RGS Students Design their own Coats of Arms

16th September 2022

With the world commemorating the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her 70-year reign, RGS students have been considering the value of history, heritage and tradition by learning about, and designing their own coats of arms.

Students in Year 6 learnt how a coat of arms is traditionally unique to an individual person, family, state or organisation, and is often used to trace the membership of a noble family. They learnt what things might appear in a coat of arms and their significance before being tasked with designing their own. In each segment, they were asked to draw something that is an important part of their lives. This included their family and friends, sport and hobbies, and their hopes and dreams for the future. Once decorated, they presented their coat of arms to the class and explained what each segment represented.