Thatcham Town Council joined in with local authorities across the country in raising the Commonwealth Flag on Monday.
It was to commemorate Commonwealth Day, with a ceremony led by the town’s mayor Ellen Crumly.
Pupils from Spurcroft, Francis Baily and Thatcham Park primary schools also attended, who were each presented with a certificate and Commonwealth badge.
Cllr Crumly said: “The Commonwealth acknowledges the importance of young people across their member countries.
“It was wonderful to share this important day with the school, children who are our future leaders and will be the ones promoting the Commonwealth values of tolerance, understanding and respect for other cultures now and in the future.”
Councillors and deputy mayor Nathan Gregory also took part in the ceremony as did members of the United Nations Association Newbury.
Mollie Haines, secretary of Francis Baily School, said: “We were delighted to be invited to take part in the Thatcham celebration of Commonwealth Day.
“It was great to meet the mayor and her deputy, and the schools from Spurcroft and Thatcham Park.”