Stockport Grammar School Remembrance Service
Stockport Grammar School marked this year’s Remembrance with a virtual service shared across the school.
The service was led by Senior School Headmaster Dr. Paul Owen, with Upper Sixth Form pupils present for their final service in school. Readings were given by Upper Sixth Form pupils Rabeeah-Nuur Mohammed, Henry Davies, and Holly Buckley.
The Last Post was played by Patrick Owen, while the wreath was laid by Head Boy, Cam Wylie, and Head Girl, Grace Shropshire, during a two minute silence.
Due to coronavirus restrictions the act of remembrance was recorded to be shared virtually with pupils across the school in their classrooms, as well as with Old Stopfordians who would normally be present for the service.
Old Stopfordians who were unable to attend the service were asked to share their school-time memories with the school. For the service for Old Stopfordians, a selection of memories was read by Upper Sixth Form pupils Cam Wylie (Head Boy), Grace Shropshire (Head Girl), Panashe Munaiwa (Deputy Head Boy) and Lydia Johnson (Deputy Head Girl).
A musical performance of Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (1st movement – Allegro) was played by the school’s String Quartet, and Fifth Year pupil, Ella Moran, sang Handel’s Lascia ch’io pianga alongside Director of Music, Mr Dow, on piano.
In the Junior School, the Head Boy, Finn R, and Head Girl, Charlotte U, created a short video about Remembrance Day that was shown to pupils before they went outside.
When they were outside, the pupils – many of whom were wearing their personally designed poppies – were lined up in year group bubbles as they listened to Senior School musician Emily Edwards play The Last Post. Upon the conclusion of the song, the pupils impeccably observed a two minute silence.