GALLERY: Open day proves a knockout

OVER 100 eco-friendly paper packagers and their families enjoyed a knockout day as local firm Smurfit Kappa held a social open day on Saturday.

With more than 190 staff at the March branch there was a lot to organise to keep them, their other halves and their kids happy.

Activities included an “It’s a Knockout” competition plus bouncy castle, inflatable slides, stilt-walkers, jugglers and even a bucking bronco for the kids to hang onto.

The “It’s a Knockout” competition involved a race through an inflatable maze and a climb up some bouncy castle stairs before an all out race to the finish line.

The trophy for first place was won by engineering coordinator David Hunt who said: “It’s a triumph and victory for the engineering department and I dedicate this win to them.

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“It was nice to beat the quality department, it was a pleasure,” he said, of the department where his partner works.

Speaking about the day, quality technician Karin Ludlam said: “It was a great day, the MD was there and it was a good opportunity to meet and get to know everyone else at the site.”

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