The choice of the Plaza Theatre as the new venue for our speech day helped pupils, parents, governors and staff celebrate the past school year.
An opening address by Mr Richard Rimmington, the chairman of governors, was followed by a stirring rendition of My Good Lord’s Done Been Here by the 2011 Music tour choir, hours before they departed for Salzburg.
Speeches by the headmaster, the head boy, head girl and first year pupils reiterated all that is positive about Stockport Grammar School before Mr Hector Miller, the prime warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company, awarded prizes to pupils who have excelled in their subjects or made outstanding contributions to school life.
The saxophone ensemble’s When the Saints Go Marching In then preceded a vote of thanks as the audience stood for the national anthem.
After the ceremony, prize winners and upper sixth form leavers returned to the school for a reception in the sunshine to round off a hugely successful occasion.