Design a Heraldic Shield

As part of our outreach work at Magdalen College School we have exciting Learning and Participation projects that run across the year. Many of these are showcased during our festival.

This year things are a little different but we wanted to continue with projects designed for children to take part in at home.

On this page is our Design a Heraldic Shield activity pack. Based around our festival inspiration of The Field of Cloth of Gold, the pack gives a brief introduction to this amazing historical event and invites children to design their own medieval shield as used by Knights of yore! The activity is aimed at 7-11 year-olds but younger children are of course welcome to take part too.

We’d be delighted if the children would like to send their designs to us and we’ll display them during our digital festival, #OFAvirtual. The closing date for entries is Monday June 15th and the details of how to send them in are on the activity packs. Click the button and we look forward to seeing the results!

A medieval knight in full armour on a horse