Stockport Grammar School was honoured to receive a visit from HRH Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex on Thursday 18th November.
Prince Edward wanted to meet pupils taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme as the school celebrates its 20th anniversary of the award, and the achievement of the 1000th award.
He was greeted by excited Junior School children waving flags as he arrived at the school, before meeting with pupils in the Hallam hall. He talked to children as they showed him different aspects of Junior School life from sport, to music, science, handicrafts and story time.
Prince Edward then met with Senior School pupils in the sports hall. Children at different stages of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award demonstrated their work in the various sections of the scheme: expedition, skill, volunteering, residential and physical.
His Royal Highness took time to talk in detail to the children as they showed him activities that included route planning, volunteering, music, photography, sport, animation, tactical games, fencing, dancing and climbing. Everyone who met the Prince was overwhelmed by his kindness and his interest in their activities.