Children in east Dorset are proudly flying the flag for their schools.
The youngsters from the Heath Academy Trust have designed and made a flag for each of their schools.
Every flag bears the six-trees motif of the Trust but has its own distinguishing feature to celebrate the individuality of each school: Three Legged First; Sixpenny Handley First; Oakhurst First in West Moors; St James First in Alderholt; St Mary’s First in West Moors and St Ives Primary.
Trust CEO, Justine Horn, said: “We’ve hosted flag making workshops across our schools to encourage the children to work together on a joint project.
“The flag project is the culmination of our wider work on ‘happiness’ which has included all schools recording a joint version of ‘Happy’ by Pharrel Williams.
“We are fostering a sense of pride and happiness in the children for not only their own school but also being part of a close-knit Trust.”
The flags, which will be displayed in each school, will increase the sense of identity as the children visit other sites to take part in joint events.
Heath Academy Trust regularly brings the children from all six schools together in events such as a dodgeball competition, dance festival, football, golf tournament and swimming gala.
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