To commemorate the start of the Commonwealth year, the Mayor of Preston hosted a celebration event on Monday 12th March and some of our pupils went along to join in the celebrations at County Hall.

The Commonwealth Summit (also known as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – CHOGM) takes place every two years. This year, it will be hosted by the UK. Since it is likely that The Queen will not travel overseas to a future summit, this will probably be the last one that She attends personally, and therefore it provides an opportunity to celebrate Her Majesty’s connection with the Commonwealth. In addition in April the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London and Windsor.