Denbigh students head to Westminster Abbey for Commonwealth event

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Milton Keynes youngsters joined an array of illustrious people who have helped to transform the world - plus the Royal family - at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

Eight students from Denbigh School were among nearly 1,000 young people from all corners of the  UK who attended Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day Observance.

The event is Britain’s largest annual inter‐faith gathering, and featured speakers such as the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, community mobiliser PJ Cole, and Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, the first female Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh. 

Her Majesty The Queen, the Duke  of  Edinburgh, the  Prince of  Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance.

This year’s Observance celebrated the 2015 Commonwealth theme ‘A Young Commonwealth’. 

Award‐winning South African  a cappella group The Soil performed at the event, whilst Indian poet Sharanya Manivannan read a new poem that had been commissioned for Commonwealth Day.