Antarctica Inspiration

Year 7 pupils are taking part in a competition to design a flag for Antarctica which will be sent off as part of a project with Antarctic scientists.

Following a Geography lesson about Antarctica, the pupils are being asked to design a flag for the Antarctic – as it does not have its own – based on what they have learnt. The aim of this initiative is to inspire new generations about the Antarctic and Antarctica Day. The winning flag will be taken to Antarctica by the scientists.

Mrs Allsopp-Medley, Head of Geography, said: “As Antarctica does not have its own official flag, the UK Polar Network asks schools to design one which they believe symbolises this continent. The flags are then paired with researchers that are heading down to Antarctica for the Austral Summer (November-January).”

We are looking to encourage as many entries as possible. There will be rewards for all pupils who submit an entry, as well as prizes for those shortlisted and the final winner. This is a unique opportunity to have a piece of their work taken to Antarctica and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity only open to Year 7s.

Your flag should be colourful – avoid a white background as this won’t show up in front of the snow!

It can be hand drawn or drawn using a computer.

Flags to be returned to Mrs Allsopp-Medley in room 218

The deadline for entries is 21st November.