Baroness goes back to school

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

PUPILS and staff at a school wel­comed a very spe­cial guest to the open­ing of its new site.

Hulme Hall Gram­mar School in Stock­port has moved to the site of the for­mer Hill­crest School in Cale Green, as the 1960s build­ings at its for­mer lo­ca­tion in Chea­dle Hulme are no longer fit for pur­pose.

Be­fore it housed Hill­crest, the site was the home of Stock­port High School for Girls, which is the alma mater of well-known jour­nal­ist and TV pre­sen­ter Baroness Joan Bakewell.

The Labour Party peer, 84, was wel­comed back to of­fi­cially open the new school, and speak to the staff and pupils.

Tim Lowe, chair­man of gover­nors at Hulme Hall, said: “It went very well in­deed.

“She is an amaz­ing woman. Her mem­ory is so sharp and clear.”

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