Belford pupils meet royals at Westminster

A north Northumberland school was one of the lucky few to be invited to the Royal Commonwealth Service, which took place at Westminster Abbey.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 23 March, 2018, 07:27
The group from St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford at Westminster Abbey.

It meant that a group of 10 – eight pupils and two members of staff – from St Mary’s CofE Middle School in Belford met Princes William and Harry.

A limited number of schools from around the county are invited to send 10 people to the event, held on Commonwealth Day.

Pupils from St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford meet Prince Harry at the Royal Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.

It is the largest annual multi-faith celebration in the UK and aims to celebrate the unity, diversity and linkages of the modern Commonwealth and foster greater understanding of the Commonwealth’s achievements and role, particularly among young people.

The group which attended – pupils Brooke Baxter, Meriel Constantine, Max Duncan, Harry Elliott, Aaron Fordy, Dorit Green, Megan Turnbull and Brogan Turnbull plus members of staff Tony Palmer and Felicity Randell – described the whole day as amazing.

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Pupils from St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford meet Prince William at the Royal Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
Pupils from St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford meet Prince Harry at the Royal Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
Pupils from St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford meet Prince Harry at the Royal Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
Pupils from St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford meet Prince William at the Royal Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
Pupils from St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford meet Prince Harry at the Royal Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.