St. Marks celebrates Magna Carta with shield display

St Marks Shopping Centre Lincoln

To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, St. Marks is taking school children back in time to recreate the shields of the 25 barons.

Children from Westgate Academy and St. Peter at Gowts Church of England Primary School have enjoyed learning more about the Magna Carta through workshops held by Faceless Arts and St. Marks.

The children have recreated the 25 shields of the 25 barons, which will be on display around the St. Marks garden throughout the school summer holidays.

Shields will be displayed on a weekly rotation in order to allow all shields display time.

Charlotte Hodson, Year 3 teacher at Westgate Academy said:

To have the opportunity to get involved in such an exciting project to celebrate the Magna Carta is fantastic! The children have loved every minute and are very proud of what they have achieved.

Valerie Johnson, Centre Manager said:

I’ve had a sneak peek at the children’s artwork and it’s absolutely fantastic and we can’t wait to welcome customers to view this on display throughout the summer holidays.

We look forward to welcoming children, parents and shoppers throughout the summer.

The display forms part of the city wide celebrations which includes a Baron Trail across the city.

About The Barons’ Charter

The Barons’ Charter celebrates the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta and is a unique collaboration which will brings together The Trussell Trust with the Magna Carta cities of Lincoln and Salisbury, which both hold original copies of the document.

In Lincoln, the event is presented by Lincoln BIG and will see 25 life-sized decorated medieval Baron sculptures displayed as an art trail across the city from June until 13 September.

In Salisbury, the event is presented by The Trussell Trust and a further 25 uniquely designed baron sculptures will form an art trail across the city from 12 June – 6 September 2015. In addition to the trail, a group of smaller Barons decorated by children from local schools will be displayed in Salisbury Cathedral from 27 June – 12 July 2015.

At the end of the event, all the life-sized Barons will be auctioned to raise money for The Trussell Trust, the UK’s leading poverty charity.

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