Last Monday, Commonwealth Day was commemorated at St Margaret College secondary school, Verdala, at a morning assembly addressed by the Queen’s Young Leaders Group and their founder teacher, Martin Azzopardi. During this year’s commemoration, themed A Connected Commonwealth, all governments, institutions and ordinary people in these countries were called upon to work together to promote development and peace, to protect the natural environment and seas, to cooperate on trade, and to encourage inclusive economic empowerment and participation in sport for all people, particularly women, youth and marginalised communities. The Commonwealth, which this year is marking its 70th anniversary, gathers over two billion people in its 53 member countries, most of which were under British rule. Photo shows Mr Azzopardi (left) addressing the assembly with members of the group Grazia Magro, Aidan Bugeja, Matthew Megrahi, Sarah Sharafaddin, Yasmine Grima, Mariah Sciberras, Neil Busuttil and Trisman Camilleri.

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