Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Version of Kids' Guernica at Ichioka Junior High School, Osaka, Japan

November, 2013

A new Kids’ Guernica was completed by 130 students of the eighth graders of t Ichioka Junior High School in Osaka, Japan and it was displayed at their school festival. As a part of peace education, first, they studied about inhumanity of bombing such as in Guernica and researched a case of Liberian Civil War to understand how innocent children were always victimized during any war time. After that, each of them expressed a message of peace on a piece of drawing paper and all of their images were composed into a Kids’ Guernica mural. They learned the necessity of working together for a peaceful world through the process of matching the color of each image with the whole color of the mural.

Kids' Guernica at Daisan Iwabuchi Primary School in Tokyo, Japan


A Kids’ Guernica was created by the sixth-grade students of Daisan Iwabuchi Primary School in Tokyo, Japan,

Toward Peace: A World of Smiles
When each of us
We can change our future.
Even each power is small, if we can work together,
All people of the world will be happy.
We will create a peaceful world.