Packwood’s mini jockeys

The sound of thundering hooves and braying donkeys filled the air at Packwood Haugh School in Ruyton XI Towns early in May. Pupils, parents, friends and staff came along to enjoy a Plant Sale and Fun Afternoon, the latest in a series of events to commemorate Packwood’s 125th anniversary.

There were plenty of traditional attractions, but the highlight of the afternoon was the Donkey Derby. A series of highly competitive races ran throughout the afternoon with children of all ages urging their steeds down the short sprint to the line. One donkey in particular had a completely different idea of what constituted a ‘fun afternoon’ and dumped every one of its riders on the ground, to the amusement of spectators and jockeys alike.

Head Clive Smith-Langridge says, “All the fun was in a good cause with proceeds from the afternoon going towards the 125 Appeal fund for the development of Packwood’s science facilities – a worthy and long-lasting legacy of this anniversary year’s celebrations.”

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
On Key

Related Posts

Choir seek director

Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir are seeking a musical director to lead their performances once restrictions lift.  The successful candidate will play a key part

Vote for Broseley Festival

A local festival has been nominated for this years National Diversity Awards in association with ITV, which celebrates the achievements of grass root communities tackling

Lone walker raises funds!

Local business owner Nigel Parkin “walked alone” to raise funds for a local charity after the  cancellation of the much loved Bridgnorth Walk.  He created

Bands’ 30th anniversary

The team at WW! would like to send our very best wishes to Alveley Village Band in recognition of their 30th anniversary!  Like many other