This is the drawing to represent young people of Portugal from Vale Verde International school. Thank you very much to Jake Armatrong Year 8 and everyone involved.
“We held the competition for the best Peace picture. I have attached our selection. Thank you so much for allowing us to take part in this event. Please keep us updated as things progress.” Dr. Blaine Harris
Portuguese Flag Meaning:
The red section represents the Portuguese revolution of 1910 and the green represents hope. The white shield consists of five blue shields with five white dots. The blue shields represent the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques I, victory over five Moorish kings and the divine assistance he received to do so is represented by the five dots, which symbolize the five wounds of Christ. Arranged in a cross the shields represent Christianity. The red border featuring seven castles symbolizes the extension of Portugal’s territory to include the Algarve. Behind the arms there is a navigational instrument, an armillary sphere. It celebrates Prince Henry the Navigator, who initiated the maritime exploration that led to Portugal’s one time colonial empire.