Commonwealth Day - 10 March

Picture shows a child looking at a globe with a magnifying glass

Commonwealth Day is an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth's organisations, which aim to improve the lives of its citizens. It takes place on the second Monday in March every year.

The highlight of the celebrations is a multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in London. It is attended by the Queen, representatives of the Commonwealth countries and 1000 school-aged children.

BBC class clips: The Commonwealth in the 21st Century

The establishment of the Commonwealth in 1949 is set in its post-colonial historical context. James Robbins asks whether the Commonwealth now has a strong purpose and a real future.

Resources

Young Commonwealth

The Young Commonwealth presents the main principles and work of the Commonwealth for a younger audience.

Commonwealth Day - The Queen

Since 1977, Commonwealth Day has been celebrated throughout the Commonwealth on the second Monday in March. Find out more about the role of the Queen, the origins of the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth members.

Game On Scotland

Game on Scotland is the education programme for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and other major events taking place in Scotland in 2014.

Glasgow 2014

The official website of the XX Commonwealth Games

Games Legacy blog
News and information about how people are engaging with the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games to leave a lasting legacy for learning.

Resource calendar

Links to resources to support learning related to celebrations, awareness days and action weeks throughout the year.