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.