Presentation on theme: "What would the union jack look like if the Scottish bit were removed? by Nathalie French."— Presentation transcript:
What would the union jack look like if the Scottish bit were removed? by Nathalie French
The Union jack Union jack, lower case, is the term we use for the UK flag formed by combining the crosses of St George, St Andrew and St Patrick. (The proper term, "union flag", carries potential for confusion - especially in the context of EU stories).
Option 1 The first option strips out the blue field of the Scottish flag, replacing it with black, and sees the white bands turn a shade of yellow - intended to honour the flag of Wales' patron saint, St David (a yellow cross on a black field).
Option 2 The second option seeks to address the same issue, but by borrowing elements of Wales' current national flag - the field of green and white that lies behind its red dragon.
Option 3 The third option is a more modern interpretation of the design, including the colours of St David's flag and retaining the Scottish blue - to reflect the fact that Scotland would continue to share the British monarchy.
Option 4 Using the same principle, the fourth option removes the white of St Andrew's saltire and imposes a crown and Royal Standard - including England's three lions, the red Scottish lion and the harp, a national symbol of Wales as well as Ireland.
Option 5 The fifth option removes the Scottish elements from the flag entirely, and adds the Royal Coat of Arms, surrounded by a garland of items symbolic of the Commonwealth nations.
Assignment Design an alternative flag for if Scotland should leave the United Kingdom. Write an explanation to support your design. Hand in at the end of the lesson