What is the 2015 Flag Project?
2015 marks the 750th anniversary of the Montfort Parliament of 1265, where elected representatives of the shires and boroughs came together for the first time.
Following nominations by Members of Parliament, 80 UK primary schools designed unique flags to represent their local communities which flew at two special events; in Parliament Square between 15 – 22 May 2015 and at the ‘Magna Carta Foundation of Liberty’ event, to celebrate 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta, at Runnymede on 15 June 2015.
Add your flag to the exhibition
The 2015 Flag Project now invites primary schools from across the UK to collaboratively create a shared picture of democracy by designing a flag for a unique digital exhibition.
Tools for the 2015 Flag Project
The above short film, presented by the 2015 Flag Project's artist Jonathan Parsons, gives an introduction to the project, top tips for flag design and a useful demonstration on flag making. The video can used as teacher preperation or shown in the classroom to introduce the project to students.
A version of the video with subtitles is also available to view.
Below is a link to the 2015 Flag Project Toolkit. This toolkit gives you background historical knowledge, project guidelines and some simple rules on flag design, plus a step-by-step lesson plan to assist you and your class on your flag making journey!
Please remember to submit your design once it is complete to the 2015 Flag Project Exhibition! It will then appear on our interactive map of flags from across the UK. You can share your flag through social media or on your school website.
If you have any questions about the project, please email [email protected]