A year of celebrations and fundraising to mark Packwood’s 125th anniversary culminated in a magnificent Grand Ball last Saturday. 340 guests enjoyed an ‘Out of this World’ experience at the themed ball, thanks to the tireless efforts of Howard Bourne who pulled everything together and to Sue Draper, who designed and made the bespoke decorations.
Drinks on arrival were taken in the beautiful setting of Packwood’s grounds before guests moved through to the marquee for a delicious meal. There was a magical moment as the stage and dancefloor were revealed, fittingly to the theme music from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Then dancing to the superb band – Hipster – went on long into the night.
There have been numerous events over the course of the 2017-18 academic year involving pupils, members of staff, parents, Old Packwoodians and friends of the school and a steady fundraising effort towards the 125 Science Appeal. The ball was a perfect way to round off a memorable year.