We have been finding out about flags.
This is a standard which was presented to our school by Sir Henry Havelock's family.
Havelock, Havelock North and our school are all named after Sir Henry Havelock.
He was a very brave soldier from England who fought in the battles in India for England.
We know that he was from England because we recognised the flag which he is carrying -
the red cross on the white background
- the flag of St George, the Patron Saint of England.
George was the guy who was supposed to have killed off the last dragon in England!!!
The standard shows Sir Henry on his horse, in his armour and carrying his standard.
We think that he must have been very strong to be able to carry a standard
AND a sword
AND be wearing armour made from metal
AND be riding his horse
ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!
His motto is
He Carries his Cross Bravely.