27 April 2015 to 13 June 2015

Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale, Southall

We are looking for young Magna Carta ambassadors, who are passionate about freedom, human rights and democracy, to present the Magna Carta to the people of Ealing. The project is launching on Saturday 13th June at Ealing Central Library.

We are commissioning a new exhibition of strikingly colourful paintings which will be shown throughout each library in Ealing. It is based on the coats-of-arms of the 25 Magna barons and King John and is guaranteed to attract attention.

As a Magna Carta ambassador, you will present the exhibition and the Magna Carta to library visitors. You will discuss and debate about what is generally known about the Magna Carta but also talk about what you have discovered in it for yourself.

Free day trip!

This is your chance for a free trip to the British Library to view an original copy of the Magna Carta. Since 1215, when it was sealed, it has become the origin of freedom, human rights and democracy throughout the world.

To understand the Magna Carta, you will take part in 6 study sessions, delving into the demands made by the 25 rebellious Magna Carta barons:

England now and 800 years ago                               Sat 23rd May  2-4pm            Greenford Library
What's in the Magna Carta?  -  Making Parchment   Sun 24th May 1.30-3.30pm  Ealing Central Library
Grievances from the Magna Carta                             Tues 26th May 5-7pm          Acton Library
Human Rights                                                            Wed 27th May  5-7pm          Southall Library
Why Vote?                                                                 Thurs 28th May 5-7pm          Northolt Library
Presenting the Magna Carta                                      Sat 30th May    2-4pm          Hanwell Library


You will learn how to present yourself with assurance. We will also produce a series of informative posters to accompany the new art exhibition, explaining what you have found in the Magna Carta. You will make 3 or 4 visits to various other libraries to host the exhibition as it tours the libraries throughout Ealing during July to December.

Finally, you will also create a folder tracking what you have learnt, what skills have developed during the project and what you personally will remember.