A Coat of Arms tells a story about a place or family to show how special they are. We challenge you to be inspired by Hertfordshire’s Coat of Arms to design your own shield.
Hertfordshire County Council was granted its Coat of Arms in 1925. It shows the motto of the council “Trust and Fear Not” and you can see two Harts (male deer), which are the symbol of Hertfordshire, guarding the shield.
The arms are based on those of Hertford, the County town and St Albans.
NB: This activity is suitable for children aged 7+.
You will need white paper, crayons, and possibly scissors.
- Right click on the blank Coat of Arms. Choose Print Picture from the drop down menu.
- Have a closer look at the Coat of Arms for Hertfordshire County Council, what can you see?
- Now design the Coat of Arms for your family or where you live.
- What would your motto be?
- Who or what would guard your Coat of Arms? Can you draw them?
- What special objects or places would you put on your shield? If you are making one for your town, where do you like to visit?
- Share pictures of your creation with us on Twitter @HertsArchives with the hashtag #CoatofArms.
We look forward to seeing your creations!
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