Pupils in the first year have returned from Derbyshire having spent three days on the first of our induction residentials at Hartington Hall youth hostel, which provided a comfortable and secure base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.
The boys and girls learned about the plague village of Eyam before travelling to Matlock Bath for a thrilling cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham, where they explored the Great Masson Cavern and listened to stories about the lead miners.
A day at Chatsworth, viewing the Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition in the gardens and the treasures in the house, was an enjoyable second day, and the GPS trail around Biggin and Wolfscote Dales on the morning of day three left everyone tired but proud of their achievements.
Speaking about the induction residential, Mrs Helen Lawson, the head of first year, said:
This is an essential bonding experience for the new pupils. They have only been at Stockport Grammar School for a few weeks, but when they return to lessons after Hartington they are noticeably more settled, confident and independent.
It was a pleasure to take the First Year pupils away on the trips. We were delighted with their courteous, sensible behaviour, and were particularly proud when the Chatsworth House guides commended them for their interest and enthusiasm.