Rydal pupils’ events and success
A PAIR of Rydal Penrhos pupils achieved phenomenal success at a golf event in Scotland.
Louisa Weber, aged 15, and Wilson Reyhan, 18, came away with the Team Nett title at the ISGA Scottish Open, held at the Kings Acre Golf Club, Midlothian.
German Year 11 pupil Louisa also claimed individual honours, securing the Overall Nett competition and the Girl’s Nett/Gross trophy.
Ian Robertson, golf co-ordinator at Rydal Penrhos, said: “This was a very strong field of competitors so for the team to perform as they did was a testament to them and they should be congratulated. Louisa in particular, was superb. She played sensationally well throughout the day and got her rewards, and I’m sure all their success made the long journey home a little shorter.”
Louisa took home the individual nett title after shooting a 77 on the day, a score that was brought down to 62 in accordance with her handicap. She took the crown by four shots, beating individual gross winner Cameron Blair of Loretto into second place.
American Wilson carded an 81 score for his 18-holes, which gave the pair an overall nett total of 134 - enough to take the Overall Nett title from Loretto B, who finished one shot back in second place.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “To come away from any tournament with a winners’ trophy is a fantastic achievement, but to perform as they did so far from home really is a superb effort. We are working hard at Rydal Penrhos to give talented golfers every opportunity to improve on their craft.” PUPILS from two North Wales schools visited Rydal Penrhos as part of Languages Week.
Dozens of children from Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn in Colwyn Bay and Fairholme Prepratory School in St Asaph descended on Rydal for a host of activities as part of the initiative, which was being hosted by head of languages Peter Lavery on Tuesday, September 25.
He said: “It is really important for children to learn just how important learning an additional language can be for them later in life.
“We are very lucky here at Rydal Penrhos to have people from a number of different countries, and we have a dedicated team of staff that are always on hand should you wish to try and learn something new.
“Age really is no barrier when it comes to learning a new language.”
After a series of activities in the Ferguson Centre and Sports Hall, the children were then joined by pupils from Rydal and treated to a French-speaking performance from drama group Flying Theatre entitled “The Tour de France” to finish off the day.
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance by the Yorkshire-based group, and it even included a soaking with a performer mistaking the audience for flowers.
Rydal Penrhos hosts languages event
Louisa Weber and Wilson Reyhan win their ISGA Scottish Open trophies