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THE PACKWOODIAN

Front row: Isabelle Shannon, Sam Timpson, Ellie Letts, Hugo Davies, Mrs Smith-Langridge, Mr Smith-Langridge, Olivia Ryley, Louis Graham, Amelia Farmer, Jack Yeoward

Row 5: Henry Weir, William Kimberley, Mary Brown, James Miles, Heath Rosselli, Judah Wainwright, Edward Forde-Johnston, Nacho Calbeto Llopart, Alex Barry, Will Tate, Sebastian Marmont, Memie Sripen, Will Waterhouse, Finnley Parr, Tim Antelo, Ted Evans

Row 4: Freddie Cox, James Pickering, Angus Hill-Trevor, Jago Ainslie, James Mainwaring, Gorn Namchittai

Row 3: Johnny Cunningham, Isabel Morris, Mair GriďŹƒth, Honor Grigg, Garret Healy

Back row: Dan Richardson, Frank Zhang, Fred Dollar Row 2: Mathilde Siraudin, Madeleine Bousquet, Eliza Blackham, Poppy Stephens

The 2017 Leavers

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Contents

Academics

The Headmaster

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Packwood Acorns

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Happy Faces/Packwood Kitchens

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Boys’ boarding

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Girls’ boarding

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Academics

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Art

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Music

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Drama

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Clubs & Activities

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Trips & Events

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Football

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Hockey

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Rugby

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Lacrosse

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Netball

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Cricket

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Girls’ Cricket

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Rounders

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Riding

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Athletics/Cross country

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Fencing

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Swimming & Aquathlon/Tennis

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Salvete/Valete/Prizes/Farewell

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Old Packwoodians

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Governors and Staff

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Boarding

Art, Music & Drama

Clubs & Activities

Sports

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The Headmaster What a remarkable year 2016/17 has been for children at Packwood including 25 scholarships won by our leavers, all successfully going on to their 13+ senior schools of choice both in the local area and right across the UK. The mix of scholarships in academics, music, sport and drama reflects the outstanding breadth of education on offer at Packwood. This year has seen the children enjoy more opportunities than ever to learn and play in our beautiful grounds with, amongst many other things, Roman and Greek mornings, an outdoor learning Sixes’ off-curriculum day, poetry classes in the Headmaster’s garden, creature hunts and regular Forest School sessions for the younger children. Music continues to be a major strength of the school and the year ended with our best summer concert for many years. Drama continues to go from strength to strength with the two major productions of Smike and The Sound of Music both being outstanding. Packwood children are accustomed to sporting successes in all manner of sports and this year has been no different with a number of unbeaten sides and teams progressing in regional and national competitions. I hope you enjoy browsing through the pages of this magazine. The content reflects the wide variety of activities available and the great fun that the children have at Packwood. The children are happy and that is very important to me. I would like to thank the magazine’s editor, Cath Hammond, for the huge amount of work she has put into this year’s edition of the Packwoodian. September 2017 sees the start of our 125 th anniversary celebrations. Packwood has stood the test of time and as we move forward, we continue to make sure that the school is fit for purpose in a modern and dynamic world. I would like to thank you for your support for the school and hope to see you at one of our 125th events throughout the course of 2017/18.

Clive Smith-Langridge Headmaster

Officials and Monitors Head Boy Head Girl Deputy Head Boy Deputy Head Girl

Angus Hill-Trevor Mary Brown Will Tate Mair Griffith

Captain of Football Captain of Hockey Captain of Lacrosse Captain of Netball Captain of Rugby Captain of Boys’ Cricket Captain of Girls’ Cricket

Freddie Cox Isabel Morris Amelia Farmer Poppy Stephens James Pickering Jack Yeoward Heath Rosselli

Monitors Louis Graham James Miles Gorn Namchittai James Pickering Captain of Rounders Captain of Fencing Head Choristers Leader of the Orchestra

Olivia Ryley Isabelle Shannon Memie Sripen

Eliza Blackham Louis Graham Daniel Richardson, Honor Grigg Olivia Ryley


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MightyOaks in the making As another year ends in Packwood Acorns, I reflect on what a pleasure it is to work with this age group of children. They are such a delight to be around; they genuinely bring a smile to my face with their unfailing enthusiasm and positive attitude to life.

Our themes this year have been ‘Come with me to India’, ‘Ice Worlds’ and ‘Turrets and Tiaras’. The children have become founts of knowledge on subjects as diverse as penguins and castles. They enjoyed a visit to an Indian temple, where we learned about the Hindu deities and how to put on a sari correctly; a trip to Chester Zoo, that included a talk from the penguin keepers and the chance to see the baby elephant and the baby giraffe; a day out at Chirk Castle where we learned that snail juice is a cure for a sore throat; and finally, a visit to Brynkinalt Hall where we got to see a real tiara and two coronets as well as going up a secret staircase in a turret.

The structure of the Acorns’ week continues as before: daily lessons of English and Maths, and phonics sessions; weekly lessons of either French, Spanish In the spring term, The children have or Italian; twice-weekly sessions of PE representatives from four where this summer the children have different charities came to become founts of knowledge been learning to play golf, amongst speak to the Acorns and then on subjects as diverse as other things; and the weekly visits to they took part in a secret ballot penguins and castles Forest School. This year the Acorns have to vote for the charity that won not just a Green Tree School Gold they would like to support. The Award from the Woodland Trust, but result was a close run thing between ISF (a charity that also the ultimate Platinum Award! The children have works with children in Cambodia) and sponsoring a polar showcased their singing and musical talents in our bear. We have now sponsored a polar bear through WWF fabulous termly Open Assemblies – who can forget and the money for this comes from the Christmas cards the Arctic Yoga in the spring term? that parents kindly bought.

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ACORNS Over the course of the year, we have had a number of special days. We celebrated Diwali Day where the children all wore their colourful party clothes and the staff were dressed in saris (apart from Mr Stone, obviously). They spent the day learning about Indian stories, Hindu deities, making diva lamps and Indian sweets. The children also had an Indian food tasting – thanks to our catering department for help with that. We visited the village church to decorate the Packwood Christmas tree with decorations made by the Acorns.

Science Day was on the theme of freezing and melting – I loved the bejewelled ice hands. In the summer term, we had an outdoor learning day where the children were set castle-themed problem solving tasks. Finally, I would like to thank all the staff that make Packwood Acorns the happy and vibrant department that it is and to wish the Year 2 Acorns the best of luck with the next stage of their school life as they move up to Year 3. SJR

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HAPPY FACES/PACKWOOD KITCHENS

First steps What a great year at Happy Faces with lots going on for all. The babies have been using their senses to explore new things such as baked beans and jelly and enjoying messy craft activities. A firm favourite for toddlers is water and sand play, which despite the waterproof aprons, always ends up with them managing to soak themselves! The pre-schoolers have been learning how to share, how to listen and how to become independent, confident learners. Letters and sounds, numbers, colours, shapes and simple science activities are all delivered through play-based activities. They look forward to weekly story sessions with the Headmaster and enjoy visiting Acorns’ Reception class for a story too. PE and swimming lessons have also been a great success. Forest School is a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn in an outdoor classroom. A few of the activities have included mud monsters, number conker lines, den building, and making homes for our woodland animals Mr Batty, Harrison Hedgehog and Peter Rabbit.

The C Th Christmas performance of Whoops-as aDaisy Angel was simply brilliant and a greatt way to end 2016. The children were amazing and all their practising and hard work really paid off. In recent months, we have been busy planting vegetables and sunflowers to learn how things grow and we have looked at life cycles, watching our caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies. We enjoyed our annual sports day including some unconventional races devised by the children, such as a relay race with a baby doll instead of a baton, a bouncy-hopper race and a car race with cars they had made with their parents. We celebrated the end of year with a Pirate-themed forest adventure with parents and children – a great time to wish all our leavers well as they move onto school. LR

Fine food and good cheer The Packwood kitchens, as with any family kitchen, are the heart of the school. Not only do we fill the air with wonderful aromas, you can also hear lots of laughter and usually singing coming from our direction – ‘Happy people produce happy food and great service’ is our motto.

The dining room does not just refuel the children with fresh, home-cooked food, but it is also where they come to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy socialising over a delicious meal. Many of the catering team have been at Packwood for years and this reflects their passion and dedication to the school and the children. They are

always friendly, smiling and ready to fulfil any requests where possible. We pride ourselves on serving homemade meals every day, including soups, bread, salads, pies, cakes, desserts and cookies. We have fantastic theme days and events throughout the year: Bonfire Night, the Christmas Feast, Chinese New Year, pizza nights and many more, which the children really enjoy. Our match teas are famous for being the best in the area, with amazing cakes and slices produced with loving care by Sandra, our pastry chef, and of course no match teas would be complete without the infamous Packwood ‘egg mayo’ sandwich! All served by our friendly front of house staff, Caroline and Clare. We have a wealth of experience with chefs Tony and Mike at the helm and the kitchen is always a hive of activity providing three meals a day plus morning and afternoon tea, snacks and drinks.

Here are some fun facts about our productivity: For our favourite meal of spaghetti bolognese, we use 3.25 miles of spaghetti, which would wrap around a football pitch 13 times. We use around 84 litres of milk a day; it takes one cow to produce 21 litres of milk a day so technically we have four cows grazing hard each day on our behalf! We serve approximately 5,400 match teas a year, which is approximately 11,220 pieces of cake and 2,700 sandwiches (of which 900 are egg!). The children have approximately 75,000 homemade biscuits a year for break time.

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BOARDING

Life upstairs

I have very much enjoyed my new role as a house parent; I feel that there has been an excellent atmosphere in the house throughout these busy last three terms and I thank the boarders for making this so. Two new members of staff joined us for the year: graduate assistant, Matt Stone and gap student, Harry Spain. Both have been fantastic with the boys and have contributed in so many ways to the smooth running of the house and to the happy environment. They will be greatly missed by both the children and the boarding staff alike.

Life for the boarders has been as full as ever and they have had the opportunity to be involved in some excellent trips and activities. These have included visits to the Blue Planet Aquarium, the Midland Game Fair, The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, a theatrical production of Gangsta Granny and a Murder Mystery Trail. They have also been on fishing trips, a bell ringing afternoon and shopping trips to Shrewsbury. At school there’s been the chance to take part in

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T-shirt painting, go karting, kick-it cricket and 'football golf 'as well as shooting

pom-pom making, T-shirt painting, go karting, kick-it cricket and 'football golf' as well as shooting, making pottery and plenty of opportunities to engage in one of their favourite activities – cooking. The end of the summer term saw the Year 8s having their Leavers' Dinner; a lovely occasion and a suitable farewell to a year group that will very much be missed. CL

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A year in Park House

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as – These Halloween and Christm ays celebratory events are alw e. The exciting times in the hous make for up ng ssi decorating and dre home. of se lots of fun and a real sen And finally... we would like to thank Boarding Captains, Ellie Letts and Issy Shannon. They have been exceptional all year and set an example for the other girls to follow. The role comes with responsibilities as well as extra privileges and provides the essential bridge between girls and boarding staff for getting a real feel for what is happening in the house. JM & BM

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ACADEMICS

In the classroom, and beyond This was a bumper year academically with Year 8 winning seven academic scholarships to a range of top schools. These included Winchester (our third award there in five years), Rugby, Repton and four to Shrewsbury, including a top, Butler scholarship. Signs lower down the school are also encouraging, with three of our current Year 6 boys accepted at Radley and one to Eton on the strength of their pre-tests, reports and interviews. leavers’ programme. This included hands-on training for all Year 8s in the topical concepts of Grit and Resilience, and a trip to the slavery and Beatles' museums in Liverpool.

Outdoor learning has been a real theme this year, with the whole school enjoying Sixes’ off-curriculum day, including fire building, orienteering and woodland creature activities. We also took the opportunity to enrich the post-exam offering through an activity-based week as part of our

The year group also enjoyed strong Common Entrance results: 90% of papers were graded A*-C. Extra evening revision still begins after the first exeat, and the pupils have also had two sessions on improving their study skills, through an external programme which will be extended down into Year 7 next year. Lower down the school the standard of work has been encouraging, as witnessed through a number of junior 'Work of the Week’ awards, as well as open assemblies and English speaking exam results.

There were a high number of A grades in scholarship Science, with Gorn Namchittai, Dan Richardson, Angus Hill-Trevor, Timothy Antelo, Henry Weir, Louis Graham and Ellie Letts all achieving As. James Mainwaring also distinguished himself amongst the CE cohort for getting As in all three science papers. Exams aside, the senior pupils also enjoyed trips to a local stud farm and Shrewsbury’s chemistry labs. We all look forward to a successful 125 appeal for funds to modernise our very well used laboratories! In English, the boarders enjoyed a typically silly production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny at Theatre


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Severn, whereas 8C enjoyed a more highbrow production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at the RSC. In terms of results, there was a very pleasing number of As in some demanding scholarship papers, including Mary Brown (Repton), Poppy Stephens (Shrewsbury), Angus Hill-Trevor (Rugby) and Gorn Namchittai (Winchester). The English CE results were also very strong, with only two papers falling below a C standard. Sincere thanks are due to Ken Webster, who is retiring after steering so many top years through the challenge of Common Entrance with unflappable professionalism. The History department remains highly innovative, developing fresh ideas and approaches to very old stories and achieving the highest number of A grades at CE. This year, the Year 8s visited Holland, learning about William of Orange and Louis XIV, produced a History Play about the French Revolution and spent a thoughtprovoking afternoon at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. Year 7 recorded reenactments of the first skirmish of the English Civil War and

the trial of Charles I on their iPads. Year 6 trialled pupil-centred-learning preps and activities as they discovered the Tudors. Year 3 enjoyed making mummies (from hotdog sausages) and onagers, fearsome Roman siege weapons.

older children. Scholarship and CE results were very solid, despite some demanding papers. There was also lots of outdoor learning this year, such as compass work, weather recording, map work and surveys. Swapping the classroom for the beautiful Packwood

The Classics department has thrived under new leadership. Ancient Greek has been revived for our brightest pupils, with two of our scholars getting As in the subject, alongside Latin. Amazingly, nearly half of the CE candidates got an A in Latin, with two going better with A*s. The new Classics Reading competition was also very much enjoyed, including a wonderful version of Goldilocks in Latin! The Geography department led the way with a terrific humanities trip to Holland. The annual photography competition included some great entries and a strong Year 8 team came fourth in the Geographical Association Worldwise Quiz against some much

grounds has inspired Year 3 to design a rainforest scene from natural materials. Year 5 were set the challenge of designing a renewable power supply for the school.

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The annual French elocution competition reached its normal very high standards. Many congratulations to all the finalists and in particular to the winners Poppy Besterman (junior), Tom Thurstan (middle) and Venetia Hamilton (senior). We look forward to the return of Packwood’s Day of Languages next year. The Maths department also welcomed a new Head of Department and enjoyed a successful year in terms of Maths challenges and exam results. Nearly all of the top Common Entrance set were rewarded with As in both papers in their exams.

practical activities in and out of lessons, including the Hindu workshop and trips to a mosque and Jewish museum.

The Art and DT departments worked together for the Year 8 and then whole school outdoor learning activity. The pupils used willow to create an arch, using all natural materials in the style of three of our current Year 6 boys accepted at Radley Andy Goldsworthy.

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The Religious Studies department is preparing for a likely rebranding in line with and one to Eton on the what will soon be a CE paper ICT is now known as Computer Studies strength of their pre-tests, in ‘Theology, Philosophy and and is developing schemes of work to reports and interviews Religion’. The children reflect the need for young people with enjoyed the normal array of programming skills. The Physical Education interesting assembly speakers this year, including Old department continues to use our outdoor space widely. It Packwoodian, Robert Ford, on his charity work for Medic was great to see a number of Year 7 athletics records broken Malawi. The subject also benefits from a strong range of by this sporty year group during the summer term. RAC

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ART

Freddie Barry& John Li

Dispatches from theArt Room

Tom Scott

Francia Besterman

One of the earliest events in another busy year of competitions, visits and extra-curricular activities was the annual Arts’ Day at Malvern College. The children took photographs of objects in the school grounds, and then transformed them using hi-tech computer programs. The astonishingly good results, from Poppy Besterman and Elsa Waterhouse amongst others, were displayed to great effect on large screens in Malvern’s main hall. The Year 5s visited Manchester Art Gallery, enjoying an environmentally themed art talk and tour, and afterwards a hands-on activity using their ingenuity and imagination to produce an artwork depicting the environment outside the gallery in acetate, coloured tape and stickers. They also made some excellent sketches of works by the ‘Monet of the North’, Wynford Dewhurst, whose colourful paintings were on display.

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George Stanford-Davis

Orlando Bayliss

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Elsa Waterhouse

Children in Years 6 and 7 took part in a competition entitled Organic/Mechanic. They had great fun creating their 2D or 3D works and Genevieve Bright came second, out of 400 entries, with her imaginative sculpture of a mechanical tree. Orlando Bayliss, Memie Sripen, Alex Barry, Daniel Garrett, Tom Williams, George Stanford-Davies and Elsa Waterhouse entered the Satips annual art exhibition at Cheltenham College where their work made a great impression on visitors, and at the Stowe School Exhibition, all the Packwood entries won praise for the high standard of their work, including pieces by Liberty Clarke, Bobby Boyes and Orlando Bayliss. In the annual Millicent Kaye Art Competition, Freddie Timmis won third prize out of 300 entries and Tom Williams and Monty Pemberton were Highly Commended. Some excellent art has been on display around school: African masks, Celtic pottery, glazed Chinese horses, surrealistic art, and pieces based on the theme of reflections. Many children won prizes for the Picture of The Week with subjects ranging from horses to Pokémon characters. We have also done some outdoor art, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s work. During their special post-CE activity week, the Year 8s worked in their Sixes’ teams to construct an arch weaving willow canes together over a tyre ‘former’ which was removed when the arch was complete. A similar activity formed part of the Sixes’ Outdoor Learning Day in July and was again a great success. I am looking forward to next year in the art department, to some new visits and activities in the ever-evolving syllabus, and to working with many potential art scholars preparing their portfolios. PRD

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MUSIC

Musical notes As an organist, I am a huge fan of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. However, I do wish that his assertion that “it is easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself” was as easy as it sounds! In the main school, 125 or so children learn an instrument, singing or both, so maybe I should pass on Bach’s advice to them – wouldn’t morning music practice sessions be simple?! It is excellent to see how popular extra-curricular music is at Packwood and how much enjoyment many children gain from playing or singing, both alone and with an ensemble or choir. This can start from the very early stages of learning music, and children are encouraged to play in ensembles after relatively few lessons. At the other end of the scale, it is just as gratifying to see those musicians who were once beginners leave Packwood intending to continue with their music in various forms at senior school. There is always a lot on in the Music Department, and it has been good to have some innovations this year. The Junior Chamber Choir, expertly run by Mrs Besterman, has given selected children from Years 3-5 the chance to take their singing further, singing more demanding music in parts; this choir has had an extremely successful first year, including some fine public performances in church

and concerts. Adults have been singing too, and the older choristers were joined at the Carol Service by a group of staff, who learnt and performed the anthem Gaudete alongside the children. New or one-off events have also given many children the chance to take part in music out of school this year. Shrewsbury School’s inaugural Prep Schools Choral Day was a great success. The Girls’ Choir enjoyed singing at the wedding of Old Packwoodian, Olivia Fisher, in Shrewsbury’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. Year 8 choristers entertained the residents of an old people’s home as part of their post-exam activities week. Several children travelled to London to take part in a Boarding Schools’ Association singing event;


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another unique and very worthwhile experience. The Year 6s enjoyed a Music Technology day at Shrewsbury School, including creating their own CD.

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Of course, there have been many musical successes throughout the year, both small and great. Louis Graham (Shrewsbury), Honor Grigg (Moreton Hall), Sebastian Marmont (Wrekin) should all be particularly congratulated for their senior school Music Scholarship successes, and we will also be very sorry to lose Rowena Jones, who has contributed a huge amount to Packwood music over many years, as she takes up her

Two highlights of the year for me both happened within the final week of term: the choir trip to sing Evensong in Worcester Cathedral and the extremely enjoyable Summer Concert, including a grand finale by the COPS (and accompanying fireworks).

A quotation from the great conductor Sir Thomas Beecham which I hope the COPS players don’t take to heart…”There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between!” SB

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Stage-struck This year the senior play was a full-blown musical, Smike. Based on Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, it was a rollercoaster of poignant contrasts. We were delighted that two eminent guests came to our performances: Mark Dickens, the great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, and Simon May, the composer and writer of Smike (and composer of the EastEnders theme tune!). The actors were on excellent form. Jack Yeoward, our drama scholar, played Nickleby with presence and compassion, making us believe in his empathy for the young boy Smike, and his fellow pupils. Eve Leslie, as Smike played the part with a telling sense of hopelessness culminating in her moving and exquisite rendition of Parents. Will Kimberley as the dreadful Mr Squeers conveyed his offhand vicious cruelty while still exploiting the humorous side of his character with real skill. Genevieve Bright was magnificent as Mrs Squeers, showing the vile evil side to her nature but forever fawning lovingly over her husband. Memie Sripen as the daughter, Fanny, revealed her obvious crush on

Nickleby with a wonderful ticklish humour. In fact, the whole cast really gelled together. The solos were of a high standard and the chorus’ singing was full of energy, skilfully conveying pathos, misery, and joy. In the finale, the whole cast sang two uplifting numbers; the last song Dotheboys Rock led by the charismatic Isabel Morris, was an entertainment in itself.


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The junior play, directed by the talented Mrs Williams, was Packwood’s cut down version of The Sound of Music. The juniors rose to the challenge in style. The confidence of these young performers was remarkable – they sang and acted with such self-assurance and immersed themselves completely in their parts. Florence Acton gave a stunning performance as Maria, superbly conveying her character’s love of life, kindness and empathy. The seven rather cheeky and troublesome von Trapp children were wonderfully acted by Lulu Bright, Rufus Farmer, Claudia Tate, Imogen Macey, Wilf Peers, Sienna Matson and the very impressive eight-year-old Millie Parry. Tom Thurstan played Captain von Trapp with a

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tangible feeling of pent up control, while Lucy Mielczarek, played The Reverend Mother with an authoritative calmness. As well as Florence who sang so beautifully throughout, solos by Tom Thurstan, Keith Au Yeung and contributions from the von Trapp children deserve great praise. It was truly an uplifting production! Besides our major productions, there was lots more going on. Year 7s enjoyed creating plays-in-a-day, and then performing their finished products to the rest of the school. Years 3, 4 and 5 all practised their own mini-plays in drama lessons and performed them in assembly to their parents, and the whole school. The Three Billy Goats, The Boy who cried Wolf, Matilda who told such dreadful Lies, and Planet Grammar! were all very much a class effort, with everybody getting their own speaking part. The children have really relished the drama clubs and I am glad to say an increasing number have been studying for LAMDA exams. It has been another fun and fulfilling year. RHC


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CO-EDUCAT A IONAL BOARDING AT

IN THE HEART R OF ENGLAND RT Shrewsbury values its strong links with Packwood and wishes pupils, staff and parents another prosperous year. Shrewsbury School provides an outstanding full boarding experience for boys and girls aged 13-18. We provide a rigorous approach to learning and an extraordinary variety of extra-curricular activities alongside personal pastoral support. Scholarships and bursaries are available for entry at 13+ and 16+, including new Choral and String Scholarships. Please contact the school for further information or to book a place at one of our Open Days. We look forward to welcoming you!

Shrewsbury School

admissions@shrewsbury.org.uk 01743 280552 www.shrewsbury.org.uk ShrewsSchool


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Clubs/ACtivities

And now for something completely different… As ever, there was a huge and diverse range of more than 50 evening Clubs and Junior Activities for the children to choose from over the course of the year. From Archery to touch rugby and everything in between, they offer a welcome release from the serious business of academic lessons and allow the children to discover and develop myriad different talents and interests.


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Clubs/ACtivities

Archery

Cookery

Gardening

Mini Olympics

Scholarship club

Art

Creative craft

Girls’ cricket

Mixed hockey

Scholarship science club

Ballet

Cricket

Golf

Mixed rounders

Sewing & knitting

Board games

Croquet

Gymnastics

Model making

Shooting

Book club

Debating

Hockey

Orienteering

Stage sound & lighting

Canoeing

Dodgeball

Indoor sports

Pop lacrosse

Swimming

Card games

Drama

International film club

Pottery

Table tennis

Chess

Fencing

Judo

Quiz club

Tennis

Clay pigeon shooting

Fitness to music

Junior chamber choir

Riding

Textiles

Circuits

Football

LAMDA

Sailing

Touch rugby

Computer club

Fly tying

Mind games

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FOOTBALL

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1st XI

Other than thick fog at Abberley, Lost 3 the weather was kind this year and we managed to play all of our fixtures in a season where the team developed in both confidence and ability. There was a good mix of Year 7s and 8s with a competitive second XI, who pushed for places constantly – games sessions were hotly contested and very tight. As in seasons past, the boys faced stiff challenges early on against Prestfelde and Foremarke. However, after more practice sessions and matches against similar opposition, the tide turned and towards the end of the season, they played some quality football. Orlando grew in confidence in goal and made some outstanding saves. Our backs worked tirelessly, with James picking up his colours for his effort and application. Louis, who started in the seconds, soon became one of the first names on the team sheet. Archie, Wilbur and Jorge gave us great width and tore into the opposition whenever

they could. Freddie, Henry and Nacho all provided plenty of heart and aggression. Spearheading the attack was Archie, who should pose a real threat next year and Jack, a quality striker who scored four in our final match of the season, all with his head! Well done to all. Squad: Freddie Cox* (Capt) James Pickering*, Seb Marmont, Louis Graham, Jago Ainslie, Jack Yeoward*, Henry Barlow, Wilbur Blackham, Archie McParland, Orlando Bayliss, Archie Barlow, Jorge Fernandez Puig and Nacho Calbeto Llopart. JM *denotes colours awarded

Played

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Some ups and downs in terms of Lost 1 results, but the seconds always tried to play an attractive style of football with many of our players comfortable in possession of the ball and overall, the team made good progress. With more than half the boys in Year 7, the team probably lacked on

the physical side, but the quality of our passing and movement impressed most observers. The highlight of our season was the performance against Foremarke, although sadly, Foremarke equalised with the last kick of the game to disappoint the Packwood supporters! Lucas Calbeto had his most influential game in midfield setting up and scoring a couple of well-taken goals. The goal of the season though must be Edward Forde-Johnston’s long-range strike in the Shrewsbury match. A terrific effort! This was a very enjoyable season for me as all the players improved significantly in their performances and contributions on the pitch. It will be very interesting next year to see many of these same faces in the first XI as we work to progress further. Squad : Louis Graham (Capt), Angus HillTrevor, Judah Wainwright, Tristan de Chatillon, Tom Bright, George Hughes, Lucas Calbeto Llopart, Archie Barlow, William Goodall, Jorge Fernandez Puig, George Stanford-Davis, Edward FordeJohnston, Wilbur Blackham. PJP


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3rd XI

We had a strong squad this year and achieved some memorable wins, Lost 2 including a well-fought early season victory against Abberley and an emphatic defeat of Prestfelde. In this key game, Morgan opened up play beautifully down the right wing, setting up two goals each for Kutenda and Johnny. We also hosted a final Moffats’ first XI, narrowly losing a 13-goal-fest, and were well beaten by Foremarke. The squad contained a good mix of third XI old hands and exciting Year 7s, several of whom should make the higher teams next season. Squad: Garret Healy, James Mainwaring, William Kimberley, William Tate, Johnny Cunningham, Henry Jones-Perrott, Henry Hall, Edward Scott, Eden Holt, Jack Gardiner, Kutenda Creusailor, Fred Dollar, Morgan Matthews. RAC

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4th XI How can it be that a coach who can produce a team with a 100% record is left languishing with the fourths and fifths? What was Mr Phillips thinking?

The fourths this year took to the field with controlled anger, determination and skill. With the coach offering gems from the sideline such as “Kick it!” and “Half time has gone and we are playing in the other direction” and most usefully of all, “We are the team in green”, the lads swept all before them. Squad: Alex Barry, James Mainwaring, Finnley Parr, Fred Dollar, Frank Zhang, James Miles, William Waterhouse, Bobby Boyes, Tom Hughes, Jamie Warburton-Lee. NRJ Played

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Under 11A

The boys worked extremely hard this season and maintained an impressive Lost 3 attitude. One of my favourite games was against Terra Nova; their passing was excellent and they kept their shape well, managing a tremendous 7-0 win. Another memorable match was against Abberley; it was a very tight game and 2-2 with a few seconds to go when Tom Thurstan scored an excellent winner. Carlos and Finn had scored the earlier goals. Carlos deserves a special mention; he scored numerous hattricks and played with tremendous determination, skill and an unselfish attitude, a superb effort.

Team: Felix Barlow, Finn Bowdler, Carlos de Toro, Oliver Edwards, Rufus Farmer, Wilf Peers, Charlie Rutherford, Tom Thurstan, Freddie Timmis. CL

Played

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Under 11B

The Under 11Bs really developed their skills and awareness during Lost 4 the season, and were a pleasure to coach. We were aiming for ‘a beautiful passing game’, and though they didn’t always succeed, they were always trying to play the right way! The team was based around a solid, intelligent defence of Archie Tulloch, our captain, and Freddie Shute. Ollie Bing in goal made some outstanding saves. In midfield, the silky skills of Keith Au Yeung, and the hard working William Hughes stood out. Up front was Elliot Goddard: developing his skills all the time, he was a magnificent finisher. Highlight of the season was a terrific 4-4 draw against Foremarke Under 10A team, with Elliot shocking our opponents with four top quality goals. Team: Archie Tulloch (Capt), Ollie Bing, Freddie Shute, Keith Au Yeung, William Hughes, Elliot Goddard, Hal Cowan, Arthur Myddelton, Tom Kenyon. RHC Played

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A difficult season for the C team – their game improved a lot, but they Lost 4 played against some very strong sides. They showed real grit on many occasions but it was not enough to get a winning streak. Well done to Taizo who was a great goalkeeper and our top player with George, top-scorer for the season. Team: Taizo Okazaki, Akira Nishikawa, Rory Hall, Casper Buckley, George Cambray, Archie Harvey, Tom Kenyon, Tom Williams. JN

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All the boys made progress in their overall fitness and their skill levels – especially tackling and passing. Getting the basics right was key to our training sessions. In matches, it was encouraging to see the boys’ tactical awareness improve with every game and they developed their ability to be proactive to events. This squad is still a work in progress but there is much to build on next year. Old Hall Festival

4th

U11D team: Alex Legge, Hugo Dollar, Joe Holton, Joseph Bowdler, Barney Parry, Hugo Mathias, David Shannon, Tom Williams, William Cornes, Robert Main, Ton Ton Namchittai. U11E team: Freddie Barry, Finlay Montgomery, Hugo ReesPullman, Cai Harrison, Michael Zhang, Monty Pemberton, Bertie Shute, John Li, Charlie Weston, Todd Rees-Pullman, Harry Woolfenden. PRD

'Champagne Soccer'. All boys represented the school in matches and all performed admirably. We may not have won every game but we certainly came out on top in match teas! A Squad: Alex Glausiusz, Edward Posnett, Monty Woodhouse, Charlie Harvey, Alex Loe, Zac Wasteney, Henry Mee, Oliver Baines Lewis, George Leese, Henry Longfellow, Teddy Geary, Alex Morris. B Squad: Bertie Weston, Barney Welch, Tom Scott, Harry Cornes, Gethin Harrison. William Goddard, Guy Davies, Harrison Francis-McGann, Angus Paton, Johnnie Thurstan, Henry Cunningham, Tom Mayne, Isaac Melia, Jack Woolfenden. MAF

Under 9A

Under 9B

The enthusiasm of the Under 9s is Won 2 Won 2 infectious; indeed, Drawn 0 Drawn 2 early games Lost 2 Lost 3 sessions can bear more resemblance to an episode of 'One Man and his Dog' than to a football game as they all herd en masse around the ball. As the season progresses, more recognisable skills develop, positions and roles are honed and, on occasions, I saw some Played

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Under 8

The highlight of the Under 8s’ football season was a trip to the Manchester Lost 4 City indoor training ground where they took part in a festival with other schools from the Manchester area. Several teams had children whose fathers play professionally, and you could tell! We may not have won any matches, but we had a good time and it was great to see the Year 3s enjoying themselves so much. Team: Millie Parry, Barney Welch, Oliver Baines Lewis, Bertie Weston, Alex Morris, Harry Cornes, Henry Mee, Tom Scott. SAR


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Action from the AWS Played

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Having found their positional niches quickly in the first few weeks Packwood Tournament 4th of term, the girls learned to adapt their abilities to the game and rely on each other for support, moving the ball quickly around the pitch and proving at times an impressive attacking unit. They scored some well-crafted goals with everyone having a touch of the ball before slotting it past the keeper. Through regular training, and the added bonus of the whole squad being selected for Shropshire’s JAC training, their understanding of the game and their ability on and off the ball greatly improved leading to some excellent scores against Bromsgrove and Moreton. However, the season’s highlight came at the Denstone tournament where they were only beaten in the final by Foremarke A team. Denstone Tournament

Runners-up

Team: Isabel Morris* (Capt), Amelia Farmer*, Mary Brown*, Poppy Stephens*, Genevieve Bright, Lucy Clarke, Liberty Clarke, Eliza Blackham*. SL *denotes colours awarded

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After a shaky start, the second Lost 9 team competed admirably throughout the autumn term and made lots of progress during coaching sessions. Their defence improved dramatically towards the end of the season, with special mention for Rowena Jones, who made sure that goals against were kept to a minimum. The team has lots to build on, as many will move up to the firsts next year.

Team: Memie Sripen (Capt), Rowena Jones, Zennor Harvey, Bea Grigg, Mair Griffith, Isabelle Shannon, Flora Raichura, Venetia Hamilton. SS

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We had a combination of abilities and Drawn 1 experience in the Under 11s, but all Lost 4 worked tirelessly throughout the season and with each match progress was clear. By the end, we were starting to move the ball around well and playing some attractive looking hockey. Special mention to Isabel Posnett, who grew in confidence as keeper and kept many goals out. Our best moments came during the Bromsgrove tournament where everything seemed to click; we did not quite get the results but we played as a team and even the driving rain did not dampen the spirits. Some of these players will step up to play at first team level next season. Others will slot into the seconds or thirds. Keep putting in the work, but most importantly of all, enjoy the game!

Under 10/ Under 9/ Under 8

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3rd

This year we played a coaching season, giving the girls the chance to compete against other schools in a less intense environment where coaches could give advice whilst umpiring. It was the first year they had played with a goalkeeper, a role masterfully taken on by Holly Harney, whose impressive penalty shuffles secured the team’s third place in our home tournament. Most matches were against teams that were one or two years older. However, they remained determined throughout and their hard work, grit and Packwood spirit shone through, as reflected in the end of season scores.

Team: Isabel Posnett, Imogen Macey, Lulu Bright, Florence Acton, Sienna Matson, Catherine Morton-Willetts, Claudia Tate, Lucy Mielczarek, Francia Besterman, Millie JonesPerrott. KLP

Team: Claudia Barnfield, Lexi Kawczynski, Meghan Sheppard, Bella Timmis, Poppy Besterman, Ella Cecil, Megan Greenwell, Holly Harney, Chloe Pencavel, Millie Parry. HJ/NK

Boys’ Hockey

the learning curve and are soon able to be involved in matches. It is our third winter sport and so squads vary as footballers and/or rugby players are employed elsewhere. However, this allows more boys to be involved and we rarely ever field the same team twice. Fixtures tend to be treated as coaching games, dividing the match into quarters and trying to involve as many boys as possible. Results, therefore, become almost secondary – our main aim is to whet the appetites of those involved so that they will continue to play at their senior schools and hopefully beyond. It seems to be working! MAF

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Hockey is becoming very popular and a lot more exciting to watch and play. If you have not experienced it since your schooldays then, if you get a chance, watch the fast, modern version – you would be surprised! It is also very popular at Packwood with a high attendance at the evening club and a regular slot during Games. It requires few basic skills initially, the rules are straightforward, and so the boys quickly rise up


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RUGBY

Pick up the ball and run

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The first XIII displayed tremendous grit throughout the season and, for me, their most memorable game was against S. Anselm's. It epitomised the boys' attitude of refusing to give up, regardless of the match situation. Our opponents were much larger in stature and they proved to be very athletic players; their team had had an excellent season. During the first half, after some determined defence, we were down by four tries to zero. The boys had given maximum effort but had not quite managed to play to their strengths. In the second half, their determination was tremendous, and they began to move the ball through their hands beautifully creating fantastic continuity whilst running onto the ball at real pace. Thanks to their phenomenal attitude and skill, they concluded the match by winning by six tries to four. Team: James Pickering* (Capt), Jago Ainslie, Henry Barlow, Orlando Bayliss, Wilbur Blackham, Freddie Cox*, Johnny Cunningham*, William Goodall, Louis Graham, Garret Healy, Angus Hill-Trevor, Sebastian Marmont, Archie McParland, Gorn Namchittai, Ed Scott, Jack Yeoward. CL *denotes colours awarded

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With recent rule changes, what constitutes the seconds is now a constant source of debate. We Lost 2 find ourselves increasingly putting out ad hoc teams to satisfy the many and varied requirements of the opposition (and in their wisdom, the RFU).

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The season began with a visit to Denstone who dealt us a right royal spanking; it is testament to the calibre of this team that they never gave up and crucially, they learned quickly. We found some team spirit, deployed our players in the right positions and started playing some very good rugby. In fact, we only came unstuck one more time and that to Wrekin’s first choice Under 12 team. Well done chaps. Squad: James Mainwaring (Capt), Tom Bright, Fred Dollar, Jamie Warburton-Lee, George Hughes, Henry Jones-Perrott, Archie Barlow, Henry Hall, George Stanford-Davis, Judah Wainwright, Alex Barry, Edward Forde-Johnston, William Kimberley, Morgan Matthews, Freddie Greenwell, Frank Zhang. NRJ Played

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In some games, the Lost 2 thirds looked very small compared to their opponents, but they were a hardworking side, physical, positive and determined. There were numerous tries from our speedy front men and the backs tackled well providing solid defence. Throughout the season, the boys developed and improved their skills. More often than not, passing was accurate and catches confidently taken, they ran well with ball in hand and always played with pace and grit setting the standard in their very

first game, a narrow loss to Denstone, where they blitzed the opposition from the start. Team: Ted Evans, (Capt), Alex Barry, Theo Bould, Bobby Boyes, Lucas Calbeto Llopart, Nacho Calbeto Llopart, Kutenda Creusailor, Jorge Fernandez Puig, Freddie Greenwell, George Hughes, Thomas Hughes, Morgan Matthews, James Miles, Daniel Stockley, Will Tate, Tom Williams. NW Played

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The joy of Drawn 0 working with this Lost 1 age group is the development you witness. Typically, at the beginning of the season, the ball gets tucked under one arm and everyone runs off until they are tackled. This group was no different; however, they listened and worked hard on their decision-making and awareness. Soon, the ball began to move through lots of pairs of hands and the tries started to come. The Abberley fixture was a tough but effective lesson in how defence is just as important as attack. The boys started working as hard without the ball as they did with it and after that, the team went on a winning streak all the way through the season. Highlights included the fluidity of play against Prestfelde, the determined defence against an aggressive Terra Nova side and the heart and physicality they showed against Old Hall. Each member of the team added

something special but particular praise is due for Tom Thurstan’s creativity and link play; the jackals, turnovers and tackle count of Freddie Timmis; metres made by Charlie Rutherford and the consistency of captain, Rufus Farmer, who led from the front and dragged the team forward on many occasions. Squad: Rufus Farmer (Capt), Freddie Timmis, Tom Thurstan, Charlie Rutherford, Wilf Peers, Archie Tulloch, Felix Barlow, Hal Cowan, Tom Williams, Tom Kenyon, William Hughes. JM

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The team made excellent progress over a very Lost 1 constructive season. Keith proved to be the most effective player in all aspects of the game, scoring most of our tries with Centre, Joseph. Both are strong runners with the ball and passed effectively to create many of our best attacking opportunities. All improved significantly on tackling skills and in the final match against a powerful Old Hall team they defended heroically, just as they had in our game against the very strong Prestfelde outfit. Credit to all the forwards for winning the ball well at rucks and mauls, giving our quick backs like David and Arthur plenty of opportunity to attack the opposition.


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RUGBY Team: David Shannon, Bertie Shute, Elliot Goddard, Hugo Mathias, Joseph Bowdler, Taizo Okazaki, Casper Buckley, Keith Au Yeung, Tom Williams, Arthur Myddelton, Todd Rees-Pullman, Hugo Rees-Pullman, Alex Legge, Cai Harrison, Akira Nishikawa, Michael Zhang. PJP

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What an amazing season: some epic victories, some heroic narrow losses and two new-style ‘Festivals of Rugby’ at Shrewsbury and Moulsford.

The new RFU rules prevent the Under 10s playing alongside the Under 11s so whereas, in the past players have, by osmosis, learned maturity, technique and skills of the game, this year they’ve had to pick it up all by themselves. They have lost that learning from peers, but perhaps have gained from coaching tweaked more to their needs and stage of development. Their core skills of passing, catching and running are very good. Their tackling, defensive awareness and fitness grew match by match. Mr Mullock is already excited about what these boys can achieve as Under 11s. Team: Freddie Shute (Capt), Ollie Bing, Ollie Edwards, Finn Bowdler, Will Cornes, Barney Parry, Rory Hall, Joe Holton, Monty Pemberton, Harry Woolfenden, George Cambray, Robert Main, Archie Harvey, Hugo Dollar. NW

Under 9A

Under 9B

The Under 9As had a great Won 8 Won 0 season, and won Drawn 1 Drawn 0 the cup for the Lost 1 Lost 2 best school team. The highlight for me was the match against Prestfelde at the Birchfield festival, an exciting game of true grit and endeavour where first one side and then the other gained the upper hand. With one minute remaining, we were one try down. Henry, Teddy, Monty and Harrison made great runs to get us into the Prestfelde half. George called Edward onto the ball – Played

10

Played

2

and then there was no stopping him. He powered over the line, scattering our opponents in his wake. The joy at drawing such a hard fought match was terrific, and really summed up the team spirit of the boys. Even though the U9B team lost both their matches (one against an U9A team), the boys all worked hard in games lessons, and made progress this season. Henry Mee played well in both matches, but it was Alex Glausiusz and Isaac who stood out. Both had great games against Prestfelde, running strongly with the ball and scoring tries. Hopefully this will encourage them and all the others to continue working hard next season. Well done. A Squad: Henry Longfellow, Teddy Geary, George Leese, Harrison Francis-McGann, Charlie Harvey, Edward Posnett, Monty Woodhouse, Tom Mayne. B Squad: Alex Glausiusz, Henry Cunningham, Henry Mee, Isaac Melia, Joe Holton, Jack Woolfenden, Alex Loe, Gethin Harrison, Zac Wasteney, Angus Paton, Johnnie Thurstan. SAR

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RUGBY Played

4

Won

2

Drawn

0

Under 8

Under 8 rugby is now exclusively tag rugby, which eventually frustrates Lost 2 some of the stronger players. Nevertheless, the boys made plenty of progress with passing and support skills before they graduate to tackling next season. The squad experienced both victory and defeat in their four games this season. Having lost narrowly to Birchfield and Shrewsbury High, they developed to beat both Rydal and Moreton Hall, by eight tries, on a bitterly cold February afternoon. Squad: Tom Scott, Harry Cornes, Bertie Weston, Barney Welch, Oliver Baines Lewis, Alex Morris, William Goddard, Guy Davies, Angus Paton, Alex Loe, Johnnie Thurstan, Isaac Melia, Alex Glausiusz. RAC Played

4

Won

2

Drawn

1

1st VII

Rosslyn Park is the largest schoolboy rugby tournament in the world and this Lost 1 year the boys played superbly well, suffering just one defeat to an excellent Cumnor House team. Their journey into the second round saw them win two and draw one. Against Harris Hill, Louis played fantastically well and ran in an excellent try showing his pace by beating their fast winger on the outside. Johnny, Freddie, Seb, Orlando and Jack also scored in that match. Against Dragon, Jack scored twice and Seb once, securing a 15-5 win. The Lambrook game was a thrilling 15-15 draw with William, Henry and Jack scoring our three tries. All the boys defended valiantly throughout the day but special credit to James whose strength and tenacity led to many turnovers and consistently superb tackling led to opposition teams knocking on numerous times. Seb also deserves credit, his energy and determination led to him being involved in almost every break down throughout the tournament and he created numerous scoring opportunities for the team. Team: James Pickering (Capt), Sebastian Marmont, Johnny Cunningham, Jack Yeoward, Garret Healy, Louis Graham,

Freddie Cox, Wilbur Blackham, William Goodall, Henry Barlow, Orlando Bayliss. CL

Under 11 VII Packwood Tournament / Caldicott Tournament Under 11 tournaments are now festivals where there is no overall winner, often scores are not kept and there are no knockout stages. The events are about enjoyment and team spirit. This year’s team, after a strong 9-a-side season, continued to develop as players. They had continually tried to play with ball in hand and to keep continuity, so the Sevens style of play was not a hard concept to understand. The highlight of the festivals was a valiant performance against a strong Abberley side. Sadly, Charlie was taken off to hospital just before the game and the boys grouped together and charged onto the pitch with cries of, “This one’s for Charlie!”; they went on to play like warriors and win the game. The Caldicott Sevens proved a tough challenge against some strong rugby schools on other circuits. The boys did not quite get going until the last matches, but the experience will equip them with confidence for the years ahead. Squad: Rufus Farmer (Capt), Freddie Timmis, Tom Thurstan, Charlie Rutherford, Wilf Peers, Felix Barlow, Archie Tulloch, Tom Williams, Carlos de Toro, Hal Cowan. JM


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LACROSSE

Teamwork triumphs

Played

18

Won

14

Drawn

0

Lost

4

Under 13

The challenges of the game become greater each season. This year was no exception. First, we had to learn and understand our individual roles and become reliable. The next stage, however, was far more important – the teamwork! We learned strategies to knit us together and develop strength as a unit. Our season began with a good series of wins. However, on our tour to London things did not go quite according to plan. We beat Haberdashers’ Aske’s, but lost narrowly to St.George’s and to St. Paul’s, who we later learned had been two of the strongest teams at the National Schools’ tournament, making the losses easier to take! We picked ourselves up, and individual performances and confidence began to strengthen. Soon superb moments of flourishing togetherness were beginning to appear, and were thrilling to see. Occasionally we had to be reminded that mental preparation was sometimes lacking, and that not sticking to our strategies weakened our play. Remember: “Never take anything for granted and never give them an inch!” Congratulations to eleven girls on their Shropshire County A or B selections. In March, the B squad become Champions of the North, with Genevieve Bright named as the Most Valuable Player. The A squad were narrow runners-up, and Isabel Morris was named as their MVP. Congratulations also to Amelia Farmer on her brilliant play and goal scoring. Our finale was at the Northern Schools’ tournament. We played very strong lacrosse, scoring 32 goals, and only conceding 12. We were runners-up, behind Queen’s,

Chester, who we had beaten in a storming game a week earlier. Perhaps this was their incentive to settle the score! We used our knowledge and whole season’s experience to play our very best. It was a wonderful way to finish, and close the book on my lacrosse days at Packwood. Very well done girls and thank you for your huge efforts – we had so many teamwork triumphs! Team: Amelia Farmer* (Capt), Honor Grigg, Mary Brown, Ellie Letts, Genevieve Bright*, Poppy Stephens, Heath Rosselli, Isabelle Shannon, Isabel Morris*, Eliza Blackham*, Olivia Ryley, Mair Griffith, Memie Sripen, Lucy Clarke, Paloma de Toro, Liberty Clarke. SD *denotes colours awarded

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Under 12

Played

16

Won 11 A determined little Drawn 1 bunch of Under 11 Lost 4 girls played alongside Under 12s in this team. They were full of courage and keen to learn, but… they were small! This restricted their strength and was most obvious when we played some very much bigger schools. Amazingly though, despite these variations in size and age, we only lost four games – and indeed, this was often due to crucial older girls not being available. As the season unfolded, all worked hard with their stick work. Consequently, they played more successfully together as a team, and began to understand the strategies, which will be so important for next year. Well done, girls and I wish you lots of good luck.

Team: Imogen Macey, Francia Besterman, Sunita Gimenez, Zennor Harvey, Catherine Morton-Willetts, Isabel Posnett, Lucy Mielczarek, Genevieve Bright, Liberty Clarke, Lucy Clarke, Claudia Tate, Georgina Kenyon, Venetia Hamilton, Bea Grigg, Flora Raichura, Elsa Waterhouse, Eve Leslie. SD Played

10

Won

3

Drawn

0

Under 11/Under 10

Not an easy season, but if we had not had tough challenges to work towards we would never have achieved so much! And this small group of Lost 7 girls certainly did try hard. Their passing, catching and cradling steadily improved. We worked on increasing confidence, on speed, on close marking, and on making good decisions of whether to pass, run with the ball or shoot. However, it was always going to be tough playing our neighbours from Moreton and Prestfelde, who had a bumper crop of strong athletes! Wins against Malvern St. James, Haberdashers’ Monmouth and Lucton School were very much to our credit; and with the score 4-6 against Moreton at theend of the season, we were getting closer! Team: Sienna Matson, Imogen Macey, Claudia Barnfield, Catherine Morton-Willetts, Isabel Posnett, Lucy Mielczarek, Claudia Tate, Francia Besterman, Millie Jones-Perrott, Lulu Bright, Florence Acton, Bella Timmis. SD

Played

4

Won

4

Drawn

0

Lost

0

Under 10/ Under 9

What a competitive bunch! Matches were driven not only by the girls’ zest to win, but also by their desire to stop their opponents from scoring. Their drive to score goals was easily understandable, but the girls deserved great credit for realising the need to defend, and to work together to do this. They learned to move quickly from defending to attacking and vice versa – and discovered the great advantages of picking up the ball first time! There was so much great play, and determination, very well done girls. Team: Alexis Kawczynski, Meghan Sheppard, Megan Greenwell, Bella Timmis, Poppy Besterman, Holly Harney, Ella Cecil, Millie Parry. SD


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NETBALL

Mixed fortunes Played

9

Won

3

Drawn

1

Lost

5

1st VII

The first netball team faced a challenging season, with their most difficult match coming right at the start. All of the girls are fierce competitors and despite suffering some heavy defeats early on, they never gave up and always fought right to the bitter end. Packwood always presented a formidable defence with Isabel Morris and Genevieve Bright protecting their D with strength and courage. Once the goals started going in, towards the end of the season, the girls pulled out a string of wins to lift their season and their spirits. Team: Poppy Stephens (Capt), Isabel Morris*, Eliza Blackham, Amelia Farmer*, Heath Rosselli, Isabelle Shannon, Genevieve Bright. SS *denotes colours awarded

Played

5

Won

4

Drawn

0

2nd VII

The seconds had a very successful netball season under the able captaincy of Ellie Letts. There were good wins against Adcote, Moreton Hall and Terra Nova and a tightly contested 8-7 victory over Abberley. Unfortunately, Moor Park denied us an unbeaten season. The key to our success was teamwork; from Ellie Letts and Bea Grigg playing with great determination in defence, to some super centre court passing by Flora Raichura, Mary Brown, Liberty Clarke and Mair Griffith. Our reliable goal scorers Lucy Clarke and Zennor Harvey finished off the moves. Lost

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Team: Ellie Letts (Capt), Bea Grigg, Liberty Clarke, Flora Raichura, Mary Brown, Mair Griffith, Lucy Clarke, Zennor Harvey. GW

Played

4

Won

0

Drawn

0

Lost

4

3rd VII

A few old heads and a mixture of younger inexperienced players made up our squad. We rehearsed set pieces and the girls started to gel as a team and find their trust in each other. Skill levels developed and the girls discovered that they could play in new positions. At times, we were second to the ball and not quite quick enough with our interceptions. A good season with lots learned and plenty more still to work on. Team: Olivia Ryley, Honor Grigg, Venetia Hamilton, Rowena Jones, Eve Leslie, Georgina Kenyon, Elsa Waterhouse, Sunita Gimenez. KLP

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NETBALL The highlight was a well-earned third place at the Shrewsbury tournament where the girls battled hard against some tough opposition. Team: Lucy Mielczarek, Catherine Morton-Willetts (Capts), Lulu Bright, Isabel Posnett, Francia Besterman, Claudia Tate, Florence Acton, Imogen Macey, Sienna Matson. Millie Jones-Perrott. SL

Under 10/Under 9/Under 8 A challenging season as the girls faced taller and more Won 1 experienced opponents in a Drawn 0 sport where height is a Lost 7 significant advantage. We turned our weakness into a tactical benefit, using the less common bounce pass more suited to their height and ability. As ever, they played their hearts out all season, mastering their skills and putting them into practice. All we need now is a few growth spurts for our efforts to materialise into a succession of wins next year! Played

Played

5

Won

0

Drawn

0

Lost

5

Shrewsbury School Tournament

3rd

Under 11

What the girls lacked in height Prestfelde Tournament 7th they more than made up for with enthusiasm and liveliness! They held their heads high throughout a challenging season and made excellent progress in their individual skills, with centre court work becoming more efficient, goals being scored with greater accuracy, and defending and ‘sticking to your opponent like glue’ becoming our favourite half-time mantra.

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Team: Millie Jones-Perrott, Claudia Barnfield, Lexi Kawczynski, Meghan Sheppard, Bella Timmis, Poppy Besterman, Ella Cecil, Megan Greenwell, Holly Harney, Chloe Pencavel, Millie Parry. HJ/NK

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CRICKET

Tumbling wickets andcracking sixes Played

10

Won

7

Drawn

0

1st XI

There have been some very good individual performances this season: Lost 3 Freddie Cox's five wickets for 23 runs against Denstone College, Freddie also took the most wickets in the season with a tally of 13; James Pickering's explosive 57 off just 24 balls against Birchfield (including two sixes and nine fours) was one of the fastest 50s I have ever seen; William Goodall's many excellent innings, including his 53 not out against Denstone College, William scored more than 200 runs for the firsts this term; Louis Graham's 56 against Denstone College; and George Stanford-Davis' four wickets for 15 runs against St Mary's Hall. Louis, Freddie and William were deservedly rewarded their cricket colours.

against Shrewsbury U14Cs followed by a good win at St Mary’s Hall, with Tom scoring 50. The high point was a winning draw against Prestfelde, with Wilbur’s quick, unbeaten 50 contributing to an imposing total. Following a comfortable win against Shrewsbury High’s firsts, we came up short against a disciplined Moor Park first XI – although guest star, Isabel Morris nearly won it for us at the death. Morgan led a deep bowling attack all season, although frustratingly the batsmen failed to bat through the overs needed in key games to overcome the best teams. Squad: Seb Marmont (Capt), Edward Scott, Orlando Bayliss, Tom Bright, Wilbur Blackham, Henry Jones-Perrott, Fred Dollar, Garret Healy, Judah Wainwright, Henry Barlow, Morgan Matthews, Archie Barlow, Archie McParland, Edward Forde-Johnston. RAC

Team: Jack Yeoward (Capt), Jago Ainslie, Freddie Cox*, Ted Evans, William Goodall*, Louis Graham*, Angus Hill-Trevor, George Hughes, Archie McParland, James Pickering, George Stanford-Davis. CL *denotes colours awarded

Played

7

Won

3

Drawn

1

2nd XI

The second XI contained a strong core of Year 7 boys, who learned plenty Lost 3 about playing longer games of cricket this season. We started with two of our hardest games, losing to Abberley and Foremarke. Despite this, the team bounced back with a nail-biting winner

Under 12 Bunbury Cup winners

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CRICKET

Played

6

Won

4

Drawn

0

3rd XI

A full season of cricket in decent weather was a treat and saw the Lost 2 thirds secure some good wins, one narrow loss – and a thumping from Foremarke! Edward Forde-Johnston, whom we soon lost to the second XI, set us on our way in style with fine bowling against Abberley in a comfortable first victory. Foremarke brought us back down to earth before wins against St Mary’s Hall (where Jack Gardiner’s steady batting steered us through) and two against Prestfelde (the first featuring a great 42 from Fred Dollar; the second, some impressive bowling from Bobby Boyes). The final game against Moor Park second XI was a close encounter; at eight runs short with an over to go we were unlucky not to snatch victory. Squad: Johnny Cunningham (Capt), William Tate, Garret Healy, Fred Dollar, Freddie Greenwell, Bobby Boyes, Henry Hall, Jack Gardiner, James Miles, Thomas Hughes, Kutenda Creusailor. JM

Team: Hugo Davies (Capt), Finnley Parr, William Kimberley, Nacho Calbeto Llopart, Lucas Calbeto Llopart, Jamie Warburton-Lee, Alex Barry, Jorge Fernandez Puig, Gorn Namchittai, Freddie Wells, Kutenda Creusailor, James Mainwaring, Henry Hall, Milo Cavenagh-Thornhill, Theo Bould, Christian Brookes, Pierre Boccon Gibod, Frank Zhang. MS

Under 11A Played

8

Won

6

Drawn

2

Lost

0

Moor Park Tournament Malvern 8/6 Tournament

3rd Plate runner-ups

Another excellent year of Colts A cricket. All the boys really came on with consistently strong performances as the season progressed, a terrific effort that meant they were unbeaten in regular fixtures. The team had strength in depth with key players always able to make telling contributions. Freddie led the way with terrific allround performances with bat and ball, but everyone in the squad contributed. We regularly used eight or nine bowlers and four of them claimed more than eight wickets during the season – taking wickets is the most important element in setting up victories. Excellent swing bowling from Tom Kenyon and impressive off spin from Elliot produced 22 wickets. Many batsmen scored well with 50s from Freddie (four!), Wilf (batting average 54.25) and Oliver. All this, along with Tom Thurstan’s excellent glove work and our solid fielding made us a very tough side to beat. I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching this enthusiastic group and my highlight was the tremendous run chase to beat a very strong Prestfelde team – a fabulous effort to reach 193 with four overs to spare. Well done boys!

Played

5

Won

3

Drawn

0

4th XI

It was a year full of surprises for the fourth XI, notably a stunning Lost 2 performance from Jamie WarburtonLee at the death in the opening match against Abberley. One half of the final pair to bat, he came in knowing he needed more than 30 to win from four overs, an unenviable run chase. The stage was set. Swing… miss. Swing… miss. Supporters were head in hands at this point. Then suddenly a flurry of fours and sixes to bring the mighty Packwood home! Solid progress from all this year, some fine play all round and plenty of promising signs for the future.

Squad: Freddie Timmis (Capt), Tom Thurstan, Wilf Peers, Felix Barlow, Elliot Goddard, Rufus Farmer, Finn Bowdler, Oliver Edwards, Hal Cowan, Charlie Rutherford, Tom Kenyon, Archie Tulloch. PJP

Played

8

Won

6

Drawn

0

Under 11B

This enthusiastic bunch of players came on in leaps and bounds, and were Lost 2 continually using their free time to hone their skills in the nets. Arthur was our star bat, scoring two undefeated 50s during the season. Joseph had the art of keeping his head very still, and scored vital runs quickly for the team. Our bowling was particularly


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Under 11C/Under 11D

Under 9

The Under 11 C/D players have done Won 3 really well this Drawn 0 term. All five Lost 2 games were pairs matches, meaning that everyone bats and everyone bowls. At this level, it is not all about winning, but about everyone taking part and having a chance to put into practice what they have learned in games sessions. Some players stood out: Tom for wicket keeping and batting, Taizo for bowling, Robert and William for bowling and batting and Carlos for superb fielding. I am sure I could mention others that have made great progress, or have shone at some point this season, however, let us just say that I am very pleased with all of them!

You can tell a prep school Won 2 boy in summer Drawn 0 because he is Lost 3 the one always practising his bowling action. This is certainly true of the Packwood Under 9s who are working to master this important skill. It is a tricky technique to learn and we spend a lot of time honing it. The boys made huge progress over the season in every aspect of the game – they learned to back up a throw, to make measured decisions on a run out, and to relay a throw. Like sponges, they soaked up fielding positions, umpires’ signals and the etiquette of the sport. Their cricket may still be a little raw, but the enthusiasm is there and most have been well and truly bitten by the bug!

Played

strong this year – George has a wonderful action and bowled beautifully, taking many wickets. Hugo Mathias, Archie Tulloch, and Archie Harvey also impressed with the ball, as did Taizo, who came up from the game below and developed into an excellent spin bowler, winning the school cup for most improved player. Many will still be Under 11 next year and will hope to play in the A team. An excellent season of development. Team: Archie Tulloch, Arthur Myddelton, Hugo Dollar, Hugo Mathias, Joseph Bowdler, Freddie Shute, Archie Harvey, George Leese, Henry Longfellow, Teddy Geary, Ollie Bing, Taizo Okazaki. RHC

5

Squad: Tom Williams, Harry Woolfenden, Bertie Shute, Alex Legge, Robert Main, William Cornes, Akira Nishikawa, Carlos de Toro, Casper Buckley, Daniel Garrett, Michael Zhang, Taizo Okazaki, Rory Hall, Hugo ReesPullman, Todd Rees-Pullman, Charlie Weston, Cai Harrison, Keith Au Yeung, Barney Parry, Joe Holton, Freddie Barry, John Li, Ton Ton Namchittai, Edison Cai, Monty Pemberton. SAR

Played

5

A squad: Alex Glausiusz, Tom Mayne, Edward Posnett, Monty Woodhouse, Jack Woolfenden, Charlie Harvey, Alex Loe, Isaac Melia, Zac Wasteney, Henry Mee, Oliver Baines Lewis. B squad: Bertie Weston, Barney Welch, Tom Scott, Alex Morris, Harry Cornes, Gethin Harrison, William Goddard, Guy Davies, Harrison Francis-McGann, Angus Paton, Johnnie Thurstan, Henry Cunningham. MAF

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GIRLS’ CRICKET

Girls’Cricket Under 13 Played

6

Won

6

Drawn

0

Lost

0

Lady Taverners County Indoor Cricket Competition Malvern 8/8 Incrediball Tournament

Under 12/11

Runners-up Plate winners

Under 11

The statistics speak for themselves – we Played 1 Played 3 have played more Won 0 Won 2 cricket than ever Drawn 0 Drawn 0 at so many levels Lost 1 Lost 1 and we have been very successful indeed. The Under 13s carried forward their momentum from the indoor season to the summer term and their great breakthrough Played 2 was winning all their hardball matches Won 2 against Moreton Hall, Shrewsbury Under 14s Drawn 0 and Charlton, whom they beat twice, as well Lost 0 as both their pairs Incrediball matches. Some of the girls also played in matches for the boys’ teams. There were some outstanding performances this season: Isabel Morris’ brilliant batting, consistently reliable bowling from Amelia Farmer, and invaluable wicket keeping by team captain, Heath Rosselli. Others who stood out were Eliza Blackham, Genevieve Bright, Liberty Clarke, Mary Brown, Memie Sripen and Isabelle Shannon.

Under 10/9/8

The Under 11 girls made pleasing progress and it was great to see so much enthusiasm for cricket. Their learning curve was steep and some showed a lot of potential – Catherine Morton-Willetts, Claudia Tate

and Lucy Mielczarek in particular. The developing interest in girls’ cricket also filtered down to the younger age groups, who learned a lot about the game over the season and competed in two matches, winning both. Players who caught the eye were Millie Jones-Perrott, Bella Timmis, Claudia Barnfield and Megan Greenwell – ones to watch for the future. All this success does not come without hard work, so thank you to my fellow coaches and to all the girls. U13 team: Heath Rosselli* (Capt), Isabel Morris*, Amelia Famer*, Memie Sripen, Isabelle Shannon, Eliza Blackham*, Mary Brown, Poppy Stephens, Mair Griffith, Genevieve Bright, Liberty Clarke, Lucy Clarke. *denotes colours awarded

Under 12/11 team: Ellie Letts, Honor Grigg, Zennor Harvey, Bea Grigg, Flora Raichura, Catherine Morton-Willetts, Claudia Tate, Lucy Mielczarek. Under 11 team: Isabel Posnett, Imogen Macey, Lulu Bright, Florence Acton, Sienna Matson, Catherine Morton-Willetts, Claudia Tate, Lucy Mielczarek, Francia Besterman, Millie JonesPerrott. Under 10/9/8 team: Millie Jones-Perrott, Claudia Barnfield, Lexi Kawczynski, Meghan Sheppard, Bella Timmis, Poppy Besterman, Ella Cecil, Megan Greenwell, Holly Harney, Chloe Pencavel, Millie Parry. GW


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ROUNDERS

A vintage year

Under 10/Under 9/ Under 8 Played

5

Won

4

Drawn

0

Lost

1

Packwood Under 10 Tournament

Played

3

Won

2

Drawn

0

1st IX

Transferable skills from cricket have Lost 1 established some very sound fielding techniques. Amelia Farmer managed to execute an increasingly accurate pitch to first post and Eliza Blackham was quick to stump out running opponents. Isabel Morris worked hard to change her bowling style and keep the batter guessing. Her fast ball challenged many an opponent. With the bat Zennor, our Year 7 lefthander, could launch the ball and scored crucial rounders. Mathilde, new to this ‘silly’ English sport, soon picked up the rules and was very efficient with the bat. Our best all-round display came against Terra Nova, where a full team effort secured a very sound victory. Team: Eliza Blackham (Capt)*, Isabel Morris*, Amelia Farmer*, Heath Rosselli*, Zennor Harvey, Memie Sripen, Mathilde Siraudin, Isabelle Shannon, Genevieve Bright, Mary Brown. KLP *denotes colours awarded

Played

6

Won

4

2nd IX

The second team had a very Lost 1 impressive rounders season, losing only one match. Led by an exceptional triangle of Liberty Clarke, Lucy Clarke and captain, Mair Griffith, the team fielded with great skill, using relays and second phase fielding with composure and proficiency. Their batting improved throughout the season and the team took their batting average into double figures per innings. Drawn

1

The Year 7s in this squad will form a strong first team next year; a very exciting prospect. Team: Mair Griffith (Capt), Liberty Clarke, Lucy Clarke, Bea Grigg, Poppy Stephens, Isabelle Shannon, Flora Raichura, Rowena Jones, Venetia Hamilton. SS

Under 11 Played

2

Won

Drawn

0

Lost

1 1

Packwood Tournament

5th

Moor Park Tournament

3rd

Foremarke Tournament

Runners-up

Once they had settled into their game at the start of term, the Under 11s developed into a formidable squad with every member playing an important role in the dynamics of the team. They quickly applied their skills into second nature reactions on the pitch with reminders from me becoming less and less frequent as the weeks went by! They took responsibility for their positions on the field and developed into a fluid team when fielding. The final victory of the season secured them a spectacular second place at the Foremarke Tournament where they scored a phenomenal number of rounders and showed that hard work and perseverance really does pay off. Team: Francia Besterman, Claudia Tate (Capts), Catherine Morton-Willetts, Lucy Mielczarek, Lulu Bright, Isabel Posnett, Florence Acton, Imogen Macey, Sienna Matson, Millie JonesPerrott. SL

5th

What a successful season for the Under 10 girls! Rounders is enjoyed by all and was the sport where this group of girls really matured as a team. Not only did they improve their batting and throwing abilities, but they also refined their strategy and decision-making – skills that will prove useful as they go up the school, both on and off the sports fields. A special mention to Ella Cecil who really came out of her shell this season, mastering her batting and asserting herself as a ‘big hitter’. Team: Millie Jones-Perrott, Claudia Barnfield, Lexi Kawczynski, Meghan Sheppard, Bella Timmis, Poppy Besterman, Ella Cecil, Megan Greenwell, Holly Harney, Chloe Pencavel, Millie Parry. HJ/NK

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Horsing around Last ye y year ar ended with our first qualifications for or the NSEA Championships so in the autumn utumn term we headed off to South View looking ooking for more! As usual, our riders produced some competitive v rounds. ve Packwood’s team of Archie Tulloch, Archie Barlow, Felix Barlow and Heath Rosselli won the 70cm Jumping with Style (JwS) meaning they had qualified for this class for a second time within one year! As well as their well-deserved team place, there were individual qualifications for Archie Barlow in the 70cm JwS, Felix Barlow in the 80cm JwS and Archie Tulloch in the 70cm Show Jumping.

At the Championships, the team was just kept out of the top placings by a few too many fences down, but Archie Tulloch produced a lovely clear in the individual 70cm Show Jumping competition and, overall, it was a great weekend. Our riders were busy with their horses over the winter when the focus was the Princethorpe Two Day Event. We entered two teams in the 80cm class and one (Heath Rosselli, Fred Greenwell, Archie Tulloch and Felix Barlow) took second place. There were individual honours too for Felix who won his section with Angus Hill-Trevor coming eighth, and for Heath who was second in her section with Archie Tulloch sixth. Archie Barlow joined some friends to make a team in the 90cm class and they won! The year ended on a real high at Beaver Hall. Bella Timmis and her new pony took second place in the 70cm JwS and the 80cm team (Felix, Archie, Fred and Archie) won their class. Archie Barlow also gained individual second place in the 90cm class, all of which means we will be off to the Championships again next year! JB


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ATHLETICS/CROSS COUNTRY

Mannings shine This year, Sixes Athletics formed part of the very successful off-curriculum day in the last week of term. The seniors put in some memorable performances yet again in both track and field events.

strong field to win the 100m and Edward Forde-Johnston took victory in the 200m. In the girls’ track events, Amelia Farmer overcame Eliza Blackham in a superb 100m final and Liberty Clarke produced a terrific finish to win the 800m. Overall, Mannings/Sodens won convincingly and were duly awarded the Miriam Heard Cup. PJP

William Kimberley and James Pickering showed promise in the Boys’ Shot; William threw an excellent 10.05m to win in style. In the Long Jump, Amelia Farmer (3.96m) and Henry Barlow (4.06m) produced the winning jumps of the day. On the track, all events were highly competitive with excellent winning times. Orlando Bayliss won the 800m in just under three minutes ahead of Freddie Cox. Wilbur Blackham impressed in a very

At the almighty Malvern National Prep Schools’ Championships our top runners were Will Tate (96th) and Ed Forde-Johnston (100th), closely followed by William Waterhouse (109th). The highlight of the year was the English Schools XC Cup. The Under 13s were determined to do well and managed to win the event at Adams’ Grammar, qualifying for the regional round in Warrington. The course was horribly muddy and slippery after heavy rain that week but, as usual, the boys ran their hearts out. Sadly, it was not enough to win through to the national round. They finished sixth with a top performance from Freddie Cox who was eighth overall.

100% effort This is not a sport for the fainthearted and this year, as ever, I was delighted by how all the runners gave their best in every race – including new team member, Finnley Parr, who has been terrific and very dedicated.

The end of year celebrations took place as usual at the Shrewsbury Park Run, a challenging 5km course. Some brave parents even came to run too – well done Mrs Bayliss, Mr Hughes and Mr Tate. Lots of PBs were achieved that day – Orlando Bayliss beat his previous time by 2min 32s, what a feat! Our top runner was George Hughes (who barely broke a sweat) in a cracking 20min 54s, closely followed by Will Tate in 21min 03s.

There were many competitions: The Shropshire Young Athletes XC League in which Packwood finished fourth; The Shrewsbury High Prep XC where we were third; The Abberley relays; and The Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt Prep Schools’ XC Championships where the Under 13 boys finished third. Top performers were Tom Thurstan (2nd U11 boys’), Claudia Tate (8th U11 girls’) and Edward FordeJohnston (5th U13 boys’).

It has been an absolute pleasure to look after this great team. Some have been members for more than four years and their progress has been astonishing. I wish them well and I hope that they will continue to run competitively in their next schools and remember fondly their Packwood XC years. JN

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Speed, balance,control

Holcroft Cup (Juniors) 

McFerran/Wilsons

Bibby Bowl (Seniors) 

Bradshaw/Boyces

duel-in-the-Sun (Individual) 

Edward Scott

gB medallists Under 13 Girls’ team (Mair Griffith, Amelia Farmer, Bea Grigg, Millie Jones-Perrott), Millie Parry (U10 Girls’ Individual) Selected to represent west midlands Region Louis Graham (U14), Joseph Bowdler, Henry Jones-Perrott, Hal Cowan, Bea Grigg (U12), Finn Bowdler, Millie Jones-Perrott, Barney Parry, Millie Parry, Tom Mayne, Harry Woolfenden (U10)

My thanks to everyone – children, coaches and parents – for another amazing year. The girls made it six years in a row on the podium at the nationals and the boys inspired us with a GB Teams’ quarter final ‘thriller’ against old rivals, Sussex House. Amelia and Seb won Sports Scholarships and there was a Michael Palin All-Rounder Scholarship for Captain Louis (Packwood fencers’ fourth in four years). The juniors launched into the sport with gusto scooping all of the gold and silver medals in the West Midlands’ Under 10s and Millie Parry collected a medal in every competition she entered, including the Under 10 Nationals! All this and oh yes, ‘Pro-Coach’ David had a baby too! NW


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Making a splash The children were as enthusiastic as ever in the swimming pool and worked hard in lessons to improve stroke technique and stamina. They also enjoyed fun activities and games including cat and mouse, water polo and flipper work, all of which help to increase water confidence and encourage teamwork. In addition, many of our keenest swimmers continued to attend training sessions at Shrewsbury School on Thursday evenings. This year nearly 60 pupils took part in the increasingly popular Sixes Aquathlon. They started with a swim; then quickly changed into their running gear and sped to the other side of the school for laps of the 200m track. Congratulations to all for taking part in what were quite chilly

conditions, and especially well done to Will Tate for claiming the hat-trick by winning the Year 6-8 section again. Second was Freddie Timmis (Year 6) and Isabelle Shannon and Archie McParland finished third, just a few seconds ahead of Morgan Matthews, George Hughes and Claudia Tate. Competition will be fierce next year! The swimming year rounded off with the exciting Sixes relays, which were as closely contested as ever. Mannings/Sodens clinched a narrow victory and won the Prosser Cup. SH/JN

Gripping stuff A busy summer term of tennis in which our players learned much from some tough opponents, many of whom (unlike us) had played competitively throughout the year. Three friendly practice games at Prestfelde made us focus on being consistent and not too flashy. Against some good Birchfield pairs, we had many tight deuce games and in the Shrewsbury School matches there were some sensational rallies, all of which set us up for the fantastic Repton tournament in which 17 prep schools took part. All our children did themselves justice. Our Under 13 boys (Jago and Louis), Under 12 boys (Tom Bright and Pierre) and Under 12 girls (Lucy and Violette) were all third in their sections. Tom Kenyon and Felix were second, just missing out on the semi-finals. Congratulations to mary and Isabel, who were winners of their section, and went on to be tournament runners-up. we rounded off the term with several matches against the academy players at Ellesmere College, honing our technique and competitive play. In the parent/pupil competition, Robin morris and Isabel narrowly beat matron Sue and Pierre in the final – congratulations to them!

Teams Boys U13: Jago Ainslie* (Capt), Louis Graham*, Jack Yeoward, James Pickering, Freddie Cox, Angus Hill-Trevor, Will Tate, Judah Wainwright, Ted Evans, Seb Marmont. U12: Tom Bright, Pierre Boccon-Gibod, Archie Barlow, Will Goodall, Henry Hall, Henry Barlow, Ed Scott, Jack Gardiner, Archie McParland, Wilbur Blackham, George Hughes, Henry Jones-Perrott, Bobby Boyes, George Stanford-Davis, Orlando Bayliss, Theo Bould. U11: Tom Kenyon, Felix Barlow, Freddie Timmis, Daniel Garrett, Hal Cowan, Tom Williams, Taizo Okazaki, Elliot Goddard, Tom Thurstan. girls U13: Isabel Morris (Capt), Mary Brown*, Amelia Farmer, Memie Sripen, Madeleine Bousquet, Heath Rosselli. U12: Lucy Clarke, Violette Fonkenell, Genevieve Bright, Georgina Kenyon, Liberty Clarke. U11: Catherine Morton-Willetts, Lucy Mielczarek, Claudia Tate, Francia Besterman. SD

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Salvete&Valete Salvete autumn 2016 Tristan Abord de Chatillon Keith Au Yeung Oliver Baines Lewis Henry Barlow Poppy Besterman Ella Blake Theo Bould Lucas Calbeto Llopart Nacho Calbeto Llopart George Cambray Ella Cecil George Cecil

Freddie Cunningham Carlos de Toro Abbey Dickens-Evans Grace Downes Jorge Fernandez Puig Sunita Gimenez George Goddard Henry Hall Rory Hall Venetia Hamilton Holly Harney Nina Harney William Hughes

Teddy Johnson Lizzie Johnson Sebastian Lea John Li Isaac Melia Alex Morris Arthur Myddelton Akira Nishikawa Edward Posnett Finn Rendall Charlie Rutherford Tom Scott Daniel Stockley

Judah Wainwright Florence Welch Freddie Wells Teddy Whitthread Monty Woodhouse

Spring 2017 Edison Cai Milo Cavenagh-Thornhill Daniel Garrett

Christian Brookes Paloma de Toro Violette Fonkenell Chloe Pencavel Valentine Penet de Monterno Jacobo Richi Mathilde Siraudin Nathaniel Sissens Paul Vandycke

Summer 2017 Pierre Boccon Gibod Madeleine Bousquet

valete Passed on Scholarship Papers

Scholarships Gorn Namchittai Poppy Stephens Tim Antelo Ellie Letts Louis Graham Angus Hill-Trevor Mary Brown Louis Graham Will Tate Eliza Blackham Isabel Morris Isabel Morris James Pickering Jack Yeoward Louis Graham Honor Grigg Eliza Blackham Amelia Farmer SebastianMarmont Jack Yeoward Sebastian Marmont Sebastian Marmont Freddie Cox James Pickering Memie Sripen

Academic Scholarship (Election) Butler Academic Scholarship Moss Academic Scholarship Alington Academic Scholarship Alington Academic Scholarship Academic Scholarship Crompton Academic Scholarship Michael Palin All-Rounder Scholarship Michael Palin All-Rounder Scholarship Sports Scholarship Sports Scholarship Sports Scholarship Sports Scholarship Drama Scholarship Music Scholarship Music Scholarship Sports Scholarship Sports Scholarship Sports Scholarship Sports Exhibition Sports Exhibition Music Exhibition Headmaster’s Award Headmaster’s Award Headmistress’ Award

Winchester Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Rugby Repton Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Moreton Hall Malvern College Malvern College Shrewsbury Moreton Hall Moreton Hall Moreton Hall Oswestry School Malvern College Wrekin College Wrekin College Sedbergh Sedbergh Downe House

Common entrance exam Jago Ainslie, Johnny Cunningham, Edward Forde-Johnston, Garret Healy, James Mainwaring, Isabel Morris, Finnley Parr, Olivia Ryley, Isabelle Shannon, Judah Wainwright, Frank Zhang Alex Barry Mair Griffith, Heath Rosselli Memie Sripen Sam Timpson Jack Yeoward, Ted Evans, James Pickering, William Waterhouse Eliza Blackham, Amelia Farmer, Honor Grigg Freddie Cox, Fred Dollar James Miles Sebastian Marmont

Shrewsbury Sutton Valence Rugby Downe House Uppingham Malvern College Moreton Hall Sedbergh Sherborne Wrekin

Hugo Davies William Kimberley Daniel Richardson Will Tate Henry Weir

Non-Ce leavers Madeleine Bousquet Paloma de Toro Jacobo Richi Mathilde Siraudin Nacho Calbeto Llopart

Shrewsbury Winchester Rugby Harrow Shrewsbury

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Prizes Subject prizes

Junior School

Middle School

Subject Prizes

Senior School

Mathematics english French Science Biology latin History Geography religious Studies Computer Science Music art CDt Pe Year 3 prize

Finn Bowdler Daniel Garrett Finn Bowdler Charlie Weston Finlay Montgomery Ton Ton Namchittai Harry Woolfenden Daniel Garrett Johnnie Thurstan Finn Bowdler Claudia Barnfield Robert Main Ollie Edwards Harry Cornes

Jack Gardiner Eve Leslie Eve Leslie Morgan Matthews Bobby Boyes Georgina Kenyon Orlando Bayliss Orlando Bayliss Venetia Hamilton Daniel Stockley Rowena Jones Genevieve Bright Genevieve Bright Henry Barlow

Mathematics wonnacott english Ollier French Science Biology Harcourt Clarke Classics Headley latin History Geography religious Studies Computer Science Music Daler-rowney Cup for art CDt Pe

Gorn Namchittai Mary Brown Finnley Parr Angus Hill-Trevor James Mainwaring Tim Antelo Gorn Namchittai Mary Brown Ellie Letts Tim Antelo Garret Healy Honor Grigg Will Tate James Miles Louis Graham

Ormsby-Gore Drama

Jack Yeoward

robertson Cup

Smith Cup for Drama

Isabel Morris

(highest number of Greens)

allan Cup for Character

Frank Zhang

autumn

Spring

Summer

Bruno rugby Bowl

Under 9A

Casper Buckley

Cox Cup (Cross Country)

Edward Forde-Johnston,

Harry Cornes, Lulu Bright, Tom Scott

Archie Tulloch, Eddie Williams

Croydon Cup for Shooting

William Cornes

Nicholas Cup for Hockey

Isabel Morris

Amelia Farmer

antonia lock Most improved Netballer

Mary Brown

Dunning Prize (rugby candidates)

Mair Griffith

Special Common entrance Prize

Memie Sripen

Old Boys’ Memorial english Prize

Poppy Stephens

allott Cup

Freddie Cox

Clarke Cup

Angus Hill-Trevor

Justin Davies Memorial Prize

Angus Hill-Trevor, Mary Brown

allen Cup (highest number of Sixes points) autumn

Spring

Summer

Teddy Geary

Poppy Besterman

Orlando Bayliss

Sixes Competitions Summer Term

Autumn Term Football Junior (Burnham Cup) Football Overall (Cooper Cup) Hockey (Barling Cup) Music Senior Fencing (Bibby Bowl) Junior Fencing (Holcroft Brothers trophy) Cross Country Quellyn-roberts Cup Sixes Shield

Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens McFerran/Wilsons Bradshaw/Boyces Bradshaw/Boyces McFerran/Wilsons Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens

Spring Term rugby (Hannay Cup) Netball (Boyes Cup) lacrosse (Morrey Shield) Quellyn-roberts Cup Sixes Shield

Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens

Cricket (Cowan Cup) Girls’ cricket (wilkinson Cup) rounders (Skempton Cup) athletics (Miriam Heard Cup) Swimming (Prosser Cup) aquathlon (Mclaughlin Shield) tennis Sports Quellyn-roberts Cup Sixes Shield

Mannings/Sodens McFerran/Wilsons Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens McFerran/Wilsons Harcourt/Clarkes Bradshaw/Boyces McFerran/Wilsons McFerran/Wilsons


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Headmaster’s Prizes autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Millie Parry Tom Mayne Archie Barlow Edward Scott Ted Evans Frank Zhang

Barney Welch William Hughes Casper Buckley Sienna Matson Orlando Bayliss Poppy Stephens

Oliver Baines Lewis Ella Cecil Arthur Myddelton Akira Nishikawa Isabelle Shannon Tim Antelo Hugo Davies

industry awards autumn term 3H Bertie Weston 4F Teddy Geary, George Leese 4l Barney Parry 5w Finn Bowdler 5H Harry Woolfenden 6r Todd Rees-Pullman 6e Lulu Bright 6P Charlie Rutherford

Spring/Summer term 7H George Stanford-Davis 7S William Goodall 7w Archie Barlow, Thomas Hughes, Georgina Kenyon 8C Mary Brown 8N Jago Ainslie 8w Amelia Farmer

Moving on The end of the school year also marked the end of their time at Packwood for some members of staff. We say goodbye and good luck for the future to our graduate assistants, Nathalie Kelk and Matt Stone, and gap students, Harry Spain and Milla Harvey-Scholes. They contributed hugely, in so many ways, to school life for pupils and staff alike and our gratitude for all their help in the classroom, on the games field, in the music room and in dorms is unbounded. Stalwart of the English Department, Ken webster, retired at the end of the summer term after 11 years at Packwood. During that time, he guided successive classes of pupils through the challenges of Common Entrance English with great patience, wise professionalism and good humour. He was an enormously popular form

3H Bertie Weston 4F Ella Cecil 4l Barney Parry 5w Ton Ton Namchittai 5H Harry Woolfenden 6r Tom Thurstan 6e Lulu Bright 6P Archie Tulloch, William Hughes

7H Orlando Bayliss 7S Henry Barlow 7w Thomas Hughes 8C Mary Brown 8N James Mainwaring, Isabelle Shannon 8w James Pickering

tutor of 8W who never failed to develop a warm rapport with the children in his class. He made a huge and positive impact on the lives of so many – as first team rugby coach and as a landing tutor in the boys’ boarding house for many years – but also in smaller, subtler ways: all will miss his kindly manner and gentle wit and, for those privileged to witness it, his prowess on the acoustic guitar! Also retiring this year is head gardener, Geoff Morris. The spectacular gardens and grounds are one of Packwood’s greatest assets and they are largely testament to Geoff’s creativity and hard work. Planning, planting, hoeing, deadheading, watering – always working calmly, steadily and with a smile. In recent years, he was also an invaluable assistant to Martin Ford on the girls’ leavers’ trip where his unflappable nature and sense of humour endeared him greatly to the children. We wish both Ken and Geoff a long, happy and healthy retirement. Finally, we say farewell again to Sue Draper who so kindly stepped back into the breach to resume coaching lacrosse and tennis despite officially retiring three years ago. Thank you Sue for everything you have done to inspire enjoyment, nurture talent and develop skills and self-confidence in the children you have worked with over the years.

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Old Packwoodians OPs reunite We were delighted to welcome back more than 30 Old Packwoodians who left school in 2011 for a reunion get-together on the first Sunday of the autumn term. For many members of staff, and for some of the OPs, this was the first time they had seen each other since the day they left Packwood so there was plenty of news to catch up on and changes in appearance at which to marvel! Our visitors took themselves off for tours of their old stamping ground, nearly all commenting on how small

Marriages sam davies (2000) to Caroline Griffiths

deaths sir John Bather (1942) dr Richard ward (1951) went on to Shrewsbury after leaving Packwood and then St John’s College, Cambridge. He later did his medical training at Bart’s Hospital in London. He became a consultant in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at University College Hospital London. He was Captain of Boats at Shrewsbury and rowed for LMBC and Bart’s. He died at the beginning of 2016. Francesca Humphreys (1963 - 2016) “Francesca was a true friend of Packwood. Her contribution as a governor and, in particular, as the governor responsible for boarding, was invaluable. She took on this role with enthusiasm and energy and was a great support to the staff and frequent visitor to Packwood, despite living in the Isle of Man.

everything now seemed and impressed by the many changes and innovations since their time here. Matron Caron’s extensive archive had been plundered for a slideshow of photos of our visitors during their Packwood school days, causing great amusement and many howls of embarrassment. A delicious dinner followed, over which the reminiscing continued. It was a very happy occasion and it was lovely to see so many (semi) familiar faces and to hearabout plans for university, apprenticeships, travelling and work.

“Francesca was born and brought up in Shropshire and read medicine at Cambridge University. She qualified as a doctor in London and practised as a GP. After her marriage, she returned to Shropshire when her husband Martin was appointed history master at Shrewsbury School and subsequently, housemaster of Ridgemount. Francesca was a much-loved chatelaine of Ridgemount and the mainstay for Martin and generations of boys in the house. “Always determined to make a difference, she was also a GP in Shrewsbury and brought up their three children, Imogen, Saskia and Jack. Both Saskia and Jack attended Packwood until Martin became Principal of King William’s College on the Isle of Man. Francesca embraced her new life on the island but, sadly was then faced with a long struggle with cancer. She was not deterred, enduring months of treatment with fortitude, still fulfilling her King William and Packwood roles and taking on a new challenge of advising on palliative care in Shropshire. “Francesca lived life to the full, even in the last weeks of her illness and her loss is felt by so many. The governors, together with all at Packwood, miss her wise counsel, sharp intellect, friendship and her generosity of spirit.” Liz Lewis, Chair of Governors


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Old PackwOOdians Robert Hardy cBE (1934) was a distinguished actor famous for his starring roles in the much-loved BBC series, All Creatures Great and Small, the Harry Potter films and for his many portrayals of Winston Churchill. He went to Rugby School after Packwood and then Magdalen College, Oxford. Alongside acting, he was a writer and his book ‘The Longbow’ is an authoritative text on the subject. His association with Shropshire was

news of Old Packwoodians 1958 stephen Betts has been appointed High Sheriff of Worcestershire for 2017-18. 1991 david Head is a GP in Dalton-inFurness in Cumbria. His wife Nina is also a GP and they have a daughter and a son. 1992 andrew Head lives in Sydney and has Australian citizenship. He is Group Commercial Manager for the Star Entertainment Group, which runs hotels andcasinos.He is married to Lillie and they have three children. 1993 Fleur watson lives in Paris with husband Julien and son Max. 1995 charlie watson is a director of a Private Equity and Venture Capital Company in London. 1996 laurie Briggs is working hard as a plumber, still playing some football but more golf these days. He's also doing some charity boxing matches! 2000 Huw Burdge has travelled extensively since studying History at York. He works as a Chartered Accountant for KPMG, based in London but travelling to clients in places such as Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Kazakhstan. 2002 alice Malin has had several drama related jobs since university, including Assistant Director at Chichester Festival Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Shakespeare's Globe and Theatr Clwyd. She is now Associate Director with the Actors' Touring Company. 2007 Edwin wilton-Morgan has graduated from St Andrews where he read

long-lived and for many years he was involved with the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. Theo Price (2009) had been a scholar to Shrewsbury and was reading CIassics at King’s College, London. His mother Maria was an enthusiastic Packwood Governor for several years. Theo, like his four sisters, was academically gifted with a bright future ahead of him – his loss is a great tragedy.

French, Spanish and Italian, and will be starting work in the autumn as a Pastoral Assistant at St Matthew’s, Westminster, prior to applying for training as a priest. 2011 william Bayliss got two As and a B in his A Levels. He cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity and is going to Edinburgh to study History of Art following a gap year. katie Bibby took Maths, Further Maths and Economics for A level and is hoping to read Maths at Durham. She was a prefect at Moreton Hall and captained the second teams in lacrosse, hockey and tennis. She is spending her gap year doing a ski season and travelling. antonia Brine got two As and a B in her A levels at Rugby and is going to Bristol University to study Classics. She is hoping to go into journalism when she finishes university. George Burrell got A* for all three A Levels: Politics, History and Geography and was President of the school Politics Society at Uppingham. He is hoping to read Politics at Durham. Jess clarke got three As at A Level and was a school prefect at Rugby. She played third team netball and hockey and was deputy head of house. She is hoping to study Anthropology and Geography at university after a gap year. Evie clutton studied Geography, History and Economics at A Level and is going on to do Geography at Durham. She was school football captain at Wycombe Abbey. Fergus connolly took a Level 3 BTEC Sport Extended Diploma at Cornwall College St Austell achieving three distinctions. Having played A team rugby all through his time at Sedbergh he has gone on to become a qualified rugby referee as well as a coach for football, rugby and cricket. He is going to spend a year as a gap student in an

Australian boarding school and hopes to go on to become a PE teacher and to progress with rugby refereeing. charlotte dixon was in the National Schools Tennis Team finals. She was Head Girl at Ellesmere College and ran the Manchester Marathon in April 2016. She is going to study medicine at Lancaster and is hoping to join the army as a doctor. anna dodd took A Levels in Spanish, French and Classical Civilisation. She is working as an au pair in Fuerteventura before deciding which path to follow. Patrick Haszard excelled in his A Levels taking Politics, History and English. He was President of the Politics Society at Rugby School and is spending a gap year working in parliament before going to Exeter University. Francesca Hughes was a school prefect at Ellesmere and played first team netball and hockey. She was selected for the Welsh netball development squad. She is going to Cardiff University to study International Business. sophie Mason played first team lacrosse and took her lifeguard qualification. She is currently working in London before going travelling for her gap year in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Jamie Moir excelled in his A levels and GCSEs at Radley and played first team rugby. He also rowed in the first VIII and won the Economics prize in his final year. He is going on to do an Economics degree and hopes to work in financial services. Henry Oak took A Levels in History, French and Latin and played for the first XI football team. He was Head of House and is now going to pursue a career as a sports coach in Scotland. Harry schofield played first XI football and second XI cricket at Shrewsbury and was a Senior Monitor in his house.

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OLD PACKWOODIANS He is taking a gap year to travel in India and South East Asia and is planning to go on to university to study Liberal Arts. Oliver Tennant has won a place at Mountview Drama School in London and will start there in September 2017. Archie Thomason is hoping to study psychology at Edinburgh after his A levels. Amelia Tomkinson took A levels in Religious Studies, English Literature and Classical Civilisation and got a distinction in the ESB exams. She is travelling and working for a year before deciding which path to follow.

Robert Waterhouse is applying to read Engineering at Imperial College or Cambridge after doing exceptionally well in his Maths, Physics and Chemistry A levels at Rugby. 2012 Freddie Huxley-Fielding and Scott Hatton were part of Shrewsbury School’s eight-man team, known as The Hunt that retained their national crosscountry title at the prestigious Knole Run in Kent in January 2016. Leading from the front,

Three-generation lunch The year 2017-18 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Packwood and we have planned a varied programme of events running throughout the year to celebrate this milestone. Over the course of those 125 years, many families have had multiple generations of pupils at the school and in May we took the opportunity to mark their long association with Packwood at a special Three-generation Lunch – indeed, for one of the families attending, four generations have passed through the school. A handful of current pupils joined their parents, grandparents and some of Packwood’s longest-serving members of staff for a delicious lunch and a chance to compare their Packwood experiences with the reminiscences of their relatives about what school life was like in the old days. There was general agreement that everything from food, to dorms and bathrooms, to lessons and extra-curricular pastimes had all improved immeasurably. The youngest members of the party certainly did not feel they had missed out by not being at Packwood when pupils were tasked with helping to dig the hole for the swimming pool… It was a very convivial occasion and a fitting way to set our celebratory year in motion.

Keep in touch! We are always delighted to receive news and photos from Old Packwoodians. Please email us (opnews@packwood-haugh.co.uk) with any news and do visit the Old Packwoodian Facebook page. As ever, we would be very pleased to hear any suggestions for inclusion on our list of notable Alumni that can be found through the Old Packwoodians page of the school website (www.packwood-haugh.co.uk). We hope to see many of you during the course of our forthcoming special anniversary year as we celebrate Packwood’s 125th birthday. Please visit the school website for full details of the extensive programme of events.

Freddie won in a time of 32.54 to claim the individual title, and with strong support from Scott and his other teammates, the team took victory by a margin of more than 70 points. 2015 Edward Don was part of the Welsh U18 Epee fencing team that won Silver at the UK School Games at Loughborough University in September 2016. Lily Freeman-Attwood won the U16 title at the British Show Jumping National Championships in August 2016 (at the age of only 14), riding Banana D'Ive.


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GOvERnORs and sTaFF

Governors and staff Governors Mrs E M Lewis – Chair of Governors Mrs F J Humphreys W A Johnston

R C Morris D R Stacey R G Tovey

Teaching staff Clive Smith-Langridge BA, QTS – Headmaster Sally Smith-Langridge BSc, Dip RSA – Headmaster’s Wife Nick Jones BEd, Cert Ed – Deputy Head, Science Sue Rigby BA, PGCE, Dip SpLD – Deputy Head, Head of Packwood Acorns, Head of LS, Latin, Designated Safeguarding Lead Caz Besterman MA Cantab, PGCE – Head of Classics Sarah Boutwood BA, PGCE – Head of Music Jenny Bright MA, BSc, PGCE – Packwood Acorns EYFS Roy Chambers MEd, BA, PGCE – Director of Studies, Head of English Richard Cowley BA, PGCE – Head of Drama, Maths Paul Dougan MA – Head of Art Roz Edwards BEd – Head of RS Martin Ford BEd – Maths, i/c New Children Catherine Hammond BA – History, Librarian, Teaching Assistant Jean Herzog BA, PGCE, Dip SpLD – English, Maths, LS Richard Herzog BEd – Head of Science Sam Hughes MA, BEd – English Heidi Jones BSc – Assistant Girls’ Houseparent, Teaching Assistant Jo Lambkin BA, MCIL – Modern Foreign Languages Christopher Leese BA, PGCE – English, Maths, Boys’ Houseparent Sarah Lowe MA, BSc, PGCE – English, Maths James Mullock BA, PGCE – Geography, PSHE, Girls’ Houseparent Helen Nogues BA, PGCE – Head of CDT Jerome Nogues BA, Cert Ed, QTS – Head of Modern Foreign Languages, i/c Day and Overseas Pupils Kate Parry BEd – Head of PE Paul Phillips BSc, PGCE – Director of Sport, Science Stephen Rigby BA, PGCE – Head of IT, i/c Timetables Sophie Stubbs BA, PGCE – Head of Maths Nicola Tomlins BEd – Packwood Acorns Year 2 Bella Triance MSc, BSc, PGCE – Packwood Acorns Year 1 Ken Webster Cert Ed – English Nick Weston MA, PGCE – Head of History Gail Wilkinson BA, PGCE – Head of Geography Leanne Willis – Girls’ Games, Teaching Assistant (Maternity Leave) Matrons Ali Banks RGN – School Nurse Sue Heath Caron Lane – Deputy Head Matron learning support staff Jane Cooke BA, RSA Cert SpLD Jean Herzog BA, PGCE, Dip SpLD Jo Kapella BSc, PGCE, Dip SpLD Etsuko Koshika BA, JFL Dianne Tyler BEd, Dip SpLD

Dr C Morton J M Ollier M Turner

Mrs S A Rosser Mrs A Sandbach R W Jebb

visiting staff John Arran – Guitar Duncan Boutwood – Singing Natalie Clifton-Griffith – Singing Roselinde Glossop – Piano Jane Hadwick – Piano Roy Johnson – Saxophone, Clarinet Katherine Joyce – Percussion Olga Lewis – Piano Jan Lumley – Woodwind Jane Magee – Cello, Double Bass Elizabeth McEntee – Violin, Piano, Theory Harry Percy – Percussion Edward Roberts-Malpass – Brass Penny Robin Riddering – Harp Jayne Robinson – Violin Jo Astbury – Swimming Darrell Corfield – Cricket James Davies – Golf Sue Draper – Girls’ Games Charlie Goode – Tennis David Gregory – Fencing Dick Hilton – Archery Eve Jones – Girls’ Cricket Matthew Lee – Tennis Mike Markham – Tennis Annie Moody – Ballet Faith Page – Yoga Mike Pearce – Judo Ben Syrett-Judd – Tennis Steve Welti – Tennis Lowri Williams – Drama administrative and support staff Natalie Shaw FCCA – Bursar Emma Downes – Assistant Bursar Linda Champion – Bursary Assistant Jeremy Bayliss – IT Technician Fiona Bridge – OP Society Secretary Helen Cooper – Assistant Secretary, Second-hand uniform Caroline Dougan – Headmaster’s Secretary Jane Jones – Assistant Secretary, Acorns Assistant, School uniform Rosie Curran – Acorns Assistant Beth Mullock – Girls’ Houseparent Nathalie Kelk – Graduate Assistant Matt Stone – Graduate Assistant Milla Harvey-Scholes – Gap Student Harry Spain – Gap Student

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THE PACKWOODIAN

Front row: Isabelle Shannon, Sam Timpson, Ellie Letts, Hugo Davies, Mrs Smith-Langridge, Mr Smith-Langridge, Olivia Ryley, Louis Graham, Amelia Farmer, Jack Yeoward

Row 5: Henry Weir, William Kimberley, Mary Brown, James Miles, Heath Rosselli, Judah Wainwright, Edward Forde-Johnston, Nacho Calbeto Llopart, Alex Barry, Will Tate, Sebastian Marmont, Memie Sripen, Will Waterhouse, Finnley Parr, Tim Antelo, Ted Evans

Row 4: Freddie Cox, James Pickering, Angus Hill-Trevor, Jago Ainslie, James Mainwaring, Gorn Namchittai

Row 3: Johnny Cunningham, Isabel Morris, Mair GriďŹƒth, Honor Grigg, Garret Healy

Back row: Dan Richardson, Frank Zhang, Fred Dollar Row 2: Mathilde Siraudin, Madeleine Bousquet, Eliza Blackham, Poppy Stephens

The 2017 Leavers

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The Packwoodian 2016-17  

The Packwoodian is the annual publication which details the wide range of subjects, activities and events at Packwood Haugh School over the...