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 Landhead Primary School, Antrim.
Position: 51 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“Our design was inspired by the local colours of the area. It incorporated the green to signify the green and fertile land, the wheat sheaf to show the farming community, the blue for water and a representation of the Giants Causeway as a world heritage site. The 17 children played around with their own ideas and decided on the best simplified versions to be represented on the flag. They wanted to keep it bold and simple. They tried a variety of uses of blocks of colour and came to a democratic decision on the appealing impact of the vertical stripes. The design was drafted using cut out shapes and the final design was completed on the computer.”