Flying the Flag
Ivybridge Community College students have been flying the flag for Antarctica as part of a competition to celebrate the continent.
They were challenged to design a flag to represent the Island to mark World Antarctica Day – the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctica Treaty.
We received some very imaginative designs and would like to say well done to all our students who entered.
We would also like to make a special mention to Fred Doyle (Year 9), Ewan Dale (Year 9) and Fraser Morgan (Year 8) whose work was shortlisted and taken to Antarctica itself!
Speaking about their work, Fred said, “The blue symbolises the Southern Ocean and its co-operation between Chile, New Zealand, Argentina and Australia.
“The white symbolises the permafrost in the ice sheets in Antarctica.
“The circle represents that Antarctica is opposite to Greenland hence the style of the flag.”
Antarctica Day takes place on the 1 December each year and marks the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty – an international agreement between countries declaring that the continent would not be used for military activity, instead for scientific discovery and a place of peace.
The flag bearer pictured is Paul Summers, a PhD student in glaciological modelling from Stanford University.
The flag is pictured above, along with a couple of other Flag Designs that were submitted to the competition.
Well done to all our students who took part.