2016 marks the centenary of the re-foundation of Stockport Grammar School at the current Hallam site and the school is holding a Heritage Open Morning to celebrate the occasion.
The event, which is part of the national Heritage Open Day scheme celebrating England’s rich architecture, history and culture, takes place on Saturday 10th September 2016 from 10am.
The Open Morning is free and includes guided tours which will highlight the school’s history from the foundation of the Grammar School in 1487 under the terms of the will of Sir Edmund Shaa, Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company and Mayor of London, its move in 1916 to its current location, through to the opening of the school’s newest, state of the art teaching facilities.
Attendees will also be able to view a display on the history of the school, including an exhibition of materials from the archives. Refreshments will be available along with activities for younger visitors.
Hannah Atenyam, Marketing & Events Officer at Stockport Grammar School, is organising the Open Day and she is excited about what is in store. She said: “2016 is a momentous year in the school’s history and the Heritage Open Day is the perfect way for us to mark the occasion. The school and its buildings have a wealth of history that tell a wonderful and engaging story and we are looking forward to sharing this history with everyone on 10th September.”
Visitors should pre-book by 31st August. For further information and to book please call 0161 419 2408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.