Pupils from a Grange primary school travelled to London to celebrate Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.

Four lucky Year 6 pupils from Flookburgh CE Primary School, alongside their Headteacher Mrs Gill Pett, took a trip to London on Monday March 11 to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

In attendance was also the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prime Minister, Theresa May alongside 800 schoolchildren and young people from across the UK.

The children were treated to a special tour of the Palace of Westminster including watching a live, televised debate in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Headteacher, Mrs Gill Pett, said: "The children were all very excited to be part of this special occasion which is the world’s premier, inter-faith event to celebrate the Commonwealth of Nations.

"The theme for this years’ service was, ‘A Connected Commonwealth’, which linked really well with Flookburgh School’s whole-school curriculum focus of, ‘All Around the World’ and the school’s work on human rights, rule of law, democracy and stewardship of the environment.

"On top of all this, the event was made even more special as, this years’ event marks the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth.

"We are thrilled that our children have grasped the opportunity to experience this ‘once in a lifetime’ event."