- July 20, 2015
- Posted by: Owen Smith MP
- Category: Latest News
Owen Smith was delighted to visit Maesycoed Primary School on Friday to present pupils with their winning flag design following a national competition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
The project, run by Parliament, saw schools from right across the UK enter the competition to design a flag to represent their local area. Maesycoed Primary School’s entry was one of 80 flags to fly in Parliament Square in May, and has now been safely returned to the school by Owen Smith MP.
The flag includes the three mountain peaks that feature within Pontypridd, and shows the coal underneath the beautiful green mountainside. The blue zigzag line represents the River Taff and pupils chose to include blue sky to demonstrate positivity.
Owen Smith was joined by Headteacher Mrs Jarrold and Mick Antoniw AM to officially present the flag to Maesycoed Primary and congratulate the pupils on their work.
Commenting after the visit, Owen Smith said:
“I’m incredibly proud of the hard work by the pupils of Maesycoed Primary in designing such a brilliant flag.
“The fact that the flag represents Pontypridd’s rich history is testament to the creativity of the children and I’m delighted to bring the flag back to Pontypridd where it can be flown proudly. I’d like to thank all of the students and teachers for their brilliant efforts and I want to congratulate them on such a fantastic achievement!”