The Commonwealth Service 2020 - Schools and Youth Groups

UK schools and youth groups are invited to register interest for batches of either 5 or 10 tickets (inclusive of students and staff) for the opportunity to attend the Service. Each school/youth group may only apply once. 

The deadline for registration is Thursday 16th January 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 28th January 2020. 
Held on Commonwealth Day, the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey is the largest annual inter-faith celebration in the UK. The Service typically takes place in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, the British Prime Minister (or a representative), the Commonwealth Secretary-General, High Commissioners, Ambassadors, Commonwealth dignitaries and approximately 700 UK school children.

The Service features a mix of testimonies, readings and musical performances from talented artists across the Commonwealth and will reflect the 2020 Commonwealth theme, Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.

In recent years the Service has been broadcast live by the BBC and has attracted contributions from Kofi Annan, Ellie Goulding, Sir Richard Branson, and Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi.

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NOTE: Registering your interest does not guarantee you will receive tickets to the Service. Priority will be given to schools who have not attended the Service before. Thereafter, tickets will be allocated by ballot. 

If your school is interested in learning about the Commonwealth, why not take part in The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition, our flagship literacy programme. The 2020 Competition, focused around the theme Climate Action and the Commonwealth, is a fantastic way to introduce students to the Commonwealth, develop creative writing skills and elevate their voices to a global platform.

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