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Pupils and staff from Saint Felix School mark Commonwealth Day with a special ceremony at Westminster Abbey

St Felix trip to Westminister Abbey Commonwealth Day service - Imogen Whyte and Noni Thole (both Year 6) with their orders of service signed by Jessica Ennis-Hill. Photo: Tim O'Connell

St Felix trip to Westminister Abbey Commonwealth Day service - Imogen Whyte and Noni Thole (both Year 6) with their orders of service signed by Jessica Ennis-Hill. Photo: Tim O'Connell

Tim O'Connell

Pupils and teachers from Saint Felix School have enjoyed a special Commonwealth Day by joining with members of the Royal Family and Olympic stars to mark the occasion.

St Felix trip to Westminister Abbey Commonwealth Day service - At Westminster Abbey waiting for the service to begin. Photo: Tim O'ConnellSt Felix trip to Westminister Abbey Commonwealth Day service - At Westminster Abbey waiting for the service to begin. Photo: Tim O'Connell

On Monday (March 13) a group of staff and pupils from the Reydon-based school, attended the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.

The unique opportunity came as a result of the school successfully gaining tickets after entering a ballot several months ago.

St Felix trip to Westminister Abbey Commonwealth Day service - Saint Felix pupils enjoy sightseeing in central London before the service. Photo: Tim O'ConnellSt Felix trip to Westminister Abbey Commonwealth Day service - Saint Felix pupils enjoy sightseeing in central London before the service. Photo: Tim O'Connell

During the service, pupils were able to see dignitaries process in front of them including HRH The Queen, head of the Commonwealth, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales and the HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Prime Minister Theresa May.

As well as witnessing the procession of the flags of the 52 Commonwealth nations and hearing addresses from the many dignities in attendance.

The icing on the cake for two Year Six girls was getting their Order of Services signed by Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill.

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