Citizenship ceremony chalks up a schools ‘first’

Fifteen new British citizens will be going back to the classroom tomorrow (Tuesday 5 June) to receive their formal welcome to citizenship.

It will be the first time in Buckinghamshire that a celebration of citizenship, normally associated with ornate ceremonial surroundings, has been hosted in a school.

The 15 new citizens will be officially welcomed at St Mary’s School, Aylesbury. And 60 pupils from Year 5 will take an active part by welcoming guests, handing out citizenship certificates and singing the National Anthem.

Buckinghamshire County Council Chairman Netta Glover will join High Sheriff Ruth Farwell CBE,the Queen’s representative in Buckinghamshire, and other civic dignitaries to welcome the new citizens, who come from Australia, Bangladesh, Colombia, France, Iran,Libya,Pakistan,Poland,Romania andRussia.