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Students urged to join Commonwealth Society

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 11:06 PM

THE ROYAL Commonwealth Society Jamaica branch recently celebrated 'Commonwealth Week' with a church service at the St Andrew Parish Church in Half Way Tree.

On Monday, March 9, 'Commonwealth Day', an official ceremony was held at King's House where Queen Elizabeth's message was read by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen with the loyal toast to the Queen.

Indera Persaud, chairperson of the Royal Commonwealth Society invited students and teachers to be a part of the Commonwealth Society. The theme this year is 'Team Commonwealth', encouraging young people to participate as there are benefits to be had.

David Clarke, special guest of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards, regional director of the Americas, who works closely with the Royal Commonwealth Society, gave an enlightening presentation on the work he does and his involvement with the Society.

Winners of the 2014 Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014 are: Tashika Jones, gold medallist, Merle Grove High School, who read her winning poem, and Kimali Edwards, bronze medallist, Pembroke Hall High School, who were both recognised by The Royal Commonwealth Society, Jamaica Branch.