T.G. Glover students celebrate Commonwealth Day

Students at T.G. GLover Primary School participate in their annual Commonwealth Day festivities.

Students of T.G. Glover Primary school dressed on Monday in cultural attire to celebrate the many differences of the countries in the British Commonwealth, in observance of Commonwealth Day.

Representing neighbouring Caribbean countries including Barbados, Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis, students performed a fashion show and paraded dozens of member flags in front of their peers and teachers.

Jenny Hutcheson, the school’s principal, took on the role of Queen Elizabeth II during the festivities.

“We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others,” Hutcheson said.

“The day brings together people from the countries in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Americas Asia, and the Pacific.”

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration which is observed across the world on the second Monday in March.

The theme this year: “Towards a Common Future”.

Over in London, in her annual message, Queen Elizabeth II expressed her excitement to welcome leaders of over 53 nations in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) next month in the United Kingdom.

“The excitement and positive potential of friendly rivalry will be on display next month as we enjoy the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia,” the Queen said.

The speech was made during a service attended by Prince Harry, his fiancé Meghan Markle along with the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.