Chart­ing progress of Magna Carta

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

PIECE OF HIS­TORY:

YOUNG­STERS found out about one of the most im­por­tant mo­ments in Bri­tish his­tory.

Girls at Malt­man’s Green School in Ger­rards Cross were vis­ited on Mon­day last week by Laura Mann Keve­hazi, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Magna Carta Her­itage.

She pre­sented them with a Magna Carta 800th an­niver­sary edi­tion as part of the Magna Carta – My Her­itage cam­paign.

Malt­man’s Green was one of the first schools to re­ceive the print.

The Magna Carta was sealed at Run­nymede in Sur­rey on June 15, 1215, and will cel­e­brate its 800 year an­niver­sary next year.

The aim of the cam­paign is to share a copy of the fa­mous doc­u­ment with chil­dren in the UK to al­low them to see and ap­pre­ci­ate it in their schools.

School mar­ket­ing as­sis­tant Emily Mendle­ton said: “The girls were ex­tremely in­ter­ested to hear of the his­tory of this hugely im­por­tant doc­u­ment which shaped our his­tory and our world, and formed the ba­sis of many laws still in place to­day.”

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