Gratitude is the theme of Founder’s Day
On the 19th March we celebrated 534 years since the foundation of Stockport Grammar School by Sir Edmond Shaa, Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Mayor of London. Pupils, staff and Old Stopfordians marked the occasion with a Virtual Founder’s Day Service directed by School Chaplain Reverend Leaver.
The service included traditional readings and messages of gratitude by pupils, retiring members of staff, including Mrs Harris (Deputy Head-Academic), Dr Krywonos (Chemistry), Dr Smith (Head of History) and Mr Watson (Bursar, OS 1974), the Headmaster Dr Paul Owen and Chairman of Governors, Mr Christopher Dunn (OS 1976). You can view the video below.
Right Reverend Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton also shared a special message about friendship and we were delighted to be able to welcome him to Stockport Grammar School to meet with the Senior Prefects on Founder’s Day.
The service was accompanied by a variety of choral pieces including Pitoni’s Cantate Domino performed by Chamber Choir, the School Psalm led by Director of Music Mr Dow and ‘An Irish Blessing’, a beautiful piece composed by Old Stopfordian Ollie Mills (OS 2012), performed by Junior Chamber Choir and directed by Mrs Matthews.
Continuing the theme of gratitude, pupils across the school will be creating a paper chain with their messages of gratitude which will be displayed in the school library.
We look forward to hosting a full service at St. George’s Church next year.