Charting progress of Magna Carta
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.”