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Flying the flag for peace

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

Today children from a local primary school joined the Lord Mayor in uniting Norwich with hundreds of other towns and cities in flying a flag for the Commonwealth.

The 12 children from Bignold Primary School assembled next to one of City Hall’s flagpoles just before 10am to be greeted by the Lord Mayor.

After a brief introduction by Lord Mayor Councillor Marion Maxwell, the Commonwealth flag was raised as the City Hall clock bells chimed. Afterwards the pupils, all of which are Rights Respecting Ambassadors, were welcomed to the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, for refreshments and an opportunity to interview Cllr Maxwell about her role, year in office, and what she has set out  to achieve in the year she holds civic office. 

More about Commonwealth Day
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 independent and equal sovereign states.
The Commonwealth is home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries.
2017 marks 40 years since Commonwealth Day became a global celebration marked by Commonwealth member countries on the same day every year: on the second Monday in March - See more at: http://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealthday