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 Crowmarsh Gifford Church of England Primary School, Oxfordshire.
Region: Henley, Oxfordshire
Position: 79 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“This flag represents our community and how we shine as individuals. The Oak Leaves represent the plants and life in our community and also how we thrive as learners. They symbolise ‘learning’ and our school motto of ‘being the best we can be.’
We should always strive to be the tallest Oak Tree, reaching out and achieving goals that challenge us. Therefore, this also highlights how our constituency should always strive to ‘be the best’ it can be. Green represents our school colour and how we are central to our village.
A key value of ours is ‘service’ and we model this by reaching out (like Oak Trees) and providing care and support to our community members. Yellow represents the light that shines on us and blue stands for the river that runs along many of our villages and towns.
30 children in year 6 created individual flags and then explained their meaning to their class and teachers. The class and staff in school then voted on the flags that best encapsulated ‘who we were.’”