Four Packwood pupils were selected for last week’s final of the annual Sir Philip Sidney Essay Competition. This year’s 500-word essay submissions were on the challenging title ‘Poetry contains truth’. Grace, Hay-Yee and Evie (Year 6) all impressed Deputy Head Academic Dr Richard Kowenicki with the maturity of their responses, whilst special mention must go to Kianna (Year 5) who was overall runner-up in her age group.
The girls spent an afternoon at Shrewsbury School exploring the topic further. They were joined by finalists from other prep schools and enjoyed lectures on the rise of science and the nature of poetic truth. The subject matter throughout was clearly designed to challenge the pupils’ thinking skills and all agreed that they very much enjoyed the experience.