David Jones, the newly re-elected MP for Clwyd West, has congratulated Ysgol Pen y Bryn, Colwyn Bay, on its success in designing a flag as part of the ‘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 own Parliamentary constituencies. Out of 500 submitted designs, 80 have now been selected to represent the historical counties of the United Kingdom, and the flag designed by Ysgol Pen y Bryn has been chosen to represent the historical county of Denbighshire.
The 80 selected flags are being flown in Parliament Square between 18 and 22 May, and will also be flown at Runnymede, the location at which Magna Carta was signed, on 15 June, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.
David Jones said:
“I am pleased to support the ‘Parliament in the Making’ programme, and am delighted that the flag designed by Ysgol Pen y Bryn has been chosen to represent the historical county of Denbighshire.
“Encouraging children to take an interest in Parliament, government and politics is essential, and I believe that the flag design project has been a very stimulating and valuable way of doing so. I commend Ysgol Pen y Bryn’s efforts, and look forward to continuing to support this year’s commemorations.”