Pool and snooker competitions are in great demand, particularly in the autumn term. Sky digital television, especially the sports channels, is extremely popular, and it has been known for the boys to request a change in the time of lunch to coincide with half time in a crucial Premier league match.
A room in Gladstone has been set aside for weights, a treadmill and physical fitness equipment, including a Concept 2 rowing machine. The boys are also proficient at cooking; it is a very important post-prep activity, particularly at weekends.
Comments made by Boarders.
"Boarding is a great experience and adventure. You meet new people and when you start boarding it is such a different environment from home. I have met loads of people since I started boarding when I was 10. Now, 7 years on, I am still at the school. Ruthin is a great school and I share my room with one other lad and we are good mates. There are about 40 lads in the boarding house and we all share everything: the kitchen, the TV, the pool and snooker tables, the showers and the phones."