Basingstoke’s MP, Mara Miller is delighted to reveal that Castle Hill Junior School has been selected as one of 650 schools from across the United Kingdom to take part in a unique project that aims to connect young people with the democratic process and heritage. Hannah who is a pupil ta Castle Hill Junior School has designed a flag that represents Basingstoke.
In 2015 the Houses of Parliament will be celebrating two historic anniversaries that signify the beginnings of a journey to rights and representation in the UK, namely the 800th year of the sealing of the Magna Carta (1215) and the 750th anniversary of the Simon de Montfort parliament (1265).
To mark the Montfort parliament anniversary, where elected representatives of the shires and the boroughs came together for the first time, Parliament has selected a primary school in every constituency to create a flag that represents their area or community. This project forms part of
Parliament’s 2015 ‘Parliament in the Making’ programme.
Maria said “The standard of entries was very high and I am delighted to see the clear talent of Basingstoke pupils represented in Parliament.
Hannah's flag shows our natural environment, the red rose of Hampshire, the green of manydown farm and the blue of Castle Hill Junior School.”
“I am urging all Basingstoke Schools to get involved in this is a fantastic project that demonstrates local young talent, creativity and imagination and connects young people to celebrating House of Commons history.”
All Schools can now take part and add their flag to the online gallery until December 2015.The project is a national opportunity for all schools to join in and add their flag to the digital exhibition with support
Further information is available at www.parliament.uk/2015