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Choir trip to Worcester

Throughout the year, the 32 Packwood choristers give up a significant amount of their free time for the choir – rehearsals during break times, Sunday morning church services and extra singing commitments which just this term have included singing at the wedding of an Old Packwoodian and entertaining Mr Jones’ mother and her fellow residents ... Continue Reading

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Sublime summer concert

One of the main events of the musical calendar is the Packwood Summer Concert and this year nearly half the children in the main school took part. As before, plans for a sunny, alfresco event were thwarted by the weather, but the marquee provided an excellent alternative with plenty of space for children, parents, picnics ... Continue Reading

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The Sound of Music

Packwood’s junior year groups rose to the challenge in style for their outstanding production of ‘The Sound of Music’, which delighted audiences last Friday and Saturday evening. The confidence of these young performers (aged between 8 and 11!) was remarkable – they sang and acted with such self-assurance and immersed themselves completely in their parts. ... Continue Reading

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Shakespeare drama workshop

Introducing the Bard

At the end of last week, a group of 12 Packwood pupils were lucky enough to spend a day treading the boards and developing their acting skills. Head of Drama, Mr Cowley explains: “On Friday, some of our talented young actors from Year 6 and 7 enjoyed a Shakespeare Drama Workshop Day at Shrewsbury School. ... Continue Reading

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Junior musicians on stage

Following some Year 8 Music Scholarship successes earlier in the term, it was lovely to be able to end the term by handing the performance platform over to some younger musicians. Almost all children from Years 3-5 as well as some Year 6 pupils were involved in the Junior Concert this week, some as seasoned ... Continue Reading

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Seniors star in Smike

From the first moment we encounter the waif-like Smeeton/Smike to the triumphant rock and roll ensemble finale, this year’s senior play, Smike – based on Charles Dickens’ ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ – was a rollercoaster of poignant contrasts. The action takes place in two eras, roughly 150 years apart, using two locations: a modern school and the ... Continue Reading

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