Year 7 pupils have been taking part in a competition to design a flag for Antarctica to be sent off as part of a project with Antarctic scientists. We have received some amazing entries – well done to all those who took part!
The aim of this initiative is to inspire new generations about the Antarctic and Antarctica Day.
Following a Geography lesson about Antarctica, the pupils were asked to design a flag for the Antarctic – as it does not have its own – based on what they have learnt. The flags were taken to Antartica by the scientists who have sent us some photos.
On December 1st 1959, 12 nations signed the Antarctic Treaty, a document declaring that Antarctica would be off limits to military activity and setting it aside as a place for peace and scientific discoveries. As of 2010, December 1st has been celebrated each year to mark this milestone of peace and to inspire future decisions. We hope to extend the celebrations worldwide through our Antarctic Flags initiative; giving new generations the opportunity to learn about the Antarctic Treaty and to share, interpret and cherish the values associated with Antarctica!