Topsham pupils join dignataries to celebrate new British citizens

PUBLISHED: 17:50 27 November 2017

Pupils from The Topsham School were invited to watch a ceremony hosted for a group as they were invested as British citizens.

Pupils from The Topsham School were invited to watch a ceremony hosted for a group as they were invested as British citizens.

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Youngsters from The Topsham School watched as 31 nationals pledged their allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to become British Citizens in a ceremony attended by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, and other dignitaries.

Pupils from The Topsham School were invited to watch a ceremony hosted for a group as they were invested as British citizens.

The citizenship ceremony included swearing an oath or making an affirmation of allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, pledging commitment to the United Kingdom and receiving a British citizenship certificate.

The youngsters watched as 31 nationals pledged their allegiance to the crown to become British Citizens in a ceremony attended by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon and other dignitaries.

During the ceremony the children sang a song and joined in the singing of the National Anthem.

After the ceremony the pupils hosted a tea party for the new nationals and their guests.

Sean Millar, Topsham School headteacher, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to witness a very special occasion and held to develop their understanding of British values.

“I am sure it will be a lifelong memorable experience for the children.”

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