The Lord Mayor’s Show

 

The excitement of the Lord Mayor’s Show is slowly waning but the memories of the Lord Mayor’s Show and the launch party will last a very long time!

The launch party was the perfect prelude for the show and for Charles Bowman to take time out of his very hectic schedule to attend, was the icing on the cake.

The Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London was an incredible experience. As we took our place in the procession just behind the samba drummers from Uppingham School and ahead of Gog and Magog, the giant willow figures of the ancient guardians of the City – camels walked past! It was all quite surreal.

We observed the two minutes silence, the end of which was signalled by the sounding of the last post and then gathered ourselves together for an incredible journey to Embankment through streets lined with spectators and peppered with familiar faces!  We received a great reception from the crowd at Mansion House and an extra special recognition from the Lord Mayor.  The children felt like celebrities and were clearly very proud to be part of the OBH float.

After a long lunch break, everyone lifted their spirits and the children continued to engage with the crowd, gaining cheers, claps and a few ‘whoop, whoops’!

The procession ended with everyone in high spirits and enjoying the company of a members of staff and parents who had been watching the procession jogging alongside us as we came to our final finishing position.

 


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