A wonderful Kids’ Guernica peace painting was created in Setúbal, Portugal. Here is a report from the organizer of this project.
The Associação de Municípios da Região de Setúbal - AMRS, enthusiastically embraced the project Kid's Guernica, due to its historical, humanist and artistic relevance.
AMRS it’s an association that works the interests of its associated municipalities, located in Setúbal – Portugal.
In 2005, first launched the challenge to all schools from Setubal and, so then, all of its students would be able to work around this project.
Currently, it has already elapsed the 5th Edition, which included the participation of more than 3200 students, who worked with dedication and interest on the theme A Paz e os Valores de Abril - Peace and April Values. The choice of the theme for this edition was based on a historical and cultural reflection, that goes back to the April Revolution and the conquer of freedom and peace, and its intrinsic values, in order to celebrate forty-two years of April and 40 years since implementation of the of the Portuguese Republic Constitution (April 10, 1976), which proclaims, among various aspects, a sovereign Republic, committed in the building of a free, just and solidary society.
It is with great pleasure that we give to know, to your Committee, one more time, the work done by the Portuguese students, essentially their quality, and how, they’ve managed do gather all aspects from the Portuguese Republic Constitution, such as it’s fundamental rights, the liberty and guarantees conquered by Portuguese people in the April Revolution that were amazingly reflected in the over than 600 projects received.
Last June 3rd, it occurred in Barreiro – one of the municipalities of this association, the Kid’s Guernica Workshop in order to conclude the 5th Edition of this Project. It was possible to enjoy a party, thought especially for all participants and their teachers, which included a group of performers that made the delights of children.