A GROUP of Clydebank High pupils enjoyed a recent trip to London to celebrate the official Commonwealth Day service in Westminster Abbey.

As well as the eight senior pupils, the service was attended by heads of government and representatives of the 54 countries and 2.4 billion citizens of the Commonwealth as well as Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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During their trip, the pupils were also invited to the Houses of Parliament where they were able to tour both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Paul Hamilton, a history teacher at Clydebank High, accompanied the pupils.

Mr Hamilton said: “The day was a remarkable one which the young people will not forget – I am incredibly proud that Clydebank High was invited to such a prestigious event where our young people were able to celebrate the rich diversity, talent and potential which exists throughout the entire Commonwealth.”