Three-generation lunch18th May, 2017
The year 2017-18 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Packwood and preparations are well underway for a busy programme of events running throughout the year to celebrate this milestone.
Over the course of those 125 years, many families have had multiple generations of pupils at the school and yesterday gave us the opportunity to mark their long association with Packwood at a special Three-generation Lunch – indeed, for one of the families attending, four generations have passed through the school.
Four current pupils joined their parents, grandparents and some of Packwood’s longest-serving members of staff for a delicious lunch and a chance to compare their Packwood experiences with the reminiscences of their relatives about what school life was like in the old days. There was general agreement that everything from food, to dorms and bathrooms, to lessons and extra-curricular pastimes had all improved immeasurably. The youngest members of the party certainly did not feel they had missed out by not being at Packwood when pupils were tasked with helping to dig the hole for the swimming pool…
It was a very convivial occasion and a fitting way to set our celebratory year in motion.