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 Kelvedon St. Mary’s Primary Academy, Essex.
Region: Witham, Essex
Position: 20 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“The School Council introduced the Flag Project in a whole school assembly. Each class discussed their ideas which represent our constituency. The images generated resulted in a number of common themes.
The School Council voted for the ideas they preferred which were later included in the final flag design. The winners of these ideas went on to form our Flag Committee who discussed how their ideas could be amalgamated into a simplified graphic form.
It was democratically agreed that this simpler style would be recognisable from a distance. The main inspiration for our design choice was our school logo (colours represent Blue-perseverance/water, Green hope/countryside, Red-courage, yellow-justice, White- peace).
As the image looks like the petals of a flower we thought it also linked to Village in Bloom. Furthermore we are surrounded by farmland and countryside. The bridge connects people together whilst the river/water both symbolise life.
The image of people holding hands across the centre of the flag shows unity and friendship whilst the shape of the people appears as a letter W for Witham. The oak leaf symbolises that from small beginnings we can achieve great things together within the Witham constituency.”