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COAT OF ARMS STARTER-2

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A Coat of Arms is normally composed of pictures and symbols. The aim is to create an atmosphere or to build a meaning into the Coat of Arms. For example, some Coats of Arms suggest strength, others suggest knowledge and wisdom. Answering the questions below will help you ‘build’ your own Coat of Arms.

 

1. Animals are often included in a Coat of Arms. Each of the animals below have certain qualities / characteristics. Select an animal and explain why its characteristics apply to you.

 

KOALA
CUDDLY
PEACEFUL
FRIENDLY
SLOW MOVING

BEAR
STRONG
AGGRESSIVE
DANGEROUS
FRIGHTENING
ELEPHANT
LONG MEMORY
AGGRESSIVE
DANGEROUS
LARGE
KANGAROO
FAST
UNUSUAL
‘DIM’
GREY HOUND
VERY FAST
DEDICATED
FRIENDLY
         
DOMESTIC
CAT

LOVING
WARM / CUDDLY
CUNNING
NINE LIVES
TIGER
ILLUSIVE
AGGRESSIVE
DANGEROUS
FAST
MALE LION
MAJESTIC
LAZY
DANGEROUS
AGGRESSIVE
CHEETAH
EXTREMELY FAST
AGGRESSIVE
DANGEROUS
HUNTER
GIRAFFE
TALL
ALOOF
SHY
UNSTEADY
         
MY CHOICE:
 
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2. Write the name of your favourite sport or a hobby / interest. Why do you like the sport / hobby / interest you have named?
 
 
 
   
3. Which of the following words best describes your character (the way you are)?
   

   
4. Coats of Arms will often include a selection of colours. Underneath the colours listed below, place words that represent the feelings/emotions associated with each. Use your own words or select them from below.
   

 
 
 
5. Below are some basic shapes of ‘shields’ used in a typical Coat of Arms. Place a tick inside the shape that you like best and explain why you have chosen it.
   
 
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