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27 Jul 2012

bring on the bunting!

My kids are getting a little excited about the start of the Olympic games so here is a little project i decided to get them involved with at this point it is not completely finished but hopefully by tonight it will be!

We used the twitterpated designer paper to create our union jacks.

The Union Flag, also known as the Union Jack, is the flag of the United Kingdom It retains an official or semi-official status in some Commonwealth Realms; for example, it is known as the Royal Union Flag in Canada. It is also used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories. The Union Jack also appears in the canton (upper left-hand quarter) of the flags of several nations and territories that were former British colonies.
The current design dates from the Union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. The flag consists of the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England), edged in white, superimposed on the Cross of St Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which are superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland).

 It has a right side and a wrong side up and can also be statically displayed incorrectly with the hoist on the right. To fly the flag the correct way up, the broad portion of the white cross of St Andrew should be above the red band of St Patrick (and the thin white portion below) in the upper hoist canton (the corner at the top nearest to the flag-pole), giving the Scottish symbol precedence over the Irish symbol. This is expressed by the phrases wide white top and broad side up. Traditionally, flying a flag upside down is considered a distress signal or a deliberate insult. In the case of the Union Flag, the difference is subtle and is easily missed by the uninformed. It is often displayed upside down inadvertently - even on commercially-made hand waving flags.
(information taken from wikipedia)

SO GOOD LUCK to all our athletes hope you all enjoy the Olympics!


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