Pupils take part in Mock Citizenship Ceremony

A group of pupils from Broadwas Primary School recently took part in a re-enactment of a Citizenship Ceremony.

The ceremony took place on Wednesday 21 October at Broadwas Primary School with Year 6 pupils, staff and Barbara Williams, Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council.

Pupils and staff acted the part of relatives and friends of new citizens, whilst Jan Norris, foundation governor at Broadwas Primary School conducted the ceremony and Barbara Williams welcomed the new citizens on behalf of Malvern Hills District Council.

The ceremony included an introduction and welcome, a Swearing of Allegiance to the Queen by new citizens, the National Anthem, a Pledge of Commitment to the United Kingdom and a Presentation of Certificate of Citizenship.

The event was true to a real Citizenship Ceremony but had no legal status. The aim was to give children a clear understanding about the process people go through to become a British citizen. 

Barbara Williams, Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council said: "The ceremony was a brilliant opportunity to show future generation awareness what is expected of new citizens of this country. It was a great honour to perform a speech at the ceremony and we all really enjoyed the day."