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‘Dead’ languages alive and well

Yesterday Packwood held its first ever Latin and Greek Speaking Competition for Years 7 and 8. Pupils had practised reading various texts in lessons, ranging from an extract from ‘Harrius Potter’ to an Aesop’s Fable, and Mrs Besterman, Head of Classics, selected eight pupils to go through to the finals – Judah W, Honor G, ... Continue Reading

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Music to our ears

Over the course of the past two terms Packwood’s Year 8 pupils have been steadily amassing an impressive number of scholarship awards in a range of disciplines – academic, sports, drama and most recently a brace of music scholarships. Head of Music, Mrs Boutwood, writes, “Learning an instrument is popular at Packwood, with nearly three ... Continue Reading

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Year 6s visit synagogue

As part of their study of Judaism in RS this term, the Year 6s visited Manchester Jewish Museum yesterday. The museum is housed in a beautiful old synagogue and the children had the chance to explore it thoroughly and to gain a good insight into how the building was used and how people would have ... Continue Reading

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Acorns unveil Gold award

Over the course of the past 18 months, Packwood Acorns has been taking part in the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree Schools initiative that encourages schools to participate in green activities. Earlier this term the children earned the gold level award and last Friday saw the official unveiling of the Green Tree Schools Gold award plaque. ... Continue Reading

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Pre-test success for Year 6s

Three Year 6 pupils are celebrating senior school offers this week to Eton and Radley after sitting pre-tests recently. There is an increasing trend amongst independent senior schools to pre-test potential entrants while they are in Year 6, rather than wait until Year 8 Common Entrance and Scholarship exams. At Packwood, we have made adjustments ... Continue Reading

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