23rd March 2015
The commemorative events to mark the reinterment of King Richard III were celebrated with a heraldry competition organised by the FMO’s Education Committee.
Local Muslim schools participated in the competition to mark the reinterment of King Richard III by designing heraldic shields to mark the occasion with designs including images and colours all carrying their own symbolic meanings with themes to mark the historic events of this week.
The competition was greeted with much enthusiasm and included a vast number of excellent entries received from both primary and secondary schools. The quality of the heraldic shields wasexceptional, making the judging of entries quite difficult, as many of the students had selected images as part of their designs which underlined the qualities associated with King Richard.
The efforts of the entrants was evident in the quality of the designs and the attention to detail. The task of judging so many excellent entries was not an easy one, the two winners from the primary school category came from the Leicester Islamic Academy (LIA) and the two winners from the secondary schoolscategory came from Madani Boys School. All four winning entries will be professionally mounted to feature in a display at St. Martin’s House but will also form part of the King Richard III legacy project. Arrangements will also be made for all the shortlisted entries to be displayed.
The FMO’s Education Committee Lead Rizwan Afzal said ” I would like to thank my education team and all the participants and schools for their response in showcasing the talents of its students during the KRIII competition and I would also like to thank the judges and those involved in helping set up the initiative.”
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