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Head of Sixth Form to embark on 50km charity run around London
4th December 2017

A staff member at Rydal Penrhos will be embarking on a gruelling running challenge for a major project.

Peter Lavery, Head of Sixth Form at the school, will be embarking on a 50 kilometre run to raise funds for this year’s Annual Fund campaign.

The run will take place on Saturday, December 16 and will take in sites such as Wembley Stadium, Canary Wharf and Westminster Abbey, will all funds raised going towards the pupil-led project to renovate the Ferguson Centre.

He said: “I took on the challenge with friends last year Cheshire which included Dr Jim Lewis (Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator) and it grew from there. A friend from university said we should do one in London and idea was born.

“The actual London route is 150km which is stupid, but I feel that 50 is a more realistic target.

“The campaign is huge, we have talked before about this being a pupil-led project and it would brilliant to see their plans come to fruition.

“We have asked the school community to contribute and we now asking the Sixth Form to step up, and I cannot ask that unless I do something myself.

“It is going to be horrific I think, I started training but got to half term and fell ill which knocked sideways, so I have only started training again properly in the last week so it’s a race against time over the next two weeks.”

Mr Lavery was also full of praise for the Sixth Form pupils for their drive and determination display throughout the plans, which aim to transform the Ferguson Centre into a “bright, creative and inspiring space” for the whole Rydal Penrhos community.

“They have used so many different skills, the collaboration and communication has been a prominent part of the process,” he added.

“To watch Morgan (Roberts) stand in-front of the governing body and present their ideas made me so proud, and it is rare to see such composure from a Year 13 pupil.”

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