As part of our work with the UK Parliament to create the fantastic Parliament Square display for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, we are showcasing each of the flags created by school children from throughout the country. This flag design comes from Athelstan Community Primary School, Yorkshire.
Position: 8 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“Our flag reflects the landscape and history of our area. The colours reflect the Selby family coat of arms. The blue represents the local rivers, over which villages and towns have bridges; represented by the stylised bridge across the blue on the flag.
The Yorkshire Rose emblem relates to the wealth of history in our area, for example, the Battle of Towton. The crown represents the importance of King Athelstan, the first king of all England; after whom our school is named.
KS1 and KS2 pupils designed flags and School Council created a short list from which the most effective elements were combined to create the finished flag.”