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THE PACKWOODIAN

Front row: Matthew Lloyd, Emily McParland, William Stanford-Davis, Freja Bedell, Mr Smith-Langridge, Mrs Smith-Langridge, Edward Bayliss, Alice Hughes, Jacob Jones, Abi Anwyl

Row 4: Max Macey, Henry Dong, William Maunder, Kit Warburton-Lee, Shuntaro Chikamori, Abraham Mosley, Hugo Compston, Marta Alcala, Euan Parr

Row 3: Oliver Griffiths, Alejandro Rubio, Oliver Holcroft, Orlando Williams, Fred Stephens, Guy Macey, Thomas Dix, Tom Kiel, Yuta Umetani, Joe Pattenden

Row 2: Charlie Holt, Will Shaw, Julia Dunoyer, Bridget Merison, Henry Dickson, Laurie Rathbone, Rozzy Higgin, Georgiana Nicholas, Dylan Griffith

Back row: Pol Zaguirre, Freddie Mathias, Tommy Jarvis, Oliver Barlow, Will Gardiner

The 2016 Leavers

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Contents

Academics

The Headmaster

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Packwood Acorns

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Happy Faces/Packwood Groundsmen

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Boys’ boarding

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Girls’ boarding

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Packwood over the years

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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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Netball

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Lacrosse

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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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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 Fun with friends, theme nights, talent shows, barbecues and bonfires have all been part of boarding life – and the children have also raised lots of money for charity.

Success in all areas of the curriculum and across all year groups was topped off by 100% Common Entrance pass rate and 11 scholarships for the Year 8s.

Art, Music & Drama The art room, theatre and music block have seen many triumphs as the children have excelled in a wide variety of creative and artistic pursuits.

Clubs & Activities Options for everyone to enjoy and the chance to unwind after a busy day in the classroom.

Sports Numerous sporting highlights again this year including outstanding success for the Under 13 girls’ cricket team for the third year running.

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The Headmaster There have been a number of remarkable events in the country over the last few months not least the EU referendum in the summer. It is those things that are out of the ordinary or unexpected that make life so interesting. This is just the same in a top-tier prep school such as Packwood. When I look back at 2015/16 the year has been filled with quite extraordinary achievements by the children. Far be it from me to list them here, you will find all the details contained within this latest edition of the Packwoodian, but boys and girls excelling in all fields: academic, sporting and artistic has been a feature of the last 12 months. Our leavers go on to a good mix of 13 different public schools with 11 scholarships and having achieved another set of excellent Common Entrance grades. Helping each of them find a subject, a sport or an activity that will bring them pleasure for life is part of the breadth of education that we offer. We continue to provide generous allocations of time for sport, music, drama and the arts. The contents of this magazine should be taken in context alongside all of the other means in which we communicate the activities of the school, be that by social media, the school’s website, the parents’ portal on the website or regular letters from myself and the staff. Packwood continues to be a wonderful place, full of amazing children and I am very proud to be the school’s Headmaster. My thanks go to the editor of the Packwoodian, Cath Hammond and to everyone associated with the school, whether as a pupil, parent, member of staff, Old Packwoodian or friend for everything they do to contribute to the school’s successes and future development.

Clive Smith-Langridge Headmaster

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

Edward Bayliss Freja Bedell William Stanford-Davis Alice Hughes

Monitors Hugo Compston Tom Kiel Emily McParland Georgiana Nicholas

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

Max Macey Alice Hughes Georgiana Nicholas Emily McParland Oliver Barlow William Stanford-Davis

Captain of Rounders Captain of Fencing Heads of the Choir

Captain of Girls’ Cricket

Abigail Anwyl

Leader of the Orchestra

Yuta Umetani Kit Warburton-Lee Orlando Williams

Georgiana Nicholas Oliver Holcroft Edward Bayliss Freja Bedell Emily McParland


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ACORNS

It’s all go in Acorns!

A year in Acorns flies by and this year has been no different. I think that part of the reason must be that the children are so busy. Obviously the day-to-day learning is of paramount importance and this year we have reviewed our phonics and handwriting teaching and produced guides for parents to help with this at home. The new Wordsmith (for Literacy) and Abacus (for Maths) schemes have proved to be a great success for Years 1 and 2. Reception pupils follow the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Our year has been punctuated with a number of exciting highlights, including three outings. In the autumn term the children went back in time as they experienced life below stairs at Erddig (don’t forget they have learned how to do the washing!); in the spring term they visited Chester Zoo and on our way we drove past a volcano (it’s just this side of Wrexham for those of you who haven’t noticed it on the A483); and in the summer term we learned about the homes and habitats of bugs at the Groundwork Education Centre near Wrexham. We have been lucky enough to welcome a number of interesting people to visit us. Our visitors have included the magnificently attired High Sheriff of Shropshire, David Stacey, PC Leon Whitmore from West Mercia police, the school’s grounds and maintenance team, and a dog from The Dogs Trust (and its owner). The children always love listening to the visitors and asking them questions and, in the case of one pupil, informing the policeman that their father routinely breaks the speed limit!

Who made God? When was God made? Does God make chocolate cake?

In addition to the core subjects, the Acorns also learn either Italian, Spanish or French; a range of skills in PE including tag rugby, dance, gymnastics and hockey; singing, music and drama; and they visit Forest School every week.

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ACORNS Acorns have raised money for a wide variety of causes through sponsorship and sales of items that they have made. The charities we have supported this year are: Children in Need, Readathon, Sport Relief and The Dogs Trust. The children took part in a secret ballot to choose the charity to donate the Christmas card money to – they listened to a series of presentations on various charities from the staff and then cast their ballot to choose their favourite charity – the dogs won!

Throughout the year the children have enjoyed various theme days and weeks. We have had Maths Day, History Day, Science Day and Book Week. The children learned about the story of Rama and Sita from a Hindu teacher and listened to the story of the Odyssey from a Greek warrior. They have made scarecrows, designed a 90th birthday card for the Queen, taken part in Sports Day, earned awards from the Green Tree Schools Foundation, learned a Brazilian nursery rhyme and given four performances on the main stage in the school theatre. I am sure that next year will be just as busy and exciting as this year has been and I look forward to welcoming the new pupils and their parents to Packwood Acorns in September. SJR

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HAPPY FACES/PACKWOOD GROUNDSMEN

Where it all begins This year has been very busy in Happy Faces and, as always, it’s amazing to reflect on everything that’s happened and how much the children have done. One of the highlights for parents and grandparents was the Christmas show. The children were wonderful and everyone loved the performance of ‘Humph the camel.’ In January we joined the Acorns for a fantastic open day at Forest School where we enjoyed exploring the woods and toasting marshmallows on the fire. 2016 started with the arrival of many new children and there has been lots going on for all the different age groups. The pre-schoolers have enjoyed learning about dinosaurs and shapes and have been developing their number recognition and exploring traditional stories. Their letters and sounds have really come on with staff putting a lot of time into preparing them for school.

In the toddler room we have had great fun looking at shapes and using shaving foam, jelly, oats and sawdust for making monster shapes. The babies have been exploring sound using various instruments and have begun to mark make with paint. The pouring station has been a great success for everyone and has encouraged children to think about volume and quantity. We rounded off the school year with Sports Day which was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion for all concerned; and after all the older children disappeared for the holidays we had fun in the sun with the paddling pool and water blasters! S Barber

Glorious Groundsmen The Packwood grounds staff are a multi-talented bunch – Elliot, chef turned groundsman, Geoff an outstanding gardener and Phil, who heads up the team...and gets the blame for everything. To a man, they are patient, willing, hard-working and dedicated – and try to have a good sense of humour too!

Some of our best laid plans can be scuppered by the British weather. We are always checking the forecasts in order to ensure we can get jobs completed on time. Preparations for some activities can take several days, only for the rain to come down again and fixtures to be called off. This Much of our time is spent following the is a source of frustration to guide of the daily calendar preparing all, especially the children for play areas and pitches for games whom matches are a highlight of lessons and matches – mowing, the week. Machine breakdowns strimming, rolling, marking, can also be a real headache leaf-blowing and brushing. Packwood and can happen any time Geoff is in and out of his is truly a great so we have to be ready greenhouse, nurturing his and resourceful to find place to live plants and busy in the alternatives to complete and work borders, planting, deadthe job. heading, tidying and hoeing, Flexibility and adaptability are key producing wonderful displays as we never know what each day might for children, staff, parents and visitors bring – we may be called upon to assist to enjoy. Packwood’s grounds are such with deliveries or furniture removals, an asset to the school and we take retrieving rugby balls from the roof or great pride in making them look as model aeroplanes from trees. And, beautiful as we can and keeping the children being children, there is areas around the buildings looking invariably a generous scattering of clean and tidy too.

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balls, cricket bats, jumpers, books and more to clear up before gang mowing can begin. The summer term accelerates at an alarming rate and culminates in preparations for leavers’ weekend and the last day of speeches, prize-giving and sports. It’s also the time of year when we find ourselves reflecting on how quickly the children go from their early adventures in Acorns to their final year and preparing to leave for pastures new. In conversation with the children and with staff and parents, we find there is one thing we all agree on and that is that Packwood is truly a great place to live and work.

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Beaming boys, bunk beds and bacon for breakfast

It’s always such a special time when, having lain silent throughout the holidays, the boarding house suddenly bursts into life on the first night back with the buzz of excitement as the boys return for another year. We began with the Super Saturday Surprise on the first weekend of term when two circus performers rolled into town. The boarders learned a whole range of tricks and the evening was rounded off with a performance from our two professionals as well as some of the children who had picked up the skills impressively quickly. The introduction of Random Night this year has caught the boys’ imaginations. Every Tuesday evening there has been a new activity to try, including balloon modelling, card tricks, knot tying and sign language. We have witnessed the extensive talents of our boarders in the termly talent shows – some memorable moments included the gymnastic dance group, The Steppers, Orlando Williams performing, reciting and singing, Garret Healy


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BOARDING on his ukulele, magic tricks from Adrien Gollety and the Year 6 boys performing the chart hit Uptown Funk and the New Zealand Haka! The summer term saw the boys and staff take part in a charity cycle challenge to raise money for Hope House and The Northern Cleft Foundation. It took nearly all term but just in time we managed to cover the 874 miles between Land’s End and John O’Groats. A fabulous effort from everyone and money raised for two great causes.

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Our Boarding Captains, who play such a big part in defining the culture of the house, have been superb this year. Their efforts have been much appreciated by the boarding staff and the younger There is a warm and boarders. The very best of luck for the homely atmosphere, future to them, and to our other leavers – another action-packed year awaits Gadget Night is great! the rest of you..! JM & BM

I like boarding because you get more time with your friends at school

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Park House Girls... #Boardingbecause This year the British Boarding Schools Association celebrated its Golden Jubilee. The Twitter hashtag #Boardingbecause soon started to trend and it got us and the girls in Park House thinking. Here is their take on boarding…

Packwood Haugh @packwoodhaugh I’m an occasional boarder and everyone always makes me feel very welcome. #Boardingbecause 12:07 PMPackwood - 07 July 2016 Haugh @packwoodhaugh Packwood Haugh @packwoodhaugh

I’ve made lots of new friends. #Boardingbecause

I really like the house challenges and competitions. #Boardingbecause 10:34 PM - 12 April 2016

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sausages cooked over a campfire made by the children. Numerous sporting exploits, both competitive and social, also take place, keeping the boarders busy and active. There really is something for everyone.

Park House is a truly vibrant and happy place to live and work. On any given evening you will find the girls seeking out Star jobs to earn rewards, Year 8s enjoying a cuppa in their common room, juniors making a den (again!) and the Year 6 girls busy knitting.

The recent ISI inspection rated boarding at Packwood ‘Excellent’ thanks in no small part to our tirelessly enthusiastic team that have helped to make the boarding experience a positive one, whereby children now opt to board rather than have to. Boarding is moving with the times, allowing for greater flexibility whilst still offering the traditional full boarding experience that Packwood is known for. As Mr Parry and I leave after three wonderful years we pass on our great thanks to Heidi Jones, Martin Ford and Sarah-Charlotte Hale for all their help and support. KLP & SP

Packwood Haugh @packwoodhaugh I really look forward to all the fun things, like Talent Night. 3:45 PM - 23 May 2016

At weekends there are trips off-site (Chester Zoo, cinema outings, a walk in the bluebell woods) and, of course, the ever-popular on-site activities including cupcake decorating, pizza making and, a new addition this year,

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PACKWOOD OVER THE YEARS

Packwood overthe years As we begin preparations to celebrate Packwood’s 125th birthday in 2017 we have been reflecting on the school’s long and illustrious history and have unearthed these wonderful photos from the archives to give a flavour of times past...

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Class act This year’s small scholarship class was unusual in the fact that seven out of nine applied for the same school, Shrewsbury. We had three successes, with Euan Parr winning a coveted Butler (major) Scholarship. Two 8C pupils also passed successfully to Eton and Concord College. Overall the Common Entrance results were highly impressive, with all Year 8 pupils winning places to their first choice of more than ten national schools. Two-thirds of the grades awarded were As and Bs, and it was pleasing that a number of these came from the second set.

It is remarkable that many of our most successful exam candidates in Year 8 come from overseas and have only been at Packwood for a few years – or even terms. Overseas children particularly worthy of mention, for success in a broad range of subjects this time, include: Shuntaro Chikamori (five As, Shrewsbury), Henry Dong (four As, Shrewsbury), Yuta Umetani (a double A in Maths, Rugby) and Marta Alcala (three As, returning to Spain). A popular academic innovation this year has been the creation of a weekly scholarship club for the top sets in Year

7 and 8. We have welcomed speakers from other senior schools including Sedbergh, on Theories of Psychological Continuity, and Shrewsbury, on The Voyage of the Beagle and the Vietnam War. In other weeks we have enjoyed staff speakers, debates and an inaugural Sixes general knowledge competition, won by McFerran/Wilsons. Year 6 had a busy year in English, with all pupils reading a book – and in some cases all six – from the Shrewsbury Bookfest shortlist before attending the award ceremony. They also, along with

all of Years 2 and 4, passed their English Speaking Board assessments, with 18 distinctions. Another popular annual event, the poetry elocution competition, was won by Orlando Williams and there was a good amount of Shakespeare to mark the anniversary of the bard’s death. Packwood also hosted its own EU referendum debate, including local MP Daniel Kawczynski and former MEP Liz Lynne. The house, made up of a large number of students as well as parents, voted convincingly to remain, in contrast to the national result. The exam candidates In Maths this year achieved a high number of As at CE in the top set, including double As to Rugby for Dylan Griffith and Yuta Umetani. At scholarship Euan Parr achieved As in both of his papers, including Advanced Maths. 37 pupils from Year 7 and 8 took part in the Junior UK Mathematical Challenge – 12 bronzes, 11 silvers and 5 golds were awarded. Gorn Namchittai (Year 7)


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A number of children scored at least two As in their CE Science, including a double A to Rugby for Dylan Griffith in Chemistry, and Euan Parr topped the lot with an alpha plus in his Shrewsbury scholarship papers. The Acorns pre-prep have also benefited from some hands-on lessons with Mr Jones this year. The History department enjoyed the best Common Entrance results ever with 14 top A grades, more than any other subject. Congratulations also to Gus Ames and Mary Brown who made it through to the latter stages of the Townsend Warner competition.

and Euan Parr (Year 8) both achieved a very high score and were awarded a Certificate of Merit in the next round. A Year 8 team also entered the UKMT Team challenge, comprising Euan Parr, Shuntaro Chikamori, Jacob Jones and Thomas Dix. A number of junior children were presented with starred times table awards in the final assembly, most notably Finn Bowdler (Year 4) who mastered many square and cube numbers to be presented with his 5-star award. It has been a busy year in the French department, including a highly successful trip to Toulouse last September. All of the Year 8 pupils stayed in the beautiful La Pouzaque centre, spoke a lot of French and bought an insane number of pastries in local bakeries! The French Elocution competition was run for a third consecutive year and won by Finnley Parr (Year 7) and George Stanford-Davis (Year 6).

There was the usual range of trips for each year and 7H also enjoyed an excellent production of Queen Anne at the RSC in Stratford, which is proving an excellent venue for our many gifted and talented pupils. The pupils enjoyed a number of good trips in Religious Education, as well as the annual Hindu workshop. The Common Entrance A-C pass rate was very high, as ever. The pupils also benefit greatly from morning assembly time, with some recent focus on mental health and the popular notion of mindfulness.

In Science 8C visited a local stud farm and embryo transfer centre.

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In Geography the children had a great day at Carding Mill Valley collecting coursework data, resulting Draper (an Old Packwoodian, who is now off to Cambridge in some excellent projects. to do a Latin PGCE) for holding the fort so well this year. The These were complimented children enjoyed their Roman and Greek mornings as usual. at Shrewsbury and helped contribute In ICT the children have been designing their own t-shirts towards the best subject grades at scholarship, all alphas and costing a trip to the Olympics. The new computer and betas. A team from 8C also impressed at the programming club is also proving popular. In Geographical Association CDT the pupils have been busy as ever using Worldwise Quiz, hosted by A popular academic computer-aided design to plan their projects Moreton Hall. They innovation this year has been on wind-powered vehicles, disco lights and achieved a notable second the creation of a weekly storage units. place against some older scholarship club children. The new Year 8s Physical Education is now taught from 3 to 13 are looking forward to years, with rising-four nursery children receiving their trip to the Netherlands this autumn. a weekly lesson from the PE department. The children have The Latin results at Common Entrance were typically strong, been doing more gymnastics and trampolining with the addition of Heidi Jones to the staff. RAC and the school is grateful to both Sylvia Grace and Jenny

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ART

Every child is an artist

Picasso’s famous words certainly hold true at Packwood where all pupils have the chance to enjoy the creative variety of the Art Room. Early in the autumn term, the Year 5s visited the Birmingham City Art Gallery and Museum to see the Staffordshire Hoard, an incredible collection of Anglo-Saxon art and truly amazing treasure. They also enjoyed a talk by one of the gallery curators about some interesting 17th, 18th and 19th century portraits. Back at school they made many prints, paintings and pieces of pottery inspired by their visit.

Elsa Waterhouse

Another highlight this year was the art workshop at Malvern College attended by Elsa Waterhouse, Orlando Bayliss, James Miles and Eliza Blackham. We were given a great time, and the children were presented with the challenge of designing and making a costume based on an animal or insect. Our pairs made a colourful wasp and a penguin which they then wore to display in all their glory! The Christmas hat competition was as popular and successful as ever with some amazing creations, all done in a few lessons towards the end of the autumn term.

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David Shannon Freddie Greenwell

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The standard of work was so high that the winners were selected to go forward into the Eisteddfod show

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We entered three competitions for both 2D and 3D art this year, the SATIPS Art Competition held at Cheltenham prep school, the IAPS national competition and the Millicent Kaye competition, which Packwood won again this year. Following the success of Orlando Bayliss last summer, Genevieve Bright took first prize out of 360 entries and Elsa Waterhouse was Highly Commended. The standard of work was so high that the winners were selected to go forward into the Eisteddfod show later in the summer. Art displays continue to be an important part of school life, with much of the children’s work contributing to the colour and the culture of life at Packwood. PRD

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Jacob Jones

Gorn Namchittai

Millie Jones-Perrott

Imogen Macey

James Mainwaring

Bridget Merison

Marta Alcala

Meghan Sheppard

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Sweet, sweet music

With every child in school regularly taking part in music and around 75% of children learning at least one instrument (many learning two or even three as well as theory of music), there is scarcely a day in the school year in which the Music Department is quiet. Recent musical highlights include the semi-alfresco Summer Concert (moved at the last minute to the relatively less cold and windy marquee!); the beautiful singing of the Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs at their Hereford Cathedral evensong; more than 50 children taking music exams during a single term; and the teatime concerts to precede these exams. Some events have become regular fixtures in the Music Department calendar, such as the Malvern College Arts Day, in which children from various prep schools come together to create an ad hoc orchestra, assisted by Malvern pupils and staff. The carol service at West Felton village church is always greatly appreciated by the congregation there and provides a good run-through for our own carol service. Rehearsals begin for the Sixes Music Competition almost as soon as the autumn term is underway. This year had a Disney theme and Mannings/Sodens deservedly won for the fourth consecutive year.

Also taking place regularly are the numerous Associated Board and Trinity music exams. The range of exams is always very diverse, with children of all ages from Prep Test to, at the last session, Grade 7, taking exams in piano, singing, percussion, harp and guitar, as well as many different orchestral and band instruments. The success rate in these exams is very high with a good number of Merits and Distinctions (results can be found on the school website). Many choristers also take both internal and external exams, awarded by the Royal School of Church Music, and we finished the year with three Silver Choristers (a record for Packwood) and several Bronze Choristers. Much music also goes on week by week, not only individual instrumental lessons but also weekly choir practices, orchestra, band and ensemble rehearsals.


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Every child in the school who learns an orchestral or band instrument is given the chance to play in at least one ensemble as soon as possible after beginning lessons, and it seems to be this (as well as the tuck-rewards for good playing!) which ensures that so many continue to enjoy and practise their instruments.

joined other school choirs to take part in the ‘Bookfest Remembers’ concert at Shrewsbury School – later also broadcast on the radio – with music specially composed by one of our Packwood parents and soon to be member of staff, Caz Besterman. So another successful year – and no doubt many more and varied musical activities next year, in which all children will play a part. Well done to all! SB

Other musical events take place less frequently, or as a one-off. Rowena Jones and Honor Grigg’s wonderful harp-playing and singing during a village church communion service will be remembered by all members of the congregation.

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The string quartet provided some lovely The string quartet music to accompany a school social event in provided some lovely Shrewsbury. A group of boarders spent a music to accompany a Sunday afternoon at a film orchestra concert – for many, their first experience of a school social event in live orchestra. Year 5 attended a Mozart Shrewsbury concert, part of the Whittington Mozart Festival. Members of the Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs

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Treading the boards It is such fun to see the children really enjoying their drama, taking pride in their progress during our lessons, and delighting in their own productions. There was a real strength in depth of talent in Year 8 this year and four pupils won Drama scholarships to their next school: Orlando Williams (Shrewsbury), Abi Anwyl (Moreton Hall), Rozzy Higgin (Tudor Hall) and Charlie Holt (Wrekin). No surprise then that the senior play was a great success – a highly entertaining and funny version of Canterbury Tales. It was a sharp and lively script, reflecting the mischievous fun of Chaucer’s stories in a modern context. This gave the actors a real opportunity to show their ability and the standard was exceptionally high. Dylan Griffith was terrific as The Pardoner, an amazingly powerful ‘hellfire’ minister, who

had us cowering in our seats! Jack Yeoward, Finnley Parr and Charlie Holt were three ruffians with a cunning earthy humour which had us laughing out loud; the proud cockerel, Chanticleer, played by Ed Bayliss mesmerised the audience with his rendition of ‘Nessun Dorma’ and a lullaby with Mair Griffith; and the wonderful combination of Abi Anwyl (bossy Queen), Abraham Mosley (feckless husband) Alice Hughes (feminist lady), Orlando Williams (Sir Codsbrain) and Rozzy Higgin (The Old Hag) in ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’ worked brilliantly together. For me their slick interaction was the highlight of the night. Orlando as Sir Codsbrain was outstanding. He just had a wonderful sense of natural timing.

The Junior production, Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Emma Middlemiss with Sam Hughes, proved to be a highly enjoyable and amusing play. The Year 6s had the speaking parts, while all the junior classes played their part during the production. I will never forget the way the Giant was shown and played – George Hughes and George Stanford-Davis were inside a huge ‘puppet’!


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maths lessons where the ‘posh’ prime numbers get their comeuppance from the ‘hardworking’ composite numbers! It was lots of fun and I was pleased with the children’s developing ability to really interact. They obviously worked hard at co-ordinating their movements inside this beast. I was mesmerised and their acting was hilarious. Other classes have entertained us throughout the year as well. At the end of the summer, the Year 7 forms produced their own versions of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Theseus and the Minotaur, as a Play-in-a-day. The children really enjoy this form of creativity – very much group productions where co-operation and working as a team are vital for success. The Junior classes each produced an Open Assembly. The Year 3s did their own version of The Gruffalo which was very well received, with Johnnie Thurstan standing out and amusing us all as the clever mouse. The Year 4s added lots of ideas of their own to The Cheater and The Sloth – I will always remember Finlay and Fred’s wonderful ‘commercial break’ for some baked beans! Year 5 developed a play from their

It has also been a great year with drama clubs for the more ambitious children with a record number of pupils working towards the LAMDA certificates. We have had a lot of talent to work with! RHC


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Downtime diversions Junior Activities and Evening Clubs offer the children the chance to unwind and relax, to try something new, brush up existing skills, indulge a passion or develop an interest. Whether it be intellectually stimulating, physically challenging or creatively inspiring there is something for everyone to enjoy beyond the daily curriculum.


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Archery

Creative craft

Girls’ cricket

Mixed rounders

Scholarship Club

Art

Cricket

Golf

Music ensembles

Sewing & knitting club

Badminton

Croquet

Gymnastics

Orienteering

Shooting

Ballet

Debating

Hockey

Outdoor activities

Stage lighting

Board games

Dodgeball

Indoor sports

Pop lacrosse

Swimming

Card games

Drama

International film club

Pottery

Table tennis

Chess

Fencing

Judo

Quiz club

Tennis

Clay pigeon shooting

Football

Karaoke

Riding

Textiles

Computer club

Fly tying

Mini Olympics

Rugby

Touch rugby

Cookery

Gardening

Mixed hockey

Sailing

Touch typing

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TRIPS & EVENTS

Trips & Events Boarders’ Super Saturday Surprise Old Packwoodian Dinner for 2010 Leavers Michael Crumplin’s lecture on ‘The Bloody Fields of Waterloo’

’ Boarders

Barbecue

Dog show

Sixes Music Competition

Packwood Dog Show Acorns trip to Erddig

Year 6 trip to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre Game Fa ir

Trip to Midland Game Fair

Year 8 trip to Toulouse Malvern College Arts Day

Year 5 trip to Birmingham City Art Gallery & Museum

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Year 5 Hinduism workshop Sushi-making workshop

Juniors’ trip to Dick Whittington at vern Theatre Se

Choirs sing at West Felton Carol Service

Packwood Bonfire Night

Geographical Association Worldwise Quiz

Acorns Nativity Play Christmas Feast & Hat Competition

Chris tmas hats

shop Hindu work

School Carol Service at Shrewsbury Abbey

Choirs sing at Shrewsbury Bookfest Remembers Concert Packwood Christmas Fair Sausage-making demonstration

Competition Packwood Epee age making Saus

Chris tmas hats

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French Elocution Competition Years 3 & 4 Horrible Histories theatre trips

Author visit – Alwyn Hamilton Sons Fathers v

7H trip to RSC Stratford

Preece Cup Fathers v Sons football matches Scholarship Club lecture by Andrew Hollingbury, Sedbergh

Year 7 trip to Birmingham Symphony Hall

Giles Bell’s talk on Darwin’s Beagle

ment Tourna Sevens y b g u R

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Quiz Club competition at Birchfield Packwood Under 13 & Under 11 naments Rugby Sevens Tour

Fathers v So ns


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Sport Relief re lay

trip museum Jewish

Year 5 & Year 8 Maths Challenges 8C visit to Twemlows AI & Embryo Transfer Centre

Year 6 visit to Shrewsbury Bookfest at Theatre Severn

Year 6 RS trip to Manchester Jewish Museum

Year 4 Wrekin Team Maths Challenge

Sports Relief swim and relays

Packwood Under 1 2 & Under 10 Netball Tournaments Senior Play – Canterbury Tales Year 7 History trip to Montgomery Jewish m useum

Packwood Show Jumping Competition

trip

Show J umpin g comp etition

Year 8 theatre trip

Acorns trip to Chester Zoo Junior Concert

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Leavers’ trips Grandparents’ Day

Old Packwoodian Ladies’ Tennis

vers trip Boys’ lea

Junior Play – Jack and the Beanstalk

Year 6 Greek & Year 7 Roman mornings Boys’ leav ers

trip

Parent and Pupil Golf Competition Park House Charity Adventure Day Elocution Competition

Boarders’ trip to Chester Zoo

Professional cricket coaching session with Will Owen Packwood Under 11 Rounders Tournament Acorns trip to Groundwork Education Centre

Golf com petition

ers trip Girls’ leav

EU Referendum debate

Old Packwoodian Clay Pigeon Shoot

Packwood Under 10 Rounders Tournament Parents v Staff cricket and rounders matches

EU Referendum debate

Year 7 Play in a Day Girls’ le avers t rip


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Dewa Roma n Exp erienc e

Summer Concert Year 3 trip to Dewa Roman Experience Packwood Judo Tournament

Parent and Pupil Shooting

Year 5 RS trip to Derby Choirs sing Evensong at Hereford Cathedral Speech Day and Prize Giving

Disco and Barbecue

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The beautiful game Played

5

Won

4

Drawn

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Lost

1

1st XI

The driving force behind the success of the team was the passion and interest that this year’s boys had for football. The progress made from the beginning of term, where a very good Prestfelde side showed how keeping your shape and being clinical is so important, to the end of the season was dramatic. In our last game the team produced a special performance against Birchfield in slippery conditions; one/two touch possession, continual movement off the ball and clinical finishing made it a joy to watch! In goal our Spanish signing, Pol made some fine reflex saves. The defence was shored up by Stanford-Davis, Skipper Macey, Dickson and coach’s player of the season, Stephens, a daunting back four who could all spot a pass. In midfield, Holcroft, Rubio and Bayliss especially, tormented opposition wing backs. This was coupled with the control and vision of Pattenden and Guy Macey, both lethal from distance! Our target man Maunder possessed power and a deft touch; he got his reward in front of goal against Birchfield.

Overall a good-looking season with only one loss, but most importantly it was a season that saw the development of a group of players who worked hard for each other and represented the school in the Packwood way. Squad: Max Macey* (Capt), Pol Zaguirre, Henry Dickson, Fred Stephens, William Stanford-Davis, Edward Bayliss*, Joe Pattenden, Guy Macey, Oli Barlow*, William Maunder, Oliver Holcroft, Alejandro Rubio. JM *denotes colours awarded

Played Won

4 1

2nd XI

Overall, this was a satisfying season Lost 3 for the second XI, although one curtailed by appalling weather which saw all the spring term fixtures cancelled. We had some ups and downs in terms of results, but we always tried to play an attractive style of football with many of our players comfortable in possession of the ball. With around half the squad in Year 7, Drawn

0

the progress made should help the first team next year. What this young team lacked in size they made up for with the impressive quality of their passing and movement. The only game in which they were completely outclassed was against Prestfelde where it was disappointing not to be able to compete with the opposition’s pace and strength. The highlight of the season was the performance and result against Terra Nova. Freddie Cox probably had his most influential game in midfield directing most of our successful attacking play. Goal of the season must be Louis Graham’s long range strike in the top corner of the net against Prestfelde. This was a very enjoyable season for me personally as all the players responded very well and improved significantly in their performances and contributions on the pitch. Squad: Thomas Dix, Jacob Jones, Shuntaro Chikamori, Sebastian Marmont, Freddie Cox, Laurie Rathbone, Louis Graham, James Pickering, Jack Yeoward, William Gardiner, Yuta Umetani, William Shaw, Dylan Griffith. PJP


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Played Won

3

3rd XI

1

The third XI played three fixtures this term: two well-fought losses to Lost 2 Prestfelde and Foremarke, and an Under 12 demolition of Wrekin College. Both Edward Forde-Johnston and Johnny Cunningham scored hat-tricks against Wrekin and well deserved their promotion to the second XI. There were also excellent goals for Charlie Holt and Orlando Williams against Foremarke.

Drawn

0

Squad: Orlando Williams (Capt), Garret Healy, James Mainwaring, William Kimberley, Finnley Parr, William Tate, Johnny Cunningham, Timothy Antelo, Edward FordeJohnston, Angus Hill-Trevor, Gus Ames, Jago Ainslie, Laurie Rathbone, Dylan Griffith, Charlie Holt, Jacobo Richi. RAC

Played Won

2

4th XI

1

A team that will remain forever in my memory, as these were the men who Lost 1 produced my first ever win in football! To be fair I have only supervised about half a dozen soccer games in more than thirty years but, even so, when the chance of a victory presented itself the lads didn’t let me down. We had one devastating tactic, pass to Fred Dollar and let his siege-gun boot do the rest. A win against Prestfelde and a loss against Foremarke Hall must surely put me in the running for the England job.

Drawn

0

Squad: Oliver Griffiths (Capt), Hugo Compston, Kit Warburton-Lee, Matthew Lloyd, Freddie Mathias, Alexander Barry, Tom Kiel, Euan Parr, Finnley Parr, Abraham Mosley, Henry Dong, Fred Dollar, James Miles, Euan Montgomery. NRJ Played

10

Won

5

Drawn

0

Under 11A

A mixed season with some great wins and some tough losses. The most Lost 5 memorable match was against Terra Nova; there was a period of thirty seconds when they shot at our goal some seven times – it was one of the most manic episodes of play in any match I have seen and, thanks to Orlando and the stoic defence of the rest of the team, we somehow managed to keep the ball out of the net. In the end we won 3-1. Some other memories: Wilbur’s lightning-quick runs exploiting space and finishing accurately; Archie’s tremendous work rate leading to some great defensive and attacking play; George StanfordDavis’ organisational skills at the back; Tom Bright’s stalwart defending; George Hughes’ finishing; Orlando’s quick reactions and bravery in goal; Archie Barlow’s skill; and Tom Hughes’ solid allround play. Team: Tom Bright, George Stanford-Davis, Orlando Bayliss, Archie McParland, George Hughes, Archie Barlow, Wilbur Blackham, Tom Hughes. CL

Played

8

Won

4

Drawn

0

Under 11B

The Bs really improved as the season went on. They developed Lost 4 an excellent work rate, and were more often than not trying to do the right thing even if it didn't quite come off! They struggled a bit against the Under 10A teams they encountered but did well against other Under 11B teams, winning most. They had a great game against Prestfelde which could have gone either way, but lost 1-0 with the last kick of the game! Freddie was our bold and fearless goal keeper, while Rufus as defender struck fear into anyone who approached! Henry swept behind and these three made a very secure defence. In midfield, Tom was our star, showing bags of skill, ably supported by Felix and Ed. Probably our most improved player was William as striker. Many of the younger players will be playing in the A team next year, and they were able to get some practice in, as they entered a tournament at Terra Nova as an Under 10 team. Though they didn’t cover themselves in glory, they showed they will be a very competitive team next year. Team: William Goodall, Tom Thurstan, Freddie Timmis, Rufus Farmer, Felix Barlow, Henry Jones-Perrott, Ed Scott. RHC Played

5

Won

3

Drawn

0

Under 11C

It was a very positive season for the Under 11C team. Every player’s Lost 2 game improved as time went on and, despite two defeats against strong teams, the season culminated in a terrific match against Moreton Hall. Well done to Taizo who was a sharp goalkeeper and saved the team on many occasions and congratulations to all the boys for working well together and making great progress. Team: Taizo Okazaki, Kutenda Creusailor, Bobby Boyes, Morgan Matthews, Freddie Greenwell, Jack Gardiner, Edward Scott, Wilf Peers. JN

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Under 9A

Under 9B

There was a lot to learn this year for Won 2 Won 2 the Under 9 Drawn 2 Drawn 1 footballers – at the Lost 0 Lost 0 beginning of the season, after their batteries have recharged over the summer and they are sporting the latest fluorescent boots and new shin pads, their boundless enthusiasm can often get the better of them. Early games sessions could be likened more to a flock of sheep following a ball than the glorious game itself. We worked on individual skills, game strategy and acquiring spatial awareness. At this age the boys soak up information and advice and then try to process and execute it out on the field of play. It didn't always produce 'champagne football' but it led to a lot of enjoyment and some quite impressive moments.

Played

4

Played

3

Squad: Robert Main, Finn Bowdler, William Cornes, Hugo Dollar, Freddie Shute, Ollie Bing, Oliver Edwards, Archie Harvey, Ton Ton Namchittai, Charlie Weston, Henry Longfellow, George Leese, Zac Wasteney. MAF

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Hockey highlights 1st VII Played

9

Won

5

Drawn

0

Lost

4

Packwood U13 Tournament Denstone U13 Tournament

3rd Runners-up

There were many talented individuals in this year’s side and, with some finding themselves in unfamiliar positions, the girls’ first aim was to combine their skills as a unified team. They quickly learnt to rely on each other for support, proving at times a dangerous attacking unit. Through regular practice, and the added bonus of many of the girls attending Shropshire’s JDC training, their skill level, pace and understanding of the game greatly increased and the standard of goal scoring became second to none – not a corner of the goal was left untouched by the end of the season! All their tremendous hard work was rewarded with great success at the Denstone tournament where they were only beaten in the

final by Foremarke’s A team. It was a pleasure to coach such a talented group of players who I am sure have a promising future in the sport! Team: Georgie Nicholas (Capt), Issy Morris*, Amelia Farmer, Eliza Blackham, Tommy Jarvis, Emily McParland, Poppy Stephens, Alice Hughes. SL *denotes colours awarded

Played

8

Won

3

Drawn

1

2nd VII

The team had a mixed season in terms of results, but they tried hard and made some improvement Lost 4 with their skills. They had wins against Adcote, Terra Nova and Birchfield and their draw was against Shrewsbury High, with losses to Denstone, Abberley and in two Moor Park fixtures. There were many positives to draw from the season including a good number of goals scored and many girls completely new to the sport having the chance to play in matches. Team: Abi Anwyl (Capt), Mair Griffith, Heath Rosselli, Bridget Merison, Memie Sripen, Eliza Blackham, Freja Bedell, Rozzy Higgin, Mary Brown, Isabelle Shannon, Marta Alcala, Marina Navarro, Paloma de Toro. GW Played

5

Won

Drawn

0

Lost

2 3

Under 11A

A mixture of experience and Terra Nova Tournament Group stages raw talent, the Rugby School Tournament Semi-finalists girls were eager to learn and worked hard to improve over the course of the season. Lucy and Liberty’s driving runs and interchanging passes set up many an attack; Genevieve (Goalkeeper of the Tournament at Rugby), who plays both in and out of goal, was an inspiration to the younger girls who will have Denstone College Tournament

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HOCKEY taken much from her determined approach to every game. Special mentions for Millie J-P, still only 8, who contributed greatly up front with her mazy runs, and to Lucy Mielczarek who was named Player of the Tournament at Terra Nova. Team: Lucy Clarke, Liberty Clarke, Millie-Jones-Perrott, Catherine Morton-Willetts, Claudia Tate, Lucy Mielczarek, Isabel Posnett, Rowena Jones, Genevieve Bright, Flora Raichura, Bea Grigg, Francia Besterman, Florence Acton. KLP Played

7

Won

3

Drawn

2

Under 11B/Under 10

For many, hockey was still a relatively new sport so we focused on the Lost 2 fundamental skills of passing, dribbling, tackling and receiving. Each week saw visible progress as the girls became more confident and improved their overall technique. In match situations the girls reaped the rewards of their hard work in practice and often outwitted their opponents. Isabel was a fantastic goalkeeper throughout; I have lost count of how many amazing shots she saved! Zennor commanded the defence well and improved her runs on the ball and her distribution; and Catherine and Elsa really stepped up their game in attack, working brilliantly together.

Under 9/Under 8 This season was very much about introducing our youngest players to hockey, many of whom were completely new to the game. We focused our training sessions on learning and implementing the fundamental skills and I was incredibly impressed by the speed with which the girls picked things up and were able to implement them on the pitch. Matches were designed to introduce competitive games in a friendly way and to enhance learning and enjoyment. Team: Claudia Barnfield, Millie Jones-Perrott, Meghan Sheppard, Maddi Lloyd, Megan Greenwell, Bella Timmis, Holly Mehta. LW

Squad: Zennor Harvey, Flora Raichura, Georgina Kenyon, Isabel Posnett, Lulu Bright, Francia Besterman, Eve Leslie, Elsa Waterhouse, Catherine Morton-Willetts, Imogen Macey. SCH/KLP

Played

5

Won

2

Drawn

1

Boys’ Hockey

The one downside of hockey playing second fiddle to rugby at Packwood is Lost 2 that, when it comes to picking a side, it proves difficult to choose the same names twice. Every cloud has a silver lining though as, the undeniable benefit of this is that many more have the opportunity to play than perhaps otherwise would – no fewer than 30 different boys

this season! It is a sport which is becoming increasingly popular and the boys are now exposed to it at a much younger age at school. The AstroTurf pitch enables them to pick up the skills of the game quickly and this year we also had several boys taking part in the weekly county JDC training sessions which, in turn, produced our first boys’ county hockey player in Orlando Williams. There is a lot of raw talent on show in the younger age groups and I feel that the game will continue to go from strength to strength. MAF


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Speed, power, passion, teamwork

Played

6

Won

4

Drawn

0

Lost

2

1st XV

With St Mary’s Hall having started their season eight weeks earlier than Packwood, our second game was a tough one. After a hard fought match they beat us 29-22. When we played the return fixture at the end of the season, we had improved significantly. We maintained great team cohesion, defended valiantly and, despite the dreadfully wet conditions, moved the ball successfully through the hands creating many opportunities; tries from Oliver Holcroft, Ed, Jacob, Guy and William led to the boys’ eventual win of 26-12. There were many other highlights of the season: the backs, Jack, Oli Barlow, James and Fred’s super-fast hands generating an excellent try for Ed against Bromsgrove; the superb defensive effort against Abberley which saw great tackling, particularly from Laurie, William, Angus and Guy and the moment Oliver tenaciously held an Abberley player up over our try line; the guile of Oli Barlow, leading to numerous interception tries, the one against Denstone being especially memorable; Will and Freddie’s tremendous tackling in the same match; during every game the fantastic, selfless ‘clearing out’ by Yuta leading to many try scoring opportunities; and Jacob being awarded ‘man of the match’ by ex-South African international, Thinus Delport against Prestfelde. There are many boys I haven’t mentioned, but all of them deserve praise – they have shown grit, determination and team spirit. Team: Oli Barlow* (Capt), Gus Ames, Ed Bayliss, Freddie Cox, Angus Hill-Trevor, Oliver Holcroft, Jacob Jones, Guy Macey*, Max Macey, William Maunder, James Pickering, Laurie Rathbone, Will Shaw, William Stanford-Davis*, Fred Stephens, Yuta Umetani, Jack Yeoward. CL *denotes colours awarded

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8

Won

7

Drawn

0

2nd XV

This was an excellent second XV who Lost 1 so nearly achieved an unbeaten season. Only Oswestry first XV caught us on an off day and punctured our balloon. The boys played some really excellent rugby, perhaps most notably when they pulled off an away win at Abberley. The team was well led by Joe Pattenden at fly half who was supported by some very determined and aggressive forwards. The game plan was always the same; win fast ruck ball and get it away to our straight running backs. This was a skilful and well-drilled side, perhaps not so surprising given that many of these boys yo-yoed in and out of the first XV. Squad: Joe Pattenden (Capt), Jago Ainslie, Seb Marmont, Johnny Cunningham, Hugo Compston, Will Maunder, Dylan Griffith, Kit Warburton-Lee, Matthew Lloyd, Gus Ames, Garret Healy, Shuntaro Chikamori, Louis Graham, Charlie Holt, Edward Forde-Johnston, Ted Evans, Oliver Griffiths. NRJ Played

4

Won

2

3rd XV

An outstanding season for the mighty Drawn 1 thirds which made them contenders Lost 1 for the Bruno Bowl for best team. Thirds rugby isn't really about results however, it is about taking a group of lads, year-young ones and the ‘internationals’ and letting them play the game, really play, ball always in hand, attack, attack, attack. It’s everyone's job to tackle, which helped us inflict defeat on the rugby giants, Bromsgrove. This was a total team effort ably led by Captain Will – and special mention to best try scorer, Abraham and best tackler, Pol. Team: Will Gardiner (Capt), Fred Dollar, Euan Montgomery, James Miles, James Mainwaring, Abraham Mosley, Alejandro Rubio, Orlando Williams, Will Kimberley, Tom Kiel, Pol Zaguirre, Thomas Dix, Jacobo Richi, Will Tate, Freddie Cox, Alex Barry, Matthew Lloyd. NW

Played

10

Won

9

Drawn

0

Under 11A

There were promising signs from the outset that this would prove to be a Lost 1 special team. A typical Packwood Under 11 side – no size, but what the boys lacked in beef they made up for with heart, passion and skill. The team had a lovely mixture of silky handling skills, aggressive tackling and great pace. With the new RFU rules coming into play, fewer players on the field suited our fast and fluid game plan. Memorable moments include the powerful win over Abberley, hanging on by the skin of our teeth against a competitive Terra Nova side and overcoming the physicality of Old Hall, but the game that will live longest in the memory is the side’s only loss of the season. Bromsgrove came to Packwood to put the icing on the cake of their own unbeaten season. We put everything we had into the game and were devastated to be beaten in the last few moments, 20-25. But that is sport – we learn from losing and come back even stronger next time. That is what the boys did for the rest of the season, playing some of the best Under 11 schoolboy rugby in the country. Squad: Wilbur Blackham (Capt), Archie McParland, Edward Scott, Freddie Greenwell, George Hughes, George StanfordDavis, Henry Jones-Perrott, Morgan Matthews, Orlando Bayliss, Tom Bright, William Goodall. JM Played

7

Won

5

Drawn

1

Under 11B

The excellent Under 11B side, once they had begun to master the new Rules of Lost 1 Play, produced some exciting, flowing rugby. There was a mix of experienced players and novices, so early practices concentrated on the basics of passing, catching and tackling. The more technical aspects of the sport came later and a huge amount of progress was made. Bobby and, in his absence, Morgan led the team by example giving everything in all aspects of the game. Bobby, Morgan and Archie were responsible for scoring most of our tries. Credit must also go to Jamie and


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Kutenda for providing a solid physical presence which set up the platform for us to unleash the dynamic Packwood backs. Team: Bobby Boyes (Capt), Jack Gardiner, Archie Barlow, Jamie Warburton-Lee, Morgan Matthews, Thomas Hughes, Kutenda Creusailor, Casper Buckley, Joseph Bowdler, Tom Williams. PJP

Namchittai, Hugo Dollar, Monty Pemberton, William Cornes, Finlay Montgomery, Freddie Barry, Harry Woolfenden, Robert Main, Charlie Weston. SAR Played

7

Won

4

The Under 8s were a keen bunch and played plenty of rugby, including five Lost 2 games in one successful afternoon at the Pownall Hall Tournament (although no places or medals were allowed this year). Every Year 3 boy was selected for at least one match, which gave us a strong squad. Top try scorers were Henry Longfellow, Teddy Geary and George Leese, securing victories against Manchester Grammar, Cheadle Hulme, St Mary’s Hall and S. Anselm’s. Drawn

Played

7

Won

4

Drawn

2

Under 10

At the Moulsford Tournament we pitted our skills against three of the Lost 1 country’s best prep schools and certainly proved that we are a school punching well above its weight when it comes to junior rugby, thanks to a very talented group of boys. We have the ‘Generals’ – the likes of Rufus and Freddie, who tackled tenaciously and ploughed their way through the opposition; the ‘Soldiers’ including Archie, Tom Thurstan and Tom Kenyon putting in the graft; the ‘Flyers’ – Joseph and Felix attacking the flanks at high speed; and the up and coming ‘Cadets’ like Wilf, new to the sport but with incredible potential. It was a successful season and throughout it all the squad always worked hard and, importantly, played with a great sense of fun. Squad: Rufus Farmer (Capt), Felix Barlow, Joseph Bowdler, Hal Cowan, Tom Kenyon, Wilf Peers, Tom Thurstan, Archie Tulloch, David Shannon, Bertie Shute, Freddie Timmis. MAF Played

9

Won

6

Drawn

1

Under 9A/9B

This was a great season for the Under 9s. The standard of play was fantastic, Lost 2 and the icing on the cake was winning every match at the Birchfield festival. Well done to all, but a particular mention to Oliver Edwards, Ollie Bing, Finn Bowdler and Freddie Shute for their tackling and so many tries. Oh, and we won’t mention the refereeing at Terra Nova! Squad: Ollie Bing, Oliver Edwards, Finn Bowdler, Freddie Shute, Archie Harvey, Barney Parry, Joe Holton, Ton Ton

Under 8

1

Squad: Henry Longfellow (Capt), Henry Mee, Charlie Harvey, Harrison Francis-McGann, Alexander Loe, Gethin Harrison, Tom Mayne, Jack Woolfenden, William Goddard, Teddy Geary, Angus Paton, Alexander Glausiusz, Johnnie Thurstan, George Leese, Zac Wasteney. RAC

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8

Won

5

Drawn

1

1st VII

With the Ellesmere Sevens cancelled due to poor Lost 2 weather, the first tournament the boys played in was Packwood’s own. They performed well throughout the day, in the group stage beating Ellesmere, S. Anselm's and St Hugh’s, and in the quarter-finals, Oli Barlow, Fred, William and Jack all scored in the 27-17 win over St Olave’s. The semi-final against Abberley was a very close game but in the end the opposition’s two tries put them through. At the National Sevens, competition was fierce as usual. We beat Newlands House, drew against St Mary’s Hall and lost to Oratory. During the day I was impressed with the whole team; they put in maximum effort and played some excellent Sevens. Guy and William deserve particular mentions; they attacked and defended fantastically throughout every match. Team: Oli Barlow (Capt), Oliver Holcroft, William StanfordDavis, Jacob Jones, Fred Stephens, Laurie Rathbone, Ed Bayliss, Freddie Cox, Guy Macey, Jack Yeoward. CL

Under 11 VII Packwood Tournament

Runners-up

The Downs Tournament

Runners-up

Caldicott Tournament

Runners-up

The list of prestigious rugby schools we knocked out of tournaments this season is quite remarkable: Millfield Prep, Caldicott, Shrewsbury House, The Downs, St Olave’s, Summer Fields… the list goes on. However, one school stood

in the way of the boys becoming the top Under 11 prep school team in the country. Moulsford were deserved winners of all three of the finals we played against them. We had our chances – to lose to a last minute try at The Downs was heart-breaking! But Moulsford were gracious winners and it was lovely to see the bond the teams made off the field…what rugby is all about! A season to remember thanks to an all-star team: Archie created holes from nothing; Grub and George Hughes pulled the strings and distributed ball like professionals; Orlando and Wilbur ran in tries by the bucket-load; Edward, Freddie, George Stanford-Davis, Henry and Tom all developed handling skills most half backs would be jealous of; and Morgan goes down as most improved player – the development in both his attack and defence was outstanding. Squad: William Goodall (Capt), Archie McParland, Edward Scott, Freddie Greenwell, George Hughes, George StanfordDavis, Henry Jones-Perrott, Morgan Matthews, Orlando Bayliss, Tom Bright, Wilbur Blackham. JM


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NETBALL

Bombsite battles Played

8

Won

2

Played

9

Drawn

0

Lost

6

Won

5

Shropshire U13 County Tournament

1st VII A disappointing season in terms of results but a most enjoyable one from a coaching perspective thanks to the super characters of the girls I had the pleasure to work with. They trained tirelessly to improve their skills and tactical set pieces and always tried their best. However, despite their determined efforts, successful conversion from attacking play eluded them and did not result in the goals needed to snatch the victories. I certainly appreciated the way the girls encouraged one another, true testament to the spirit of ‘The Willis Warriors!’, and my special thanks to Alice Hughes for her supportive captaincy throughout the season. Team: Alice Hughes* (Capt), Emily McParland*, Issy Morris, Amelia Farmer, Heath Rosselli, Georgie Nicholas*, Abi Anwyl *, Eliza Blackham, Poppy Stephens. LW * Denotes colours awarded

It was a promising season for the Lost 4 team with many good performances. Most of the matches were close apart from a resounding win against Adcote and fairly heavy defeats to Foremarke and Shrewsbury High. The team showed encouraging potential and many in the squad had the ability to play in more than one position, which gave us some flexibility. The captaincy was also shared amongst the senior girls. Overall, a sound netball term – well tried girls! Drawn

5th

2nd VII

0

representing themselves and Packwood. They coped well with the frequent changes of position and approached each game with a determined and positive attitude, always willing to try their hardest and ‘give it their best shot’! They trained hard and had a great team spirit, even when things were going against them. I really enjoyed working with them and thank them for their efforts. Team: Honor Grigg, Paloma de Toro, Rozzy Higgin, Mary Brown, Freja Bedell, Olivia Ryley, Mair Griffith, Isabelle Shannon. LW Played

Team: Abi Anwyl, Tommy Jarvis, Bridget Merison, Isabelle Shannon, Memie Sripen, Amelia Farmer, Ellie Letts, Marta Alcala, Eliza Blackham, Rozzy Higgin. GW Played

3

Won

0

Drawn

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3rd VII

Opportunities were few and far Lost 3 between for the girls to play competitively but when they did, they rose to the challenge and did a fine job

10

Won

5

Drawn

1

Under 11 A

The girls learnt, sometimes the Lost 4 hard way, that perseverance pays off! There were good days and bad days with their shooting, but they always battled hard in the centre court with some exceptional interceptions and goals, even in the last few minutes of the game – I have never spent a season so on edge with so many games won in the last few seconds!

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NETBALL improve and develop their skills. A quick turnaround from the hockey season required them to adapt their skills swiftly, which at times proved a challenge! However as the season went on, their tactical play vastly improved along with their movement on the court. Lots of shooting practice to be done next year to help the girls to achieve their full potential. Team: Georgina Kenyon, Eve Leslie, Elsa Waterhouse, Lulu Bright, Claudia Tate, Imogen Macey, Florence Acton, Francia Besterman, Isabel Posnett. HJ

In training, they learnt to use the court more effectively using channels and this opened up a range of options in matches. They showed their true ability with a triumphant ďŹ nal victory over Foremarke, proving that the game is never over until the whistle blows! Team: Lucy Clarke (Capt), Liberty Clarke, Genevieve Bright, Flora Raichura, Bea Grigg, Lucy Mielczarek, Zennor Harvey, Catherine Morton-Willetts. SL Played Won

9 1

Drawn

0

Lost

8

Under 11B/Under 10 It was a disappointing season of matches, but the girls’ spirit and friendship in games sessions provided an environment in which they could

8

Won

2

Drawn

2

Under 9/Under 8

Many of the girls were new to netball this season and they approached it with Lost 4 infectious enthusiasm, picking things up exceptionally quickly and showing great promise. We focused on getting to grips with the rules of the game and on learning the fundamental skills, particularly footwork and the different types of passes. By testing out the different positions on court, the girls soon found where they were most suited and worked hard at developing their respective skills. It was fantastic to see their conďŹ dence grow as the term progressed. Squad: Millie Jones-Perrott, Claudia BarnďŹ eld, Meghan Sheppard, Maddi Lloyd, Alexis Kawczynski, Megan Greenwell, Bella Timmis, Holly Mehta. SCH

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LACROSSE

Winning ways

Played

11

Won

9

Drawn

0

Lost

2

Under 13

We blazed a trail from North London to North Yorkshire, competed against many teams older than ourselves and finished with a tally of 90 goals scored ‘for’ and only 35 ‘against’. Our only losses, in school matches, were the games against Moreton Hall. We were also invincible on our tour down south, winning against Bedford Girls’, Abbot’s Hill and Haberdashers Aske’s. They all gave us good games and lots of experience. And many Packwood girls won county selection, playing in superb Shropshire A and B teams which each overpowered squads from Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire. I must applaud and thank the girls for their individual contributions, their drive to keep on improving and their competitiveness for every challenge. Determination and resilience have shone brightly through. This was particularly so at the very wet and muddy Under 14 Northern Schools’ tournament near York. The motivation of our girls was immense, in conditions that were the most challenging that I have ever witnessed. Another memorable event was the last game of the season, when we played a truly storming match against Shrewsbury School’s Under 14s. We were 0-2 down in the first few minutes! However, with ‘double teams’ in defence, we tightened the grip on their strong attacks. Superb performances were given by all, but particularly by our captain, Emily, and her stalwarts Georgie, Alice, Isabel, Abi, our rising star Marta and, of course, our goalkeeper Bridget, who accounted for the powerful and eventual 9-7 win to end our season on a real high. Well done, girls!

Team: Emily McParland* (Capt) (S), Bridget Merison, Freja Bedell (S), Tommy Jarvis (S), Poppy Stephens, Abi Anwyl* (S), Issy Morris* (S), Georgie Nicholas* (S), Amelia Farmer (S), Memie Sripen (S), Eliza Blackham (S), Alice Hughes* (S), Rozzy Higgin, Marta Alcala. SD (S) Denotes Shropshire County selection * Denotes colours awarded

Played

10

Won

7

Drawn

0

Under 12

Great praise must be given to the Under 12 squad this year. Not only have they had Lost 3 tough contests, but so often half of their team members have been Under 11! Two of their losses were against Timperley Club’s Under 13s, and the other was against a strong Under 13 Withington side. All season they have been challenged to punch way above their weight, so to achieve seven wins is a great accomplishment. These baptisms of fire have provided great opportunities for players to realise their potential ahead of time. They have also developed inner confidence and courage. As I look forward to next year I see a useful and very experienced squad emerging. Well done, girls…watch this space! Team: Honor Grigg, Isabelle Shannon, Bea Grigg, Zennor Harvey, Mair Griffith, Genevieve Bright, Liberty Clarke, Lucy Clarke, Heath Rosselli, Flora Raichura, Olivia Ryley, Georgina Kenyon, Eve Leslie, Elsa Waterhouse, Rowena Jones, Paloma de Toro, Mary Brown, Ellie Letts. SD

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LACROSSE

Played

2

Won

2

Drawn

0

Under 11

All the Under 11 girls have played alongside the Under Lost 0 12s, and in so doing took part in at least eight other matches. They have certainly had lots of lacrosse experience this season! However, these two results saw them play as a squad in their own right. They secured dominant and firm wins, 5-1 and 7-2, against their opponents. Whilst there is no substitute for experience, it is the increase in personal confidence which is of the greatest value! Well done girls, for your splendid efforts and great success. Team: Genevieve Bright, Bea Grigg, Eve Leslie, Elsa Waterhouse, Flora Raichura, Georgina Kenyon, Rowena Jones, Liberty Clarke, Lucy Clarke, Zennor Harvey. SD Played

3

Won

2

Drawn

0

Under 10

This squad has been as keen as mustard! The pace of the Lost 1 girls’ game increased as they learnt to handle the hard ball and they secured convincing wins against two of their opponents. However, using the space around the goal in attack and learning to mark more tightly have been big challenges. During the spring term the girls continued to work really hard, and their stick work and game strategies moved up another level. They played and practised alongside Under 11 girls and eventually there was little to choose between them all! Well done, girls.

Team: Catherine Morton-Willetts, Claudia Tate, Florence Acton, Imogen Macey, Isabel Posnett, Lulu Bright, Lucy Mielczarek, Francia Besterman, Millie Jones-Perrott. SD

Under 9 No more pop-sticks – we played with proper field sticks! Passing and goal scoring was much more successful, even though catching took a little more concentration! Played 5 Won

3

Drawn

1

Prestfelde challenged us with their speed and strength in November but our hard work over the Lost 1 next few months paid off, and in January, after a thrilling contest, we reversed the outcome to win by a couple of goals. The Bs match was ‘even stevens’ but equally as exciting! We then progressed to the all-round challenges of a bigger pitch and the 7-a-side game against Moreton. This made for more running, passing and team skills, all of which was much more satisfying! Team: Claudia Barnfield, Millie Jones-Perrott, Meghan Sheppard, Megan Greenwell, Maddi Lloyd, Bella Timmis, Holly Mehta, Alexis Kawczynski. SD


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CRICKET

At the crease

Played

2nd XI Played

10

Won

7

Drawn

0

1st XI

The 1sts beat some strong opposition this year, notably North East Wales (by Lost 3 21 runs), and S. Anselm’s (by 141 runs), who had arrived for their last game of the season unbeaten. There were some great performances; as captain and wicket keeper William took some excellent stumpings and catches, more than 12 of them and, as usual, scored important runs with the bat. Bowling was strong too: Joe took three wickets for one run against Wrekin and two for seven (off six overs) against SMH; Louis, three for ten against Abberley; Shun, three for eight against S. Anselm’s – an outstanding demonstration of line and length bowling; Max, Freddie and Louis all conceded an average of fewer than three and a half runs per over; Guy’s pace bowling troubled some of the best batsmen in the county; Thomas produced the most impressive spell of four wickets (all bowled) in four balls against Wrekin; Jago and Jack also bowled well and I am sure will play a large part in next year’s team.

7

Won

6

Drawn

0

Lost

1

The team won all but one of their matches, a close-fought early season scrap at Foremarke. There were many notable individual performances as well: two fifties for the hardhitting Jacob; a fifty and lots of wickets for his leg spin for Edward; a fifty for captain, Will; four wickets in an over for Yuta, and a five-for in the first match for Sebastian. Very well done all! Squad: William Shaw (Capt), Yuta Umetani, Jacob Jones, Angus Hill-Trevor, Jack Yeoward, Jago Ainslie, Orlando Williams, James Pickering, Edward Bayliss, Ted Evans, Fred Stephens, Sebastian Marmont, William Gardiner, Henry Dickson, William Maunder. RAC Played

4

Won

2

Drawn

0

3rd XI

Opening batsman, Oli Barlow, achieved the highest batting average thanks to some great innings – 49 against North East Wales, 50s against Shrewsbury and Ellesmere and 38 against Foremarke. Oliver Holcroft and Louis both added significant runs to the scorecard – Louis’ 30 not out, off 21 balls, against North East Wales took the game away from them. Oliver averaged 18 for the season and his 33 against S. Anselm’s was an excellent effort.

The Abberley match three days into term caught the team a bit by surprise Lost 2 and even with some of the talented girl cricketers in our ranks we didn’t quite set a big enough total. Practice meant progress as the season went on and, against Foremarke, Dollar and Ames got stuck into the opposition bowling and dragged our total past 100. However, Foremarke’s opener proved too good, retiring on 50, even though our bowling removed six of his partners. In our final game against Shrewsbury High 1st XI, wickets for Warburton-Lee, Miles and Holt capped off a fine bowling performance all round; the fielding shone with four catches taken; Rathbone and Maunder made good scores and number 11 batsman James Miles clipped the winning runs off his legs in the last over to win!

Team: William Stanford-Davis (Capt), Oli Barlow, Shun Chikamori, Freddie Cox, Thomas Dix, Louis Graham, Oliver Holcroft, Max Macey, Guy Macey, Joe Pattenden, Fred Stephens, Jago Ainslie, Jack Yeoward. CL

Squad: Charlie Holt (Capt), Dylan Griffith, William Gardiner, Kit Warburton-Lee, William Maunder, Laurie Rathbone, Fred Dollar, William Tate, Johnny Cunningham, Edward Forde-Johnston, Gus Ames, Freddie Mathias, James Miles. JM

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CRICKET

Played Won

3

4th XI

1

This was a great season of development cricket with some Lost 2 encouraging progress made by all, including, most impressively, our Spanish contingent who were completely new to the game. Our few matches all saw a real team effort in the field, including a golden moment for Alejandro – a run out thrown from distance against St Mary’s Hall. There were also some terrific individual performances with both bat and ball. Plenty of promising signs for the future. Drawn

0

Team: James Miles (Capt), William Kimberley, Gus Ames, Oliver Griffiths, Matthew Lloyd, Euan Montgomery, Ambroise Desray Reny, James Mainwaring, Pol Zaguirre, Garret Healy, Alejandro Rubio, Henry Dong, Freddie Mathias. NW

Under 11A This squad had a tough task in trying to emulate the achievements of last year’s Under 11A, but they certainly matched up well. To finish fourth in the Nationals and play Played

7

Won

7

Drawn

0

Lost

0

Moor Park 8/8 Tournament

Winners

Malvern College 8/8 Tournament

Plate winners

Sedbergh Prep School Tournament

Semi-finalists

Saracens Cup Regional Tournament

Winners

Saracens Cup National Finals

4th

seven regular fixtures, winning them all comfortably is very impressive indeed. Their success was based on a team effort with all players contributing. Captain, George Stanford-Davis led the way claiming the most wickets, including an impressive hat-trick at the Sedbergh Tournament, but we regularly used eight or nine bowlers in matches and five of them claimed more than five wickets during the season.

Lots of batsmen made excellent contributions too with Freddie, George Hughes, Orlando and Archie all scoring 50s. This batting strength and George Hughes’ excellent glove work were backed up by the rest of the team – even when it looked like we may struggle to post a decent total someone like Will or Wilbur would come in and smash a very quick 30 or 40. Winning two tournaments and doing so well in the Saracens Cup National 8-a-side final was a terrific effort. There were many highlights, but the moment I enjoyed most was the fantastic team display in the deciding game of the Moor Park Tournament. The boys’ batting, bowling and fielding were exceptional and gave us a comfortable win (in the end!) against a very strong Prestfelde side. Squad: George Stanford-Davis (Capt), George Hughes, Freddie Timmis, Orlando Bayliss, William Goodall, Wilbur Blackham, Archie McParland, Henry Jones-Perrott, Wilf Peers, Archie Barlow, Morgan Matthews, Rufus Farmer, Tom Thurstan. PJP Played

8

Won

8

Drawn

0

Under 11B

This was the strongest B team I have ever had the fortune of taking! They Lost 0 won all their matches. The only close game was against Foremarke, all the others being very easy victories. We got used to batting first, setting a big total (against Terra Nova scoring 175-3 in 20 overs), and then usually dismissing them for a cheap score. The bowling was of a very high standard, but what really impressed me was their enormous enthusiasm. Nearly all of them were in the nets in many break times. As a result they improved at 'lightning' speed! Ed was an incredibly good captain, learning all the time. He looked a classic bat, scoring a wonderful 50 in the last match. Tom Bright was our super batsman, hitting the ball to all parts of the ground, amassing a huge number of runs. Bobby, Freddie and Archie were also useful batsmen and the boys from Year 5 were developing as all-rounders – their improvement has been so fast it is difficult to pick anyone out, though Elliot emerged as a prolific wicket taker. A word also for Tom Hughes, who had never played before, but practised and practised and practised! He deservedly won his place in the team in the last game as a very handy bowler.


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Team: Ed Scott (Capt), Tom Bright, Tom Thurstan, Bobby Boyes, Rufus Farmer, Freddie Greenwell, Archie Tulloch, Elliot Goddard, Tom Kenyon, Hal Cowan, Felix Barlow, Jack Gardiner, Tom Hughes. RHC Played

5

Won

3

Under 11C

I was really Drawn 0 pleased with the Lost 2 team’s performances this season. We tried to include as many boys as possible, and looking at the long list of names below, I think we succeeded. The list would have been longer still, but for two matches being cancelled. The general standard of bowling was really good and our batting improved throughout the season. In the field there were some great catches and run-outs. MVP was definitely Jamie Warburton-Lee, who took lots of wickets, and was top scorer with the bat. The most improved player award is far trickier as there are so many contenders including Taizo, Adrien and Alexander. Well done all.

Squad: Jamie Warburton-Lee, Kutenda Creusailor, Eden Holt, Eddie Williams, Theo Goodwin, Pierre Desray Reny, Joseph Bowdler, Hugo Rees-Pullman, Todd Rees-Pullman, Tom Williams, Casper Buckley, Alexander Legge, Hugo Mathias, Taizo Okazaki, Adrien Raphanaud, David Shannon, Bertie Shute, Michael Zhang. SAR Played

5

Won

5

Drawn

0

Under 9

The Under 9s are always so eager to Lost 0 learn, so receptive of advice and it’s amazing how quickly they can make progress on what is a very steep learning curve with so much to take in – batting strokes, bowling techniques, fielding skills and positions, plus we have to factor in weather and pitch conditions and (perhaps most important of all) the endless idiosyncrasies and ‘hidden etiquette’ that are peculiar to cricket. Every session sees improvement, the mastery of a skill or that lightbulb moment when something worked upon falls into place. They spent a lot of time on their bowling, a difficult skill to master, and

almost every boy ‘cracked it’ which was perhaps the major reason we had such a successful unbeaten season. The boys’ appetite for cricket has certainly been whetted and I envisage many enjoyable and successful years to come. Under 9A: Robert Main, Freddie Shute, Henry Longfellow, George Leese, Ollie Bing, Oliver Edwards, Finn Bowdler, William Cornes, Hugo Dollar, Archie Harvey, Ton Ton Namchittai Under 9B: Monty Pemberton, Charlie Weston, Teddy Geary, Charlie Harvey, Angus Paton, Alex Glausiusz, Henry Mee. MAF

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GIRLS’ CRICKET

Girls’Cricket Under 13A

Under 13B Under 11

Played

5

Won

4

Drawn

0

Lost

1

Lady Taverners National Indoor Cricket Competition Runners-up

Played Won Drawn Lost

2

Played

1

Won

0 1

Drawn Lost

2 1 0 1

Isabel Morris’ fast bowling, Georgie Nicholas’ reliable wicket keeping, and a series of great catches and good fielding by the team as a whole. Thank you for such a rewarding season.

Once again the Under 13 girls had an incredible run of success in the Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Tournament winning their way through to the national finals at Lord’s for the third year running as Midlands and Wales champions. On finals day, the girls won three of their four matches against the winning schools from other regions and finished the competition as runnersup, out of more than 900 schools throughout the country that took part.

It was a pleasure coaching the Under 11 team too and seeing such potential coming up through the ranks. I am looking forward to next year already!

Coming on the back of this outstanding achievement, morale and confidence for the outdoor season were high. All the girls played with such enthusiasm, whether practising in the nets, playing pairs cricket, representing their Six, or rising to the challenge of 11-a-side hardball matches. Particularly in the latter, it was great to see the Under 13A girls attacking the ball, playing with such ability and skill and so obviously enjoying the game. Highlights of the season include Alice Hughes’ match winning innings against Moreton Hall,

U11 team: Lucy Clarke (Capt), Catherine Morton-Willetts, Liberty Clarke, Lucy Mielczarek, Claudia Tate, Genevieve Bright, Bea Grigg, Flora Raichura, Florence Acton, Rowena Jones. GW

U13A team: Abi Anwyl (Capt), Alice Hughes*, Isabel Morris, Georgie Nicholas*, Emily McParland*, Marta Alcala, Heath Rosselli, Amelia Farmer, Eliza Blackham, Rozzy Higgin, Bridget Merison. U13B team: Freja Bedell (Capt), Tommy Jarvis, Mair Griffith, Poppy Stephens, Memie Sripen, Isabelle Shannon, Honor Grigg, Mary Brown, Ellie Letts.

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Seniors set the standard Played

5

Won

4

Drawn

0

1st IX

It’s never great to start a season with Lost 1 a loss, but Moor Park just pipped us and were worthy winners. We learnt that we needed to improve our communication, be sharper in the field, and to keep the ball down – ‘catches win matches’! From then on, we never looked back. Our triangle of Georgie (bowler), Amelia (backstop) and Isabel (first post) began to find some form and our back-up plan of Isabel to bowler and Georgie to off third post, also helped to mix things up. Notable batters were Emily and Isabel; Alice, vocal at second post, kept the fielders on their toes and mastered the vital second phase throw to fourth. The remaining matches were all won confidently and the girls’ cricket fielding was noticeable out in the deep.

narrowly lost. The girls enjoyed the season, played together with spirit, and many impressive performances graced our pitches over the summer.

batting – they achieved greater consistency and accuracy and some had the power to almost reach the adjacent fields! There is no doubting the girls’ potential – they are ones to watch in the future!

Team: Bridget Merison, Rozzy Higgin, Tommy Jarvis, Marta Alcala, Mair Griffith, Mary Brown, Poppy Stephens, Ellie Letts, Isabelle Shannon, Heath Rosselli, Eliza Blackham. LW

Team: Genevieve Bright (Capt), Lucy Clarke, Liberty Clarke, Rowena Jones, Elsa Waterhouse, Zennor Harvey, Catherine Morton-Willetts, Flora Raichura. SL

Played

4

Won

2

Drawn

0

Lost

2

Winners

Team: Georgie Nicholas*, Isabel Morris, Amelia Farmer, Alice Hughes, Memie Sripen, Abi Anwyl, Rozzy Higgin, Freja Bedell, Emily McParland, Heath Rosselli, Eliza Blackham, Mary Brown. KLP

3

Won

1

0

Lost

2

Shrewsbury High School Under 12 Tournament

Runners-up

Much of the senior girls’ games time was taken up with cricket, but there was still a chance to fit in some rounders. They started the term very positively, coming second in the Under 12 Shrewsbury High School Tournament. Three more matches followed and although they only won one of those games, the two other matches were closely fought and only

Drawn

0

Lost

5

Under 11B/ Under 10

Team: Georgina Kenyon, Eve Leslie, Lulu Bright, Lucy Mielczarek, Claudia Tate, Imogen Macey, Sienna Matson, Florence Acton, Francia Besterman, Isabel Posnett. HJ

The Under 11As had a really encouraging season and showed that when on form they can prove a dangerous fielding unit. They learnt to focus not only on the active batter but to catch out the remaining batters running past fourth. The triumph of the season was Packwood’s Under 11 round robin where the girls fielded Birchfield completely out the competition before time was even up. There was also a clear improvement in the team’s

5

Won

3

Drawn

0

Under 9/ Under 8

The girls developed their knowledge and understanding of the game as well as improving their batting and throwing technique – skills that helped them score numerous rounders and half rounders. Millie J-P was an excellent and reliable bowler and Claudia did a brilliant job as backstop. The Year 3 girls all made tremendous progress and special mention must also be made of Millie Parry, who, although she is in Year 2, kindly stepped up to complete the team. Lost

2nd IX Drawn

4

Played

* Denotes colours awarded

Played

9

Won

This development squad tried extremely hard in every match and bounced back after some very close scores! The team made progress in every respect. Importantly, each individual girl’s skills, whether it be catching, throwing, batting or understanding of the game, improved greatly. A seasonal highlight was our victory over Shrewsbury High Prep near the end of term – what a win!

Under 11A

Packwood Tournament

Played

2

Squad: Millie Jones-Perrott, Claudia Barnfield, Meghan Sheppard, Maddi Lloyd, Alexis Kawczynski, Megan Greenwell, Bella Timmis, Macy O’Neill, Millie Parry. SCH

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RIDING

Jumping for joy

Another fabulous year for Packwood’s riders started with a weekend of competition at South View where they gained qualification for both 70cm and 80cm Jumping with Style events at the National School Equestrian Association (NSEA) Championships at Addington in October. All enjoyed the experience of competing in the Championships enormously and hope to go again next year. Back in Shropshire, we held a Show Jumping competition at Walford College in the spring term and had more than 45 entries with some terrific performances from Harry and Bella Timmis, Zennor Harvey and Amelia Farmer who all won their classes. The late May Bank Holiday brought something new with a Two Day Event at Princethorpe College. Heath Rosselli, Archie and Felix Barlow, Emily McParland, Rozzy Higgin, and Fred and Hugo Dollar made up two teams for Packwood. The first day of dressage and show jumping was tricky but all riders finished the day with good scores. The second day, comprising roads and tracks sections, steeplechase and a cross country course, was a real test of stamina and fitness and a complete contrast to the control and accuracy of the previous day.

The Packwood teams finished sixth and seventh, with individual third place for Fred, fifth for Heath, and sixth for Felix and Emily. The year ended on a high with our first qualifications for the next NSEA Championships. Archie Tulloch, Archie and Felix Barlow and Heath Rosselli took first place in the 70cm Jumping with Style Competition at Beaver Hall, and the Barlow brothers also secured individual qualifications. JB


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CROSS COUNTRY

Go the Distance

2015-16 was a formative year for the teams with experienced veterans joined by some new blood. The season’s highlight was the fourth leg of the Young Athletes XC League held at Packwood which saw the Under 11 boys’ team take victory thanks to excellent running from George Hughes (5th), Tom Thurstan (6th), Rufus Farmer (14th) and David Shannon (17th). The Under 13 boys were third in their age group with Orlando Williams claiming 11th place and top 25 finishes for Will Tate, Tom Kiel, Freddie Cox, Edward Forde-Johnston and Ed Bayliss.

The teams also had an interesting day tackling the tough Shrewsbury Hunt course. George Hughes and Tom Thurstan had another good run finishing 11th and 12th respectively in a very big and competitive field. Under 13s, Will Tate (16th), Ed Bayliss (17th) and Tom Kiel (18th) had a good day too. It was also great to have some Under 11 girls running; well done to Claudia Tate, Lucy Clarke and Rowena Jones. I hope to see them representing Packwood again next season. The runners also competed in the Abberley Relays and the Nationals at Malvern. The standard at both events was very high and they provided excellent experience for all. JN

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FENCING

International honours

Packwood is highly regarded as ‘a Shropshire school with a national reputation’ and that is certainly also true of the Fencing Club and team – five times national finalists over the last decade. This year however, with Under 11 rugby and cricket and Under 13 girls’ cricket teams all reaching national finals, the fencing team went 'Inter-national'. Captain of Fencing, Oliver Holcroft, was selected for the Under 13 England team and competed in his first international competition in Wratislavia in Poland earlier in the year.

The Bibby Bowl Sixes team fencing trophy was won by Emily McParland, Shun Chikamori and Ed Scott for McFerran/Wilsons; the Holcroft Brothers Trophy was shared by Will Goddard and Finn Bowdler; Duel in the Sun champion was Shun Chikamori; and the Houlker Trophy was awarded this year to coach and dear friend of Packwood Fencing Club, Sir Charles Holcroft. Congratulations to all the fencers who represented Packwood in competition this year – at school, regionally, nationally and internationally – and very well done also to Tommy Jarvis who was awarded her colours. NW


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SWIMMING & AQUATHLON/TENNIS

Waterworks The Packweeds have maintained their enthusiasm for swimming this year. The emphasis in games lessons has been on improving stroke technique and stamina. Alongside the serious business there have been plenty of games and activities too, not only to keep an element of fun in the sessions but also to increase confidence and team work – flipper work, cat and mouse and water polo have all featured. In addition, Thursday evening training at Shrewsbury School has continued, and as part of Sport Relief this year the children took part in a sponsored swim, covering the distance from Packwood to Shrewsbury (approximately 14 miles). Each child swam as many lengths as they could in the allocated time and it was a valiant effort by all involved, particularly the Year 3 children who pushed us over the

14 mile mark at the very last minute. Just before half term, some of our swimmers took part in the Sixes Aquathlon, and as usual the term was rounded off with the exciting swimming finals and relays. There were 11 new school records: Henry Longfellow (U8 Sprint Freestyle and Butterfly), Finn Bowdler (U9 Butterfly), Catherine MortonWilletts (U10 Butterfly), Alessandro Fornaciari Da Passano (U12 Butterfly), Abi Anwyl (U13 Breaststroke), Yuta Umetani (U13 Butterfly) and William Stanford-Davis (U13 Sprint Freestyle). McFerran/Wilsons scooped both the Bell Cup for swimming standards and the Prosser Cup for their dominant performance in the Sixes Relays. SH

Game, set and match Matches against Birchfield and Shrewsbury School tested us well, building confidence and experience, but the story of the 2016 season was one of tournament success. At Moreton Hall’s new Prep Schools Tournament, Shun and Yuta took overall third place after a very exciting last play-off in the senior boys’ section, and Georgie and Isabel were runners-up in a tense senior girls’ final. At the Repton Tournament we had three pairs of semi-finalists, Georgie and Isabel, Mary and Amelia, and Shun and Yuta. Georgie was consistently accurate, Isabel was daring and powerfully confident, and they stormed their way to victory in the final, to win the coveted Under 13 girls’ trophy. It was a thrilling competition with more than 180 children taking part. There were further events and matches at the end of term: congratulations to Matron Sue and Shun, who won the Parent/Pupil

competition, and well done to Yuta and Alejandro who won the tournament on Leavers’ Day. In the boys’ Sixes matches Mannings/Sodens were totally invincible, winning every match, but good play from McFerran/Wilsons in the girls’ competition meant they snatched victory from their rivals!

TEAMS Boys U13: Shuntaro Chikamori, Yuta Umetani, Oliver Holcroft, Oli Barlow, Alejandro Rubio, Will Maunder, Ed Bayliss, Guy Macey U12: Louis Graham, Jago Ainslie, Freddie Cox, Jack Yeoward U11: Tom Bright, Archie Barlow, George StanfordDavis, Bobby Boyes, Will Goodall Girls U13: Georgie Nicholas, Isabel Morris, Marta Alcala, Julia Dunoyer, Emily McParland U12: Mary Brown, Amelia Farmer, Memie Sripen, Eliza Blackham U11: Lucy Clarke, Liberty Clarke, Georgina Kenyon, Genevieve Bright, Zennor Harvey. SD

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SALVETE/VALETE/PRIZES/FAREWELL

Salvete&Valete Salvete January 2016

Autumn 2015 Marta Alcala Martinez-Sagrera Timothy Antelo Dylan Barkley Francia Besterman Matilda Bing Mary Brown Kutenda Creusailor Paloma de Toro Calatayud Harrison Francis-McGann Phillipa Francis-McGann Alexander Glausiusz Gethin Harrison Charles Harvey Thomas Hughes Alexander Legge Elspeth Letts Madeleine Lloyd Matilda Lloyd

Henry Longfellow Tom Mayne Holly Mehta Ton Ton Namchittai Marina Navarro Pacios Taizo Okazaki Finnley Parr Jacobo Richi Castellano Alejandro Rubio Rodriguez-Priego Harry Timmis Sam Timpson Harry Woolfenden Jack Woolfenden Harry Woollam Emilia Worthington Pol Zaguirre Cabrera Michael Zhang

Alexis Kawczynski George Leese Jasmine Wasteney Zac Wasteney

Butler Academic Scholarship Moss Academic Scholarship Alington Academic Scholarship All-Rounder Scholarship Sports Scholarship Sports Scholarship Sports Scholarship Drama Scholarship Drama Scholarship Drama Scholarship Drama Scholarship

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Malvern College Shrewsbury Oundle Sedbergh Tudor Hall Shrewsbury Moreton Hall Wrekin College

April 2016 Alejandra Beamonte Ramiro Henry Cunningham Maxime Desombre Ambroise Desray Reny Pierre Desray Reny Julia Dunoyer Alessandro Fornaciari Da Passano Elliot Goddard Adrien Gollety Theo Goodwin

Pablo Martinez-Almeida Garcia Sienna Garcia Sienna Matson Marina Navarro Pacios Blanca Pueche Granados Carolina Pueche Granados Adrien Raphanaud Edward Williams Huayu Zhang

Valete Passed on Scholarship Papers

Scholarships Euan Parr Edward Bayliss Joe Pattenden Freja Bedell Georgiana Nicholas Emily McParland Oliver Barlow Rozzy Higgin Orlando Williams Abi Anwyl Charlie Holt

Common (or School) Entrance Exam Gus Ames, Oliver Barlow, Kit Warburton-Lee Abi Anwyl Freja Bedell, Will Shaw Shuntaro Chikamori, Henry Dickson, Henry Dong, William Gardiner, Oliver Holcroft, Alice Hughes, Tommy Jarvis, Guy Macey, Max Macey, William Maunder, Georgiana Nicholas, Fred Stephens, Orlando Williams Dylan Griffith, Abraham Mosley, Yuta Umetani Rozzy Higgin Charlie Holt Emily McParland

Hugo Compston Thomas Dix Oliver Griffiths Jacob Jones Tom Kiel Matthew Lloyd Freddie Mathias Bridget Merison Laurie Rathbone William Stanford-Davis

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Ellesmere Eton Shrewsbury Birkenhead Concord College Shrewsbury Ellesmere Shrewsbury

Non-CE Leavers Sedbergh Moreton Hall Malvern College

Shrewsbury Rugby Tudor Hall Wrekin College Oundle

Marta Alcala Martinez-Sagrera Alejandro Rubio Rodriguez-Priego Pol Zaguirre Cabrera

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Prizes Subject prizes

Junior School

Middle School

Subject Prizes

Senior School

Mathematics English French Science Biology History Geography Religious Studies ICT Music Art Latin CDT PE Year 3 prize

Tom Kenyon Francia Besterman Catherine Morton-Willetts Cai Harrison Todd Rees-Pullman David Shannon Tom Thurstan Michael Zhang Hugo Rees-Pullman Isabel Posnett Lucy Mielczarek Tom Williams Freddie Timmis Charlie Harvey, Henry Longfellow

Gorn Namchittai Mary Brown Poppy Stephens Daniel Richardson Morgan Matthews Will Tate Ellie Letts Mary Brown Mair Griffith Louis Graham Orlando Bayliss Gorn Namchittai Thomas Hughes Isabel Morris

Mathematics Wonnacott English Ollier French Science Harcourt Clarke Classics Headley Latin History Geography Religious Studies Biology Music ICT Daler-Rowney Cup for Art CDT PE

Euan Parr Edward Bayliss Georgiana Nicholas Freddie Mathias Euan Parr Thomas Dix Gus Ames Emily McParland Edward Bayliss Henry Dong Freja Bedell Tom Kiel Orlando Williams Alice Hughes Shuntaro Chikamori

Ormsby-Gore Drama

Orlando Williams

Robertson Cup

Smith Drama

Charlie Holt

(highest number of Greens)

Allan Cup for Character

Edward Bayliss, Orlando Bayliss

Autumn

Spring

Bruno Rugby Bowl

Under 11A

Will Goodall

Cox Cup (Cross Country)

Emily McParland, Will Tate

Jamie Henry Jones-Perrott Warburton-Lee

Croydon Cup for Shooting

Henry Dickson, Will Shaw

Antonia Lock Most Improved Netballer

Allen Cup

Isabelle Shannon

(highest number of Sixes points)

Dunning Prize (Rugby candidates)

Dylan Griffith

Special Common Entrance Prize

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Freja Bedell

Gorn Namchittai

Tom Thurstan

Genevieve Bright

Old Boys’ Memorial English Prize

Alice Hughes

Allott Cup

Kit Warburton-Lee

Clarke Cup

Orlando Williams

Justin Davies Memorial Prize

Edward Bayliss, Freja Bedell

Summer

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

Spring Term Rugby (Hannay Cup) Netball (Boyes Cup) Lacrosse (Morrey Shield) Quellyn-Roberts Cup Sixes Shield

Mannings/Sodens McFerran/Wilsons McFerran/Wilsons Harcourt/Clarkes McFerran/Wilsons

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 McFerran/Wilsons McFerran/Wilsons McFerran/Wilsons Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens Mannings/Sodens Harcourt/Clarkes McFerran/Wilsons


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Headmaster’s Prizes Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Michael Zhang Freddie Greenwell Elsa Waterhouse Ellie Letts Shuntaro Chikamori Oliver Griffiths Euan Parr

Alex Loe Bella Timmis Isabel Posnett Jago Ainslie Mary Brown Fred Stephens

Angus Paton Archie Harvey Bobby Boyes Heath Rosselli Gorn Namchittai Kit Warburton-Lee Marta Alcala

Industry Awards Autumn Term 3H Teddy Geary 3L Holly Mehta 4C Robert Main 4F Finn Bowdler, Ton Ton Namchittai 5H Felix Barlow 5W Francia Besterman 6R George Stanford-Davis

Spring/Summer Term 6E Georgina Kenyon 7H Mary Brown 7W Heath Rosselli 7L Amelia Farmer 8C Edward Bayliss 8N Freja Bedell, Alice Hughes 8W Abi Anwyl, Marta Alcala

3H 3L 4C 4F 5H 5W 6R

Teddy Geary Barney Parry Maddi Lloyd Finn Bowdler, Ton Ton Namchittai Catherine Morton-Willetts Claudia Tate Lucy Clarke

6E 7H 7W 7L 8C 8N 8W

William Goodall Mary Brown Mair Griffith James Pickering Edward Bayliss Freja Bedell Abi Anwyl

Goodbye and thank you… …to nine members of staff leaving us this year. All our good wishes and the very best of luck to those retiring – Elspeth Cumpston who has been a much-loved form tutor and maths teacher for nine years, and Head of Maths since 2013; Phil Mold, Head Groundsman for the past 18 years and responsible for the beautiful surroundings we all enjoy; Learning Support teacher Tina Simms who has helped so many pupils over the years; and Sylvia Grace who has held the reins as Head of Classics this year. All the very best also to those leaving to take up different challenges – Emma Middlemiss who has spent 12 years in the Acorns as a hugely popular Year 1 teacher and latterly took on the role of producing the annual Junior Play; Steve Parry, houseparent in Park House, alongside wife Kate, for the last three years; and to Fi Bridge who has seemed to be a permanent fixture

at Packwood since her schooldays here as the very first girl pupil in the 1960s! Fi has been an invaluable member of the office staff and a fantastic OP Secretary maintaining links with former pupils. And finally, we say a big thank you to Jenny Draper and Sarah-Charlotte Hale for everything they’ve done as Graduate Gap Students this year and wish them well as they embark on PGCE courses. Whether relatively new arrivals with only the past 12 months to look back on, or with many long years of devoted service behind them, they have all contributed in innumerable ways to Packwood. Their dedication, professionalism and hard work, but also their good humour and sense of fun have added so much to the lives of all they have encountered. They will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by children and staff alike.

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Old Packwoodians Welcome back to 2010 leavers Early in the autumn term a good number of those who had left Packwood in 2010 returned for a five-year reunion. They looked around their former classrooms and dormitories, and saw how much had changed and how much was exactly the same. Several commented that everything seemed smaller now than they remembered! There was a chance to see photos of themselves during their Packwood days, followed by drinks and dinner with several current and former members of staff, including some who had also left

Engagements Charlotte Brunt (2000) to Giles Chessie Rowland (2006) to Tom

Marriages Kim Harfitt (1999) to Declan Halpin Alice Davies (2001) to Will Reynolds

Deaths Richard Matson (1956) In his time, Richard was a boy, father and governor at Packwood and was a true gentleman who touched the lives

News of Old Packwoodians 1983 Rowena Colthurst is happily married to James Nason and they have three children. Rowena is a career headhunter and head of the Private Equity practice at The Inzito Partnership in London. She lives in London but still spends lots of time in Pitchford, Shropshire.

Packwood in 2010. Over dinner there was an opportunity to find out what everyone had been doing during the last five years, with lots of talk about academic and sporting successes, gap years being planned and university places in the bag. The overall feeling of the staff in attendance was how delightful it was to meet such a charming, interesting and accomplished group of young people. It was very satisfying to consider the part that Packwood had played in the lives of these young men and women; and we shall monitor their future progress and successes with great interest.

of all he knew. Edward Pease-Watkin writes, “Richard left at the end of my first year at Packwood, going on to Uppingham. His father was an excellent Founding Governor; both he and Richard, in his time, were immensely supportive of the school and Richard remained so until his life ended so abruptly.” Richard became a governor of the school in 1972 and remained so for an incredible 22 years. He was part of a governing body which oversaw massive expansion in terms of numbers

as well as the absorption of the farm and development of the site to include new classrooms, changing rooms, a sports hall and the original art and music rooms. Richard was a pillar of his local community, particularly the agricultural community, and will be greatly missed.

2006 Stefan Hindmarsh has graduated with a MBChB degree in Medicine from the University of Aberdeen. Whilst there, he was President of the Medical Society as well as being a playing member and secretary of the university's golf team. In August 2016 he began work as a Junior House Officer Doctor (FY1) at the Royal Inverclyde Hospital near Glasgow.

2010 Charlie Adams captained both the first XV rugby and first XI cricket at Shrewsbury and is moving on to Bath University to study Accounting and Finance.

J H C Edwards (1949) A very well-known and respected auctioneer in Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells and Rhayader. H S Gibson (1963)

William Allott was a Praeposter at Shrewsbury and spent a lot of time working in the school theatre doing plays, musicals and tours. He is going to work at BBC Radio Shropshire and is


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OLD PACKWOODIANS hoping to follow a career in broadcasting, possibly going on to university next year. Peregrine Beckett has been offered a place, with a scholarship, at Bocconi University in Milan to study international business and finance. He will join his cousin Tom Beckett who has also been offered a place. Tira Brown finished Moreton Hall as Head of Art and a Deputy of the Illuminati. She was Captain of Hockey and played first team lacrosse and tennis. She is now at MMU doing a foundation course in Art and Design. Edward Carroll was involved in a lot of music at Shrewsbury particularly taking part in The Marriage of Figaro, starting singing groups and performing in many concerts. He coxed for the 2nd XI and raced at Henley. He is now reading Computer Science at Oriel College, Oxford. Laura Cooke was Head of House, Head of Netball and Captain of Swimming at Shrewsbury. She played the flute to Grade 8 and is going to spend a gap year working at Boundary Ash School in Portsmouth before going to UCL to read Classical Studies. Daniella Hatton was a director of Moreton Enterprise. She played netball for school and the Oswestry League and is going on to SOAS University of London to study International Management (China). Sebastian Heywood was Captain of Polo at Shrewsbury and played tennis, football, squash and fives. He is going to spend a gap year travelling and hoping to go on to either Bristol or Newcastle. Jamie Humes was Sportsman of the Year at Shrewsbury and Deputy Head of Ingram’s. He played football, fives and cricket and is going on to the University of Leeds. Tansy Massey was in the choir at Rugby and played in the tennis team. She is going on to Camberwell College of Arts to do an Art Foundation course. Hamish Neill rowed, played squash, golf and tennis at Shrewsbury and is going on to Edinburgh University. Yutaro Sato was a Praeposter at Shrewsbury and Deputy Head of School House. He is going on to Sheffield University to study Medicine.

Lucy Simpson played in the first lacrosse and hockey teams at Moreton Hall and is going on to Newcastle University. Patrick Phillips played first team rugby and cricket at Sedbergh and won an award for the sportsman who has contributed the most to Sedbergh School. He is going to spend a year as a gap student at Scots College in Wellington, New Zealand. George Platt went on to Newcastle High School where he played football, tennis and squash and was the highest scorer in the football team. He is planning a gap year. Ollie Pumphrey was a Praeposter and Head of House at Shrewsbury. He played 1st team tennis and hockey and is planning to spend a gap year travelling before applying to university. Hugo Rowland played first team rugby and tennis at Wrekin College and is planning to do a ski season before travelling to Australia. Elliot Robinson-Boulton was Head of Rigg’s Hall at Shrewsbury and raced at Henley. He is going to UCL to study for a Master’s in Natural Sciences. Rosie Shone played first team netball at Rugby and is taking a gap year before going to Cardiff. Toby Thomson played tennis and football at Malvern College. He is planning a gap year in Australia training to be a sailing coach. Georgie Thurston did a lot of charity work at Ellesmere including two trips to Tanzania and several musical performances singing and playing the guitar to raise money for charity. She is going to Leicester University to read English. Olivia Wade-Smith was Captain of Lacrosse and played first team hockey, netball and tennis as well as cross country at Moreton Hall. She is going to Manchester University to read Spanish and Business Management. Johnny Woodhead worked in the UK until January before going travelling in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji during his gap year. At Rugby he played first team hockey, rugby and cricket and was awarded his colours in all three sports.

2012 Thomas Tulloch and his pony Spirit VI led the British Charles Owen British Pony Team to a gold medal at the 2015 FEI Pony European Championships, held in Malmö, Sweden. In the individual competition he finished in fourth place, just one point behind the bronze medal winner. He has been selected as one of 50 ‘Rising Stars’ for the prestigious Jaguar Land Rover Academy of Sport 2015 – a special mentoring and education programme for young athletes aged between 12 and 25 who have reached an elite level in their sport. The Academy’s aim is “to recognise, celebrate and inspire the next generation of British sporting heroes by giving them the opportunity to work with and learn from the best British sportsmen and women”. 2014 Harry Swinburne is enjoying Millfield and playing lots of rugby, including competing in the NatWest Schools U15 Cup this year. 2015 Lily Freeman-Attwood was placed fourth at the Horse of the Year Show in The Stable Company’s 138cm show jumping event. Edward Barry was a winner in a “Design a Robot” competition run by Greenwich University. As a result, his school (Tonbridge) will be working with the university who will provide technical expertise, time and manufacturing facilities to build the robot ready to compete in the Robot Wars arena in September. Eliza Rosselli won prizes for Biology and Spanish at Rugby and was also awarded a trophy for netball player of the season for her team.

Please keep an eye on the OP Facebook page and the website for news of forthcoming events to celebrate our 125th anniversary

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Old Packwoodian Sponsorship Fun Ladies’ Tennis The Ladies’ Tennis Competition is finally becoming a Packwood tradition with the aim of having some fun but also raising money to distribute in sponsorship to OPs who undertake numerous splendid challenges in aid of charity. Tennis, unfortunately, is dependent on good weather, however our 32 payers were made of strong stuff and not to be daunted by the odd downpour. Despite a few rain delays we managed to play the final before lunch. Many congratulations to Matron Sue Heath and her daughter Cheryl who were unbeatable despite stern resistance from Jilly Higgin and her partner, Sue Griffiths. Many thanks to Holroyd Howe for their fantastic catering – shortbread to keep everyone going during the competition and a spectacular buffet for lunch; to Howard and Pearl Bourne and Barbara Gallimore for helping serve coffee all morning; and, most of all, to everyone who played. FB

OP Clay pigeon shoot As it turned out we were overwhelmed with interest (we had to stop taking entries at 40) and the weather on the day was more suited to a Jamaican test match with paddling pools provided for the onlookers. Shooting coats and fleeces littered the bottom field as the competition on the pegs hotted up. The sceptical hotshots eyed up Nick Jones’ ‘Down the Line Skeet’ imagining that not a single clay would escape, but any OP taught by Mr Jones realised that you underestimate him at your peril. Had the quarry been real pigeons for supper a great many people would have gone hungry.

The shoot came about after a casual suggestion from Peter Draper during an OP meeting and turned out to be an inspired idea. In April when we started planning amid Arctic winds and diluvian rain, it seemed to be the perfect option – an event which didn’t rely on good weather; people could shoot in any conditions and there was no need to try and pull together 22 players for the more usual OP game of cricket.

Keep in touch! We are always delighted to receive news and photos from Old Packwoodians. Please email us at: opnews@packwood-haugh.co.uk with any news and don’t forget to visit the Old Packwoodian Facebook page. Please do also take a look at the new Alumni page in the OP area of the school website which we have started work on this year. If you have any suggestions for inclusion on this illustrious list, we would be very pleased to hear from you!

Luckily we weren’t dependent on the bag. In fine Packwood tradition, Jane Jones and her team produced a magnificent barbecue washed down at the end of the day with a keg of Stonehouse’s best Station bitter. Very many thanks to all those who helped out, and to OP, Tom Rylands, who is now running clay shooting days commercially and who very kindly brought along his special trap for people to try out. By the time James Thorn and James London finally decided that their arms couldn’t take another shot it was well past 5pm and a large group of happy OPs trundled back up to school. FB


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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 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 Elspeth Cumpston BSc, PGCE – Head of Maths Paul Dougan MA – Head of Art Roz Edwards BEd – Head of RS Martin Ford BEd – Maths, i/c New Children Sylvia Grace BA – Latin 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 Sarah Lloyd – Teaching Assistant Sarah Lowe MA, BSc, PGCE – English, Maths Emma Middlemiss BEd – Packwood Acorns Year 1 James Mullock BA, PGCE – Geography, PSHE, Boys’ Houseparent Beth Mullock – Boys’ 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, Girls’ Houseparent Paul Phillips BSc, PGCE – Director of Sport, Science Sir Anthony Rigby – CDT Stephen Rigby BA, PGCE – Head of IT, i/c Timetables Nicola Tomlins BEd – Packwood Acorns Year 2 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 Matrons Ali Banks RGN – School Nurse Sue Heath Caron Lane – Deputy Head Matron

Dr C Morton J M Ollier M Turner

Mrs S A Rosser Mrs A Sandbach R W Jebb

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 Tina Simms BA, PGCE, RSA Cert SpLD Visiting Staff John Arran – Guitar Duncan Boutwood – Singing Natalie Clifton-Griffith – Singing Roselinde Glossop – Piano Jane Hadwick – Piano Roy Johnson – Saxophone Katherine Joyce – Percussion Olga Lewis – Piano Jan Lumley – Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe Jane Magee – Cello, Double Bass Elizabeth McEntee – Violin, Piano, Theory Harry Percy – Percussion Edward Roberts-Malpass – Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Horn Penny Robin Riddering – Harp Jayne Robinson – Violin Jo Astbury – Swimming Darrell Corfield – Cricket Rosie Curran – Acorns’ volunteer James Davies – Golf Sue Draper – Tennis, Girls’ Games Charlie Goode – Tennis David Gregory – Fencing Dick Hilton – Archery Eve Jones – Girls’ Cricket Martine Jones – Drama Mike Markham – Tennis Annie Moody – Ballet Faith Page – Yoga Mike Pearce – Judo 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 – Assistant Secretary, OP Society Secretary Helen Cooper – Assistant Secretary, Second-hand uniform Caroline Dougan – Headmaster’s Secretary Jane Jones – School uniform, Pastoral Steve Parry – Girls’ Houseparent Sarah Charlotte Hale BSc – Graduate Assistant Jenny Draper BA – Graduate Assistant

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THE PACKWOODIAN

Front row: Matthew Lloyd, Emily McParland, William Stanford-Davis, Freja Bedell, Mr Smith-Langridge, Mrs Smith-Langridge, Edward Bayliss, Alice Hughes, Jacob Jones, Abi Anwyl

Row 4: Max Macey, Henry Dong, William Maunder, Kit Warburton-Lee, Shuntaro Chikamori, Abraham Mosley, Hugo Compston, Marta Alcala, Euan Parr

Row 3: Oliver Griffiths, Alejandro Rubio, Oliver Holcroft, Orlando Williams, Fred Stephens, Guy Macey, Thomas Dix, Tom Kiel, Yuta Umetani, Joe Pattenden

Row 2: Charlie Holt, Will Shaw, Julia Dunoyer, Bridget Merison, Henry Dickson, Laurie Rathbone, Rozzy Higgin, Georgiana Nicholas, Dylan Griffith

Back row: Pol Zaguirre, Freddie Mathias, Tommy Jarvis, Oliver Barlow, Will Gardiner

The 2016 Leavers

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