On Monday 14 March, nine young people from the Mosaic Stars youth leadership programme participated in the Commonwealth Day Observance service at Westminster Abbey, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Acting as flag bearers as part of the largest annual multi-faith gathering in the UK, the students were drawn from three schools in London supported by Mosaic.
The nine students were handpicked from the Mosaic Stars programme that seeks to recognise those students that have made the most of their support from Mosaic mentors and demonstrated clear leadership potential and as a reward get selected for unique opportunities.
The students were excited to participate in the celebrations that took place in a packed Westminster Abbey. The girls were given the important task to act as flag-bearers of a number of countries in the Commonwealth.
The theme of this year’s Commonwealth Day is ‘Women as Agents of Change’, to accelerate social, economic and political progress for women and girls all over the world through better education, health care and career opportunities, a theme Mosaic wholeheartedly supports.
Jonathan Freeman, National Director, Mosaic UK said: “To have Mosaic students invited to Commonwealth Day for the second year in a row is truly a great honour and I know the girls really looked forward to joining in the festivities.”
The schools involved were Central Foundation Girls, Islamia Girls’ Secondary School and Connaught School for Girls from London.
Learn more about Commonwealth Day on the women as agents of change website.