Pupils fly the flag for school and country

Sir Edward Garnier MP visited South Kilworth CofE Primary school to deliver their flag after it was flown outside the Houses of Parliament in London recently.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Sir Edward Garnier MP visited South Kilworth CofE Primary school to deliver their flag after it was flown outside the Houses of Parliament in London recently.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

This colourful flag, designed by pupils at South Kilworth Primary School, has flown over Westminster.

The 2015 Flag Project, run by Parliament in collaboration with artist Jonathan Parsons, invited schools from across the UK to create a “picture of democracy” by designing a flag.

South Kilworth was the only Leicestershire school to win a “commission”.

The special project aimed to create a flag collection to commemorate the 1265 Montfort Parliament, where representatives from towns and shires all over England came together for the first time.

Each flag in the collection was designed by students aged 7-11 across the UK to represent their local area or community.

Eighty UK primary schools were chosen to design flags to represent their local communities. The flags flew over Parliament Square for a week and at a ‘Magna Carta Foundation of Liberty’ event, at Runnymede.

Pictured are South Kilworth pupils with local MP Sir Edward Garnier.