Flying the flag for Argyll and Bute

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Published Date: 

19 May 2015 - 10:31

Luss Primary School's flagPUPILS at Luss Primary School are flying the flag for Argyll and Bute at Westminster as part of a national schools project on parliament.

Nine pupils, from Primary 2 to 7, took part in the 2015 Flag Project, run by the Houses of Parliament, which aims to connect young people with the democratic process and the UK’s parliamentary heritage.  Over 450 primary schools across the country (one from every constituency) took part in the project – developed to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the Simon de Montfort parliament of 1265.

Luss Primary School’s flag is one of 80 chosen to fly this week (18th to 22nd May) in Parliament Square, Westminster.  The children worked together to create a fantastic design reflecting how they see Argyll and Bute, using traditional flag making rules about colours, shapes and emblems. Their beautiful flag shows Argyll and Bute’s snow-capped mountains and stunning blue lochs, watched over by native wild creatures.

Head teacher at Luss Primary School, Carol-Anne Struthers, said: “The children drew inspiration for the design for Argyll and Bute from their surroundings and the local wildlife on Loch Lomond which they experience every day.”

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Rory Colville, added: “The pupils have done incredibly well to have their work recognised and displayed at a national level. Their flag design is absolutely beautiful and certainly shows off some of the things that we are so proud of here in Argyll and Bute – stunning scenery, lochs and mountains and local wildlife. The school has encouraged them to show real creativity and imagination – congratulations to all involved.”