Clwyd West MP, David Jones, has visited Ysgol Pen y Bryn, Colwyn Bay, to mark the school’s success in designing a flag as part of the 2015 ‘Parliament in the Making’ programme.
The programme commemorates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the 750th anniversary of the Simon de Montfort Parliament, and has included, among other events and activities, an opportunity for pupils from schools across the United Kingdom to design flags representing their Parliamentary constituencies. Out of 500 submitted designs, 80 were selected to represent the historical counties of the United Kingdom, and the flag designed by Ysgol Pen y Bryn was chosen to represent the historical county of Denbighshire.
The 80 selected flags were flown in Parliament Square between 18 and 22 May, and were also flown at Runnymede, the location at which Magna Carta was signed, on 15 June, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Following those commemorations, David Jones has visited Ysgol Pen y Bryn in order to present the school with a ceremonial version of their flag design.
David Jones said:
“I am delighted to have been able to visit Ysgol Pen y Bryn in order to present them with a ceremonial version of their successful flag design. The school’s success in designing a flag to represent the historical county of Denbighshire is worthy of recognition, and I am pleased to be able to contribute to that recognition.”