Upton Court Grammar School hosted the final leg of Slough’s celebration of the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary on Monday 8 June. Sponsored by the charity Mustaqbill Future Foundation, local dignitaries visited several places of worship throughout the day, in a rally commemorating the legacy of the Magna Carta.
During the final stop at Upton Court Grammar School, year 10 students from Upton Court Grammar School performed a theatrical piece combining humour, singing and dancing with information about what the Magna Carta means to modern society. District Judge Tan Ikram,, Runnymede Magna Carta Foundation Chair Margaret Lenton and Mustaqbill Foundation Chair Nazar Lodhi delivered speeches as well as awarding mock versions of the treaty to the school.
Selected pupils of Foxborough Primary School also participated in the event; the children were winners of a poster competition relating to the 1215 AD treaty, giving greater rights to the peasants of England including human rights, right to a fair trial and equality over land ownership.
Participants at the event included Slough Mayor Cllr Mohammad Rasib, Leader of the Council Rob Anderson, Headteacher of Slough & Eton Secondary School Paul McAteer, and Headteacher of Ditton Park Academy Nick Caulfield.
Upton Court Grammar School Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “Students at both schools enjoyed preparing for this event and the opportunity to showcase their work in front of such a prestigious audience.”