Bath and District
Commonwealth Day - 12th March 2018
Commonwealth Day 2018 was marked by a number of events, most notably for RCS Bath:
Reading of the Commonwealth Affirmations in Bath Abbey on Sunday 11th March
* The Commonwealth Observance in
Westminster Abbey on Monday 12th March
* The message from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth
Commonwealth students joined with members of the Bath and District Branch of the RCS and the morning congregation for the reading
of the Commonwealth Affirmations at Bath Abbey on Sunday March 11th. Part of the Commonwealth Week celebrations, the affirmations
were read out by Menina Nightingale from Kenya studying at Kingswood School, Ekundayo Samuel a Commonwealth scholar from Nigeria currently
at the University of Bath and Charlotte Veale a UK student at Bath Spa University.
Commonwealth Observance - Westminster Abbey
Godfrey Hall Chair of the Bath and District Branch and their new University
Co-ordinator Ekundayo Samuel from Nigeria (studying at The University of Bath) attended the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster
Abbey on Commonwealth Day. Over 2000 supporters of Commonwealth including school children, relevant organisations and government
officials joined the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in a fantastic celebration of the Commonwealth through dance, song
and drama. Also attendance was the Secretary-General Baroness Scotland and the Prime Minister.
As part of the Commonwealth Big Lunch celebrations the University of Bath organised a special event at the sports training village bringing together Commonwealth and Olympic athletes, Commonwealth students representing over 25 nations, and aspiring students from Bath schools. Also present was the Chair of the Council, the mayor of Bath Ian Gilchrist and Godfrey Hall representing the Royal Commonwealth Society.
The Guest of Honor was Dame Katherine Grainger, the five-times Olympic rowing medalist and Chair of UK Sport.
A Future in Progress
A History in Common,
The Commonwealth Big Lunch at the University Bath
Affirmations - Bath Abbey