12th March 2018
Flying a flag for the Commonwealth
School councillors; Martha, Alexander, Jacob and Amie, represented the school at the Mayor's flag-raising ceremony, in honour of Commonwealth Day. The children heard the Deputy Mayor reading the Commonwealth Affirmation and a message from the Commonwealth Secretary-General. The ceremony closed with the raising of the Commonwealth flag which will fly above the Town Hall for the rest of the day.
The Commonwealth Affirmation
Joining together as members of one worldwide Commonwealth community, and valuing the personal dignity and worth of every citizen, we raise this flag as a symbol of the ties of kinship and affinity that we cherish. We draw inspiration from our diversity, and the opportunities for working together, as a rich source of wisdom and a powerful influence for good in the world. We affirm our commitment to upholding the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, to serving one another in a spirit of respect and understanding, and to advancing development, democracy and cooperation locally, nationally and internationally.