On 9th June, the Head boy Zeeshaan Mohib and Head Girl Tamara Senouni, along with the eight House Captains and prefects, were invited to the Mansion House, in the City of London to meet the Lord Mayor of London, the Rt. Hon. Sir Vincent Keaveny.
The Lord Mayor of London, not to be confused with the Mayor of the County of Greater London, which only came into existence in the year 2000, is one of the world’s oldest elected offices, dating back 833 years to 1189, in the reign of the Norman King Richard I. The Lord Mayor’s office is non-affiliated politically, and his main role is to represent the businesses and residents in the City of London. Within the City, the Lord Mayor is accorded precedence over all individuals except the Queen. The Lord Mayor is regarded as the champion of the entire UK financial sector and is the Leader of the Corporation of the City of London.
On arrival at the Lord Mayor’s official residence, The Mansion House, in Walbrook, City of London, the pupils were met by ‘The Keeper of Walbrook’ in the Long Parlour and then taken for a tour of the Mansion House. Afterwards, they were be introduced to the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress. Sir Vincent is the 693rd Lord Mayor, and has previously served as the Sheriff of the City of London. The visit was ended with a Question and Answer session and refreshments.