Students Observe Important Commonwealth Celebration

Year 11 Prefects and students travelled to Old Forde House on Monday 9 March to join local dignitaries to mark Commonwealth Day.

Students met with local Councillors and the Town Mayor before hearing the Queen’s Commonwealth address and watching the flag being raised to mark the day. There was also a rousing rendition of ‘God Save the Queen’ to round off the morning’s proceedings.

Students joined local dignitaries for the Raising of the Commonwealth Flag
Students joined local dignitaries for the Raising of the Commonwealth Flag

Richard Keeling, Chairman of Teignbridge District Council, said: “We are pleased to have welcomed Newton Abbot College on Commonwealth Day; it is a nice experience for young people to observe and feel a part of.”

Newton Abbot College Head of House, Colin Gill, said: “Yet again, it was a pleasure to attend the Raising of the Commonwealth Flag event at Old Forde House. It is very important for our students to recognise and celebrate the fact that we are part of a larger, global community of 54 sovereign states and to appreciate that, despite being an island, we are part of something much bigger on the world stage.”

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