Oundle School pupils and life-size wicker camels join Lord Mayor’s Show

Oundle School pupils are their life-size wicker camels in the Lord Mayor's Show in London
Oundle School pupils are their life-size wicker camels in the Lord Mayor's Show in London
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Pupils from Oundle School joined the Lord Mayor’s Show in London, along with three life-size wicker camels, a live camel and a samba band.

It may have been raining during the annual parade on Saturday (November 9) but they brought some sunshine to the three-and-a-half mile procession.

A group of 27 pupils from across all the year group showed off the camels made by students and staff in the school’s design and technology centre.

The real camel was joined by a handler and the samba band was from Mossbourne Academy in East London.

Head of design and technology, Clive Humphreys, said: “The theme was the Spice of Life, so a tableau of camels depicting the bringing of spice and music from afar to London, as originally brought by the Grocers’ Company, seemed appropriate. It was an exciting variation to the usual floats and was an excellent opportunity for as many pupils as possible to be involved in the construction and parade.”

Oundle School has links to the Grocers’ Company, one of the 109 livery companies of the City of London, which dates back to 1556 when Sir William Laxton, Master of the Worshipful Company of Grocers and Lord Mayor of London, endowed and re-founded the original Oundle Grammar School, of which he was a former pupil.