Do you know what the five symbols of our School crest represent?
The Swan is 'royalty' or 'monarchy' - created as the royal standard, Sir Henry Lee was Elizabeth's champion and therefore allowed us to use the swan with the crown around its neck to show that it is tethered to the monarchy.
The Beehive is 'Industry' as bees are industrious and protective and Bucks is famous for its honey.
The Wheatsheaf is 'Productivity' as Bucks was also famous for agriculture. Many of the AGS boys, right into the 20th century had to have time off to gather the harvest.
The carnation is 'purity' a symbol of peace and purity of spirit and good intent showing that the AGS pupils (and staff) were good people at heart!
The Tudor Rose is 'unity' showing that whatever background, colour, creed etc. we are all united by our affiliation to the school.