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 Fort Hill Integrated Primary School, Down.
Region: Lagan Valley, Down
Position: 50 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“Our flag is inspired by the beautiful River Lagan which flows through the heart of our constituency between Belfast and Lough Neagh. The abundant wildlife and natural habitats are symbolised by the heron whilst the blue flax flowers represents the linen industry which once thrived in this area. The river played a crucial role as a transport and trade route during linen’s heyday. That is why we included the black arrow shape to represent one of the many locks which allowed the river to be navigated by bargemen and their horses.”