Anika Mistry, one of Bristol’s Youth Mayor’s, met the King and Commonwealth leaders at an event at Buckingham Palace.
Anika, a student at Trinity Academy in Lockleaze, was invited to represent Bristol at the Commonwealth.
She spoke to King Charles about the significance of youth representation. He agreed with the importance of listening to young people and shared that he was ‘proud’ of Bristol for introducing leadership roles for young people.
Anika was one of the youngest attendees at the event and has shared with fel-low students the inspiring leaders she met, what Buckingham Palace is like and of course how the palace canapes tasted!
A school spokesperson said: “Trinity is extremely proud of all Anika has achieved in her role as Bristol Youth Mayor, the energy she has brought to the role and the experiences she has shared with us. Anika has informed and inspired our stu-dents. She embodies Trinity’s ethos of developing the Head, Heart and Soul to become the best versions of ourselves.”