Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey

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On Monday 13th March, students from Hertswood joined His Majesty The King, The Queen Consort, Members of the Royal Family UK and Commonwealth and 750 school children and young people from across the UK to celebrate Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey.

Students from the Academy were able to participate in the events thanks to the efforts of Zak (Year 13), who discovered the opportunity and entered into the lottery for tickets. Luck was on our side, and one student from each year group was able to attend. Those same students will be sharing their experiences with the rest of their year groups in upcoming assemblies, as they learn more about the Commonwealth.

During the visit to London, students posed for photographs at the 'Great West Door' of the Abbey, as well as the tomb of Sir Isaac Newton.

Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Commonwealth Day Service is an annual event at Westminster Abbey, to celebrate the Commonwealth of Nations, and provides an opportunity to focus attention on this voluntary association of 56 countries and their commitment to promoting democracy, human rights, the rule of law and equality for its 2.5 billion citizens.