On March 9th the students from Abbotsbury Primary School attended the celebration of Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth. The children met the Mayor and attended a special educational workshop in the library afterwards. As this was a special day the children wore their national costume for the event.
The Mayor read first and those gathered repeated:
“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.”
Children that attended: Ash Class: Zainab (Pakistan), Sarah (Nigeria), Sadeed (Pakistan), Oak Class: Lamyah (Bangladesh), Sibulele (South Africa) Elm Class: Danial (Bangladesh), Hari (Sri Lanka), Willow Class: Shayla (Jamaica), Gaya (India)