St Mary’s Primary celebrate Commonwealth day in a big way

Queen Elizabeth delivered her Commonwealth day speech earlier today at the St Mary’s Primary school, in what was a wonderful role play by the SMP boys, to mark commonwealth day at the school.

 

The special ceremony included the visit of the queen guarded by SMP boys, with students dressed as various heads of government leaders, being represented at the event.

 

Grade six teacher at the school, Mr Albert Tyson told SAT TV News that every year the school celebrates Commonwealth day with a special ceremony, and this year is no exception.

 

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March, and marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey.

 

The event is normally attended by Queen Elizabeth II, head of the Commonwealth, with the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Commonwealth High Commissionersin London, where she delivers an address, broadcasted throughout the world.

 

Mr Tyson say the message to the students this year is to understand what the observance means and to work together for the common goal of developing the Commonwealth Nations.

 

Also, in the year before the quadrennial Commonwealth Games, the Queen starts the Queen's Baton Relayon Commonwealth Day at Buckingham Palace, handing the baton to the first relay runner to start a journey that will end at the Opening Ceremony of the upcoming Games.

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