Last week one the Guild’s schools from the Aldridge Foundation, won the coveted position as one of the two finalist schools competing at the Old Bailey on 5th March for this year’s trophy.
Duke’s Aldridge Academy in Tottenham North London delivered an inspiring, insightful and humorous 8 minute presentation focusing on their choice of “outstanding living leader”- Halima Hussain, female Imam and founder of the Inclusive Mosque Initiative providing space for worship open to all regardless of gender, age, sexuality, disability or sect.Their win through to the finals – having seen off competition from 7 other London schools in last night’s second heats round- is even more remarkable as the Duke’s team is considerably younger than the other competitor schools.
Duke’s team now faces Oasis Enfield for a 5th March final in front of the Sheriffs of the City of London and a panel of real Judges at the Old Bailey.
The Guild of Entrepreneurs is justly proud of our team and wishes them all every success in the competition finals. Commiserations to the Kensington Aldridge Academy and the other players who gave Duke’s some healthy competition last evening, and a special thanks to Dr Jeff Skinner who provided some useful mentoring ideas to the team ahead of the competition.
Nicola Manning Guild’s Education Committee Chair