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Skinners' D of E Gold students at the 2021 Lord Mayor's Show

Well done to our Sixth Form Duke of Edinburgh Gold students who were invited to represent Skinners’ Academy and the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Show!

As a result of running a very successful Duke of Edinburgh Bronze (Year 10) and Gold (Year 12) programme at Skinners' Academy, five of our Sixth Form Gold students and the programme lead Mr Legge, were invited to represent the D of E Award and walk in the 2021 Lord Mayor's parade.


The D of E floats were accompanied by a range of floats from other organisations including St. John Ambulance, Bart's Hospital, the Royal Air Force, Marines and Army, and several Modern Livery Companies. There was also a special performance from the stage show Back to the Future.


British actress and comedian Nina Wadia OBE; known for playing Zainab Masood in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, Mrs Hussein in the BBC comedy Still Open All Hours, and for starring in the BBC Two sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, also accompanied our students during the parade as the celebrity spokesperson for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Nadia reflected on her experience taking part in the D of E programme and credited it for putting "Charity work within her blood stream"


Skinners’ Academy is one of the top schools for the Duke of Edinburgh Award with 1000+ Year 10 pupils achieving the Bronze Award since 2014 and 30+ Sixth Form students currently working towards the Gold Award.

The Lord Mayor’s Show The Lord Mayor’s Show is one of the nation’s most spectacular events involving some 6500 participants, 70 floats, military and civilian bands, dozens of horses, and the magnificent Gold State Coach. Its purpose is to convey the Lord Mayor from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice to swear an oath of allegiance to the Sovereign, in a procession dating back to 1215. Hundreds of thousands of people line the streets to watch the show in person, and millions tune in to watch it live on TV.