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Debate team win again

Packwood’s 7H celebrated the school’s fourth win in five years at the annual Malvern Debating competition yesterday. All of the class took part in a range of games and workshops alongside a series of inter-school debates. Our most successful side was made up of Francia B, Lucy M, Cai H and Tom W. In the ... Continue Reading

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Magical maths and mesmerizing museums

Pupils in Packwood Acorns have enjoyed the first of their many annual special theme days and educational trips during the last week. On Maths Day, they immersed themselves in a variety of activities looking at money, shapes, weighing, and problem solving. Working together in mixed age groups the children completed picture Sudoku challenges, solved riddles ... Continue Reading

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Humanities trip to The Netherlands

Last week Packwood’s Year 8s enjoyed an exciting Humanities trip to The Netherlands where their busy itinerary encompassed elements of geography, history and art. In conversation with the children, it very quickly became clear that there were many different highlights of the trip. For some it was the pleasure of giving rein to their creative ... Continue Reading

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Classicists explore ancient city

Today Packwood’s Year 8 pupils set out to explore the Roman remains at Wroxeter, just outside Shrewsbury. At its peak, this was the fourth largest city in Britannia and a very important military settlement. It was amazing to learn that the ruins visible today represent only a tiny proportion of the town, which would once ... Continue Reading

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Flying visit

In our rapidly changing technically advanced world, the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the skills the children learn through studying them are increasingly important. What better way to promote these subjects and spark the children’s interest than giving them the chance to get up close to (and inside) a real helicopter? Last ... Continue Reading

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Outdoor Learning Day

The whole prep school enjoyed a day of outdoor learning this week for our annual off-curriculum day. Pupils were divided into their four Sixes and competed for points based on their ability to work as a team. The activities on offer for junior groups included a Geographical treasure hunt, an art and design-based sculpture trail, ... Continue Reading

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