The Plaza Theatre was once again the venue for our annual speech day where pupils, parents, governors and staff celebrated the past school year.
Chairman of governors Mr Richard Rimmington opened the programme with his final address as chairman before retiring after 10 years in the post and two decades as a governor, having left the school as a pupil over 50 years ago.
The headmaster paid tribute to Mr Rimmington in his statement, thanking him for his service and saying that he “has been at the forefront of the successful development of Stockport Grammar School for the last two decades and there has been no more faithful steward of Edmond Shaa’s legacy.” The headmaster’s speech from the day can be read in full on our headmaster’s newsletters pages.
As well as stunning musical performances from the chamber choir and big band, the audience were also treated to a pair of superb 10-minute videos created by lower sixth form pupils Alex Longson, Chris Holleworth and Will Byrne which provided an insight into the great diversity of co-curricular activities and the opportunities for personal development at the school.
The day’s performances and speeches reiterated all that is positive about Stockport Grammar School before Mr Rimmington awarded prizes to pupils who have excelled in their subjects or have made outstanding contributions to school life this year.
Earlier in the day, Mr Rimmington also awarded the prizes at Junior School speech day (pictured right), held at the school, to the children who had achieved in their subjects or helped make a difference during the past nine months.
After the Senior School ceremony, prize winners, their parents and our Sixth Form leavers returned to the school for a reception in the recently-opened new Woodsmoor building – the first time many of our pupils and governors had been inside the impressive new facility.