Maritime activity 5: Folkestone town badge
Look at the town badge of Folkestone - depicted on the medieval seal and stained-glass window in Learn with Objects Maritime: 6.
Also look at the Bouverie Shield in Cabinets of Curiosity: 15.
Design a new town badge and motto for Folkestone to reflect an important episode in its history, or to celebrate and promote the town today.
Increased knowledge and understanding of badges and coats of arms.
New skills and confidence in using mixed media.
KS1-2 History (Local History Study).
KS1-2 Art and Design (creating art using mixed media)
The new town badge might be inspired by a famous person from the town, a key historical event, or reflect the diverse communities which call Folkestone home.
Children research and discuss their ideas using content on the Learn with Objects website. Then sketch out their designs, before creating the final piece.
Children create the new town badge as a mixed media art activity.
It could even be made from natural, recycled materials found in Folkestone, like chalk, flint, sand or shells, or as a collage of cut-up Folkestone postcards.
Alternatively, it could be created as a digital badge. Or using a badge-making machine.
Children should include a positive and inclusive new motto, and a short descriptive label, of what the design represents, and why they chose it to represent the town.
Learn with Objects links
Use Learn with Objects Maritime 6: town badge and content on the wider Learn with Objects website for research.