A FORMER Colwyn Bay schoolboy has returned to his roots after securing a teaching position at the place he was once educated.

Rydal Penrhos School revealed that Sean Kitchen has been appointed to a teacher of Physical Education role following a successful interview process, with the new appointment achieving considerable success during his initial time as a member of the school community.

Mr Kitchen, who attended the school from 2007-14, was a hugely influential pupil and secured the position of Deputy Head Boy during his final year.

He was a talented and prolific sportsman, earning national cricket honours with the Welsh youth squad and representing the school on the Hockey and Rugby fields.

In addition to these exploits, Mr Kitchen was also an accomplished skier to further highlight his overall success across a multitude of different sporting environments.

Following the conclusion of his education at the school, Mr Kitchen moved on to the Cardiff Metropolitan University to attain a BSc in Sport and Physical Education, along with a PGCE.

He was also part of the University’s hockey squad.

John Waszek, executive principal of Rydal Penrhos, said: “It is through the staff of the school that our pupils are kept safe in school, are encouraged and enabled to thrive. “Consequently, we attach the greatest importance to our recruitment of teaching and support staff who, individually and collectively, have the biggest impact on the pupils.

“Sean is another successful product of the exceptional academic and co-curricular education we provide here at Rydal Penrhos, and I am extremely confident in his ability to be a massive success in his new role.”