Pupils take pride in school at flag-raising ceremony

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A school’s new house groups were marked by raising the flags in front of local VIPs.

Teachers, business leaders and naval dignitaries from HMS Collingwood united to raise flags for the formal opening of Trafalgar School’s four new student factions – Britannia, Temeraire, Sovereign and Victory.

Read more about the ceremony here.

Each carrying a different emblem, the naval-themed divisions will provide pupils at the Hilsea school with the chance to stage inter-house competitions and assemblies, while also offering a means of celebrating their collective attainment.

Pupils also presented speeches about why they take pride in their house groups.

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