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SGS Historian secures back-to-back national awards

The third edition of the ‘SGS Historian’, a magazine created by Lower Sixth pupils in the History department, has picked up a Young Historian Award for the second year running.

The summer 2018 edition, which has a theme of ‘Nine Takes On Imperialism Around The World’, was named joint ‘Best School History Magazine’ by the Young Historian Project.

The magazine contains a book review of Robert Harris’s ‘Fatherland’, a report on the History department’s trip to Westminster and a host of articles on the topic of ‘Imperialism’ including ‘Imperialism in South Africa’, ‘Rethinking the Great Men of the Great War’ and ‘American Imperialism and the Annexation of Hawaii’.

As well as claiming a national title, the success also sees the contributors awarded a book token worth £100.

Kitty Grant, one of the Editors, said of producing the magazine: “Although it was a lot of hard work I think we all really enjoyed working on the magazine and are very proud of what we made together.”

Head of Sixth Form Mr David Stone said: “The pupils can be proud of their achievements in having put this excellent magazine together. The range of themes covered by their articles is testament to the breadth of interest that exists within our Sixth Form historians here at Stockport Grammar School, and to have this recognised for the second year running is tremendously pleasing.”

The team involved in creating the magazine were Lydia Horne, Kitty Grant, Anna Davies, Grace Patterson. Hannah Stead, Alex Billingham, Victoria Massie, Basmah Ali, Oliver Helme and Bryony White.

You can read the SGS Historian online here.