Charity week is a huge success for Packwood School in Shrewsbury

Packwood School raises money for three charities after a week-long fundraising effort from pupils and staff 

Packwood School
The fun run saw colourful characters take to laps of the school grounds

Packwood School in Shropshire is celebrating a successful week of fundraising to end its spring term. The Shrewsbury school raised more more than £1000 for three charities – Macmillan Cancer Research, the GB U19 Lacrosse team and the NSPCC. 

The week started with a fancy dress fun run. Children and staff dressed up in a swathe of colourful costumes, from fencers in colourful masks to the cricket team in moustaches. They completed laps of the school’s vast grounds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research.

Then, on Wednesday, the school’s Lacrosse team dressed up alongside their local rivals in aid of the GB U19 Lacrosse team.

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Children were served fun, themed meals by Packwood’s kitchen & catering team, who say the Spanish churros and chocolate were very popular. 

And, the fundraising week ended with a school non uniform day on the Friday in aid of the NSPCC.

“Gaining an insight into the lives of others less fortunate than themselves and into some of the big issues that affect the world around them is an invaluable element of the broader education and development of the children,” explains Deputy Head, Sue Rigby. “They are keen to try to make a difference and to have a positive impact in whatever way they can.”

The school will be supporting the NSPCC again next term. The Pre-Prep pupils are due to become ‘Waste Warriors’ with a trip to Groundworks North Wales. 

You can visit Packwood School during its next Open Day on May 18.

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