Flag with artwork by Inverness Royal Academy pupils displayed in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pageant

The flag designed by pupils of Inverness Royal Academy.

A flag featuring artwork by Inverness pupils was displayed at the competition in London to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

S1 art and design students at Inverness Royal Academy produced the artwork as part of the River of Hope project run by the Thames Festival Trust.

The flag also incorporated the profile of a student who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The River of Hope project includes work on heritage and education, including the arts education projects, Rivers of the World and The Story of Water, carried out in partnership with the British Council.

This year, the project work was part of the Jubilee celebrations marking 70 years of the Queen’s reign.

The flag was paraded during the procession in London to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The flag was paraded during the procession in London to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Inverness Royal Academy pupils took part in an art workshop in March with artist Izzy Thomson, based at WASPS Inverness Creative Academy in Midmills.

She worked with students, helping them create individual works that were part of a collaborative artwork that she assembled.

Schools were also asked to think of a local celebrity or someone with a connection to the school to be the profile for their design.

Inverness Royal Academy has chosen to include the profile of pupil Sarah Adams, who died earlier this year.

The design was then transferred to a silk flag which was paraded as part of Sunday’s procession in London.

Inverness Royal Academy was one of six Highland schools involved in the project which had six key themes relating to the life and importance of rivers and their ecosystems.

Students from Inverness Royal Academy worked on the theme The River of Life, including creating artwork inspired by the life cycle of freshwater pearl mussels.

The River of Hope is an international project and the academy has been associated with the government. GHSS practitioner, Township Lahore in Pakistan.

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