips with a number of different weapons used in combat.
This was an introduction to the weapons system they will be using following the break during a training weekend with the 160 Brigade Cadet Training Team at Kinmel Park.
It has been an academic year to remember for the CCF group so far, which has gone from strength to strength since its inception under the expert leadership of Alun Brown and Phil Hilton.
Mrs Harding, said: “Our Combined Cadet Force got a tremendous amount from their visit Army Reserve Centre of D Company, 3 Royal Welsh.
“CCF has been an exceptional addition to our enrichment provision."
Knowledge boosted on Mosque visit
The Year 11 GCSE Religious Studies contingent took a worthwhile trip to the Llandudno Junction Mosque on Wednesday, February 5, which proved hugely beneficial for their learning ahead of a busy series of examinations in the coming months.
The visit began with Imam Mohamed greeted the group and gave us them tour of the impressive facility.
Imam Mohamed spoke in depth regarding the origins and the significance of the Qur'an, which is the central religious text of Islam that Muslims believe to be a revelation from God.
Those in attendance also got the opportunity to ask the Imam some questions that they had prepared during a recent classroom lesson on the lead-up to the visit.
These questions varied from what made him choose to be an Imam, what relations were like locally between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims, and some specific issues around Quranic teaching.
Rev’d Sissons, said: “As always the Imam was knowledgeable and gracious in his responses and everyone felt they had benefited from the conversation.
“We greatly value our connection with the local Muslim community and visits like this enhance our learning tremendously and really make our understanding of Islam come alive.”
Summer performance announced
Aspiring performing artists are being invited to audition for a high-profile summer production at Rydal Penrhos.
The Drama Club will be portraying William Shakespeare’s classic tale ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in June.
This is available for Year 7-10 pupils and once all roles have been cast, they will take part in a serious of rehearsals to hone their skills ahead of the big performance.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta (the former queen of the Amazons).
There include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.
The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
Miss Earle, who will be heading the production, said: “We have a tremendous amount of pupils that have a superb ability to perform on stage, and this is going to ensure our version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is going to something not to be missed.”
Speech & Drama
Hilarious Comedy Night held
A host of pupils entertained a large crowd at the Memorial Hall during a Speech and Drama Comedy Night, which took place on Wednesday, February 12.
Safa Maqsood and Violet Roberts kicked off proceedings with Mrs Bloomfield, before Sixth Former Harry Hackman hosted a talk show with ‘Kim Kardashian’ Nishita Koushik.
Year 7 trio Keira Luke, Sophie Edwards and Gracie Tavernor’s ‘Grannies Go Wild’ was another notable highlight, with Lili Northcott, Jasmin Lewis and Sophie Madden performing two ‘Lulu and Harry’ sketches from the Harry Enfield programme.
A tremendous Victorian sketch entitled ‘Mama Gives Chase’ saw Isabel Stubbings, Sophie Hall and India Livingstone showcase their incredible talent on stage, and the duo of Molly Alefounder and Olivia Williams contributing significantly with a superb ‘Trouble at the Undertaker’s’.
The chemistry on stage with Lily Davies, Ada Vonbank, Ruby Merrick and Eve Durrans was one of the standout features of the evening, and the first half concluded with efforts from Isabella Peever, Will Rutherford, public speaker Manson Lo and a police invasion from Llion Morris, Will Tavernor and Dylan Lloyd-Bloom.
After the interval saw Pippa Roberts, Maggie McDuff, Safa and Violet perform sketches, with Harry and Nishita also taking the stage again for a ‘Tim Nice but Dim’ sketch from Harry Enfield.
Year 7 performers stole the show with their ‘Rydal Penrhos Sports Day’ effort, and Abdul Khurram performed ‘Kidnapped at Christmas’ by late stand-in India.
Emily Jones a Noah Lewis’ ‘Trouble at the Restaurant’ was an incredible piece of storytelling, and Sophie Madden, Emma Hackman, Lili and Jasmin wowed the audience with their ‘Tottingham’ sketch from Catherine Tate.
The evening’s penultimate performance came from the hilarious trio Harrison McKinnel, Ben Alefounder and Philo Rosek, with Ella Northcott, Isabella and Tedi Holden closing out a hugely successful event with ‘The Pearly Gates’.
Time to Talk
Sixth Form hold awareness assembly
Rydal Penrhos’ Health and Wellbeing Committee spoke in front of the entire senior school on Thursday, February 6 on the importance of Time to Talk Day.
Head Girl Millie Collins, Head Boy Ioan Peake-Jones, Harry Hackman, Tallulah Batley, Cerys Cuddihy, Richard Wolfendale, Bijou Rajagopal and Sydney Van Den Broeck spoke about the significance of Time to Talk and urged those who are having problems to speak with their peers, to older members of the Rydal Penrhos community or teaching staff.
A video was shown surrounding the campaign, which promotes talking honestly and openly about mental health issues.
Rydal Penrhos has strong pastoral structures within the school, with the additional layer of support provided by school counsellor, Tracey Boothby.
Reverend Nick Sissons also lends a key support from a spiritual, emotional and pastoral perspective, with Alison Hind overseeing this framework as Head of Pastoral Care.
Pupil's hair chop for charity
Luiza Gratton had 9.5 inches of her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust, which will be used to make wigs for young girls across the country who are fighting cancer.
This is a cause that is very close to the Sixth Form pupil’s heart, with Luiza actively volunteering for the girl guiding community in Llanddulas for a number of years.
She assists at the Rainbows and Brownies meeting within the community as she works towards her Young Leaders’ Award.
Luiza, who is a year younger than her peers after joining Rydal Penrhos Senior School aged ten, is also a very strong academic, a talented artist and has made the transition to the Sixth Form community exceptionally well since the start of the academic year.
"This is a marvellous gesture from Luiza and one that is in keeping with her overall character.
She is always doing her upmost to help others and do whatever she can to help those in need, and this obviously means a lot to her given the fantastic volunteer work she is currently doing with the Llanddulas Rainbows and Brownies group."
Parkrun triumph ahead of charity run
Morgan Kendall finished first overall in a 5km Conwy Parkrun by clocking an impressive time of 18 minutes and 20 seconds.
This represents another notable achievement in adult competition for the pupil, who has registered for the Milton Keynes Half Marathon on May 3 in aid of Cancer Research UK.
This is the earliest he can compete at an event of this kind and coincides with his 17th birthday.
The keen runner is already working hard on his fitness levels after setting himself an initial target time of one hour, 35 minutes for his debut run.
Morgan has already raised more than £550 for the national charity so far and he will test his endurance at this weekend’s Nick Beer Memorial 10km race in Llandudno on Sunday, February 9.
A post on Morgan’s JustGiving page, read: “Running has been one of my biggest passions for a few years now and I always like to have a goal, whether it be a new PB or a milestone.
“On May 3, I turn 17 and it marks just over five years since my dad, Stuart Kendall, was diagnosed with cancer. As a result, I would like to run the Milton Keynes Half Marathon not only for him, not only for personal goals and ambitions but also for people who have or will have cancer in their lifetimes.”
Anyone wishing to donate to Morgan’s fundraising efforts can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/morgankendall.
News from former pupils
The Royal Air Force Rugby Union will celebrate their centenary by honouring one of Rydal Penrhos’ greatest ever graduates.
Cardiff Blues will take on the RAF in the inaugural Bleddyn Williams Challenge at the Arms Park on Saturday, May 9, which will see men and women take the field in separate contests.
Williams, who attended Rydal School on a scholarship from a recommendation by Wilf Wooller, is regarded as one of Wales’ most gifted rugby players and was dubbed ‘The Prince of Centres’.
He attended Rydal from 14-18 years-old before earning legendary status playing in the blue and black of Cardiff RFC during the 1940s and 50s.
He captained the British Lions on their tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1950 and famously led both Cardiff and Wales to victory over the All Blacks in 1953.
During World War Two, Williams trained as a fighter pilot and later became a glider pilot, taking part in the famous Operation VARSITY.
Throughout the war years, he continued to excel at rugby both for Great Britain and the RAF.
Williams played 283 games for Cardiff and formed a formidable and world famous midfield partnership with Dr Jack Matthews, he also served as president of both Cardiff RFC and Cardiff Athletic Club.
He was the rugby union correspondent for The Sunday People for three decades following his retirement, was awarded an MBE in 2005 and died in 2009.
Rydal Penrhos holds the Bleddyn Williams Trophy over Founders’ Weekend, which is a round-robin rugby tournament featuring former pupils.
A former pupil attended a lavish royal ceremony to collect a high-profile outdoor education award.
Becky Lawton, who left the school in 2018, travelled to St James’ Palace and received her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
The 20-year-old worked exceptionally hard throughout the thriving scheme during their time at Rydal Penrhos and completed the final stages of the award in her own time after leaving the school.
Becky made a lasting impression at Rydal Penrhos after arriving as a Year 6 pupil in 2010, with the former pupil excelling in Art and Sport on her way to some outstanding A-level results and is now studying Psychology at the University of Durham.
She adds her name to the lost list of pupils that have achieved the same feat, with current Year 13 pupil Tallulah Batley recently attaining the prestigious accolade.
Mrs Harding, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Becky was able to enjoy a well-deserved day at the Palace after successfully coming through her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award with flying colours.
A former Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos achieved a significant milestone during an RGC Indigo Group Premiership fixture.
Danny Cross, who left the school in 2015, became the latest to make 100 appearances for the Gogs’ in their 15-15 home draw against Carmarthen Quins at Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay.
Cross is one of the RGC Academy’s most successful products after coming through the ranks at Rydal Penrhos, before moving on to study Sports Science at Bangor University.
He was widely regarded as one of the best young prospects anywhere in the country as a teenager thanks to a series of exceptional display for the Gogs, which earned him international recognition with the Wales U20 squad during their 2015 Six Nations campaign.
The versatile player has played a leading role in RGC’s rise to prominence from the league pyramid to the top-flight despite suffering a number of significant injuries that have hampered his progress over the years.
In addition to his exploits with the Wales U20 side, Cross also turned out for the national youth side’s U18 squad during a high-profile tour of South Africa.
This saw Cross contribute against South Africa Schools, Italy, and South Africa A to further enhance his growing reputation.
Cross is most adept operating at centre and has played a leading role at the fly-half position when called upon.
A former Rydal Penrhos pupil will be headlining two major festivals this summer with a chart-topping band.
Rob Hall is a drummer with indie sensations Catfish and the Bottlemen, who formed in Llandudno and have achieved a significant amount of success nationally and across the globe.
The group will be one of four main headline acts at this year’s Tramlines Festival alongside Ian Brown, Madness and Dizzee Rascal.
Following its first-ever sell out in 2019 and subsequently receiving the UK Festival Award for best metropolitan festival, Tramlines returns to Hillsborough Park from July 31 to August 2.
It promises to be a busy weekend for the Bottlemen, who will also headline Truck Festival that same weekend alongside Bombay Bicycle Club and The Kooks in Steventon, Oxfordshire.
They are currently in the middle of a European tour and have built their ever-growing popularity in Australia, Japan and the United States of America in recent months.
They boast a UK number one album and BRIT Award during an incredible rise to prominence.
Mr Williams, said: “Rob has been a huge part of the rise of Catfish and the Bottlemen and it promises to be another massive summer for them on the festival scene.
“Having successful former pupils doing so well in a mainstream setting serves as a great inspiration to those currently learning at Rydal Penrhos who are looking to follow in their footsteps.”
Chocolate Bingo date announced
In the latest of a series of fundraising drives by the Friends of Rydal Penrhos committee, an Easter Chocolate Bingo evening will take place on Friday, March 27 in the Senior Dining Hall.
The cost of the evening will be £1 for three games, and there will also be a special bonus game which will be an additional £1 with the prize of a fantastic Easter Egg Hamper up for grabs.
There will be a host of other chocolate treats to be won throughout the event, and all funds raised will go towards supporting projects across the school’s Prep and Senior sites.
Doors will open at 3.30pm and there will also be a raffle held on the night in addition to refreshments.
The committee will once again be requesting donations of Easter Eggs for the bingo and raffle, and there will also be a collection that will be donated to Action for Children.
All proceeds will go towards Rydal Penrhos’ ongoing charity work in Uganda, with the school recently making a significant donation to another education construction project.
Anyone wishing to donate Easter eggs can do so by dropping them into either prep or senior school receptions, and for more information contact Sarah James at SJames@rydalpenrhos.com.
Northern Match Play title defended!
Adrian Lewis, Charley Simpson and Reuben Bather formed the squad that took on Newcastle Grammar School in the ISGA Northern Match Play Final, a title they won in 2019.
Wales U18 youth international Reuben managed to get Rydal Penrhos off to a positive start with a dramatic 2 & 1 victory after another standout round from the promising youngster.
This was followed by an outstanding performance from Adrian, who went into the 18th one up and unleashed a sensational drive that enabled him to pull further clear at the death to secure a 2-up triumph.
Rounding off the individual contests was Wales U14 national champion Charley, who was also taken to the final hole by his opponent before eventually winning 2up after holding his nerve to make it a clean sweep for Rydal Penrhos in a 3-0 overall win.
The trio will now test their skills against the best young golfers in the country at the ISGA National Match Play Championships, which will take place at Formby Hall in Liverpool later this year, after retaining their northern area crown.
Adrian, Charley and Reuben are ranked in the ISGA’s top 25 national rankings following a series of exceptional results in recent months.
French U20 squad train at RP
The school welcomed France U20s on Thursday, February 20, where they were put through their paces on the all-weather surface ahead of their Six Nations encounter against Wales at Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay on Friday.
The French side are looking to go one better this time around after finishing second behind eventual champions Ireland in 20`9, missing out on top spot by nine points after winning three and losing two of their five contests.
This is not the first time a French squad has used Rydal Penrhos’ outstanding facilities in the lead-up to a fixture, with the formidable women’s squad also taking part in a coaching session at the school last year.
Mrs Harding, said: “We were delighted to welcome the French squad for their training session, which outlines the standard of our sporting facilities here at Rydal Penrhos.
“They play a huge part in our aspiring athletes reaching their respective goals, with organisations such as Cricket Wales, the MCC Hub and local clubs also using our facility during the season.”
Cameron makes Wales squad
Cameron Shaw has earned a call-up to the Welsh Triathlon squad for the second consecutive year.
This represents a significant accomplishment from the teenager, who has secured a wealth of outstanding successes in a competitive environment over the campaign.
A standout showing at the Urdd National Swimming Gala saw Cameron defy the odds in the 100-metre freestyle race to claim a silver medal, and he recently secured qualification to the Welsh Schools’ Cross-Country Championships following a superb performance at the Eryri qualifier.
Cameron ended the season on a high with two notable victories at the Aberystwyth Junior Triathlon last month, and he followed this up by crossing the line first at the Chester Junior Triathlon.
He will join up with other senior squad members this week at a training camp to develop their skills further.
Owen signs extension at North Wales champions Bangor
Rydal Penrhos’ first XI cricket captain Owen Reilly has committed to North Wales League Premier Division champions Bangor for the upcoming campaign.
The talented teenager joined the set-up last year from Pwllheli and made an instant impact, playing a leading role in their title triumph.
Owen opened the batting from the outset and averaged 32.46 from 18 innings’ that included a season best score of 64 not out against Denbigh.
He also opened the bowling despite his tender age, claiming 19 wickets at the expense of 22.58, which also saw Owen claim his first ever five-wicket haul (5-26) in their encounter against Gresford.
This fine form has also caught the attention of national selectors, with the Sixth Former part of the Wales U18 squad that participated in a series of T20 fixtures against English county opposition.
The senior captain also earned a call-up to a Wales select XI that will test their skills against Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s later this year.
He has achieved 849 runs in 74 innings’ at senior level competition and has 82 wickets to his name at an average of 23.4.
Five reach national finals
The school’s squad produced a standout effort at the Eryri Cross-Country Championships on Wednesday, February 5, which saw them test their endurance against the best young runners in the region.
Year 7 pupil Freddie Barrington-Chance continued his exceptional recent run of form with another strong performance in the Sub-Junior Boys category, finishing in second position to book his place.
There was further cause for celebration in the form of Fflur Piece, who also qualified from the Sub-Junior Girls event after coming in fourth.
Cameron Shaw is another that has enjoyed a wealth of athletics achievement in recent months, and his eighth spot in the Middle Boys competition ensured his place in the nationals.
Sixth Form duo Morgan Kendall and Harri Jackson will also represent Eryri in the showcase after crossing the line in fourth and fifth respectively in the Senior Boys event.
Each qualifier will now begin preparations ahead of the Welsh Cross-Country Championships in Brecon next month as they go in search of further accolades.
There were plenty of other encouraging performances from the Rydal Penrhos squad, with Year 7 pair Freddie MacLaverty and Keira Luke coming 20th and 27th respectively in the Sub-Junior section.
Josh Peevor finished a creditable 16th in the Middle Boys category, with sister Isabella Peevor also performing well on her way to 25th in the Junior Girls race.
Another determined performance saw Emily Stubbings secure 21st in the Middle Girls competition to round off another eye-catching overall event.