Sunday, 10 June 2007

1st of June International Art Exhibition

1st of June is the International Children's Day, according to UNESCO.
1st of June is, thus, a day of celebration. We celebrate our children.
1st of June was, this year, another moment of celebration: the opening of the International Art Exhibition that was organized by Scoala cu clasele I-VIII nr.5 from Baia Mare, Romania. The exhibition was organized for the children; the exhibits are art works made by children.
It is a unique art exhibition in our region because our school is not a special art school. And because teachers from other countries responded our invitation, not only from Romania. There are art works from children from England, Sweden, Poland, Turkey, Kuwait and Ghana.
There are also other teachers from such countries as Greece, China, Nepal, Lebanon, Mexic, etc, who would have liked to participate, but they could not send their pupils' work in time for the exhibition. So they will be able to participate in the 2nd edition that will be organized next year.
The people present at the opening said that the exhibition was very successful, considering that there were almost 400 teachers who answered our invitation and sent their pupils' art work for this event. There are more than 1500 exhibits on display: drawings, paintings, toys, fashion design, photos, etc.
Children's creativity is always surprising. There is a wide range of styles in which the children expressed their ideas and feelings. One can only wonder at the beauty children can create.
The objectives of our project are: promoting our pupils' creativity and their cultural values, and thus promoting intercultural education. And this is because , in our school, there are children from different ethnic groups. But children are not discriminated in our school on the basis of their ethnic or social group, on their religion or other issues. They are treated equal. And we try to teach them tolerance and acceptance of those who are different , because we believe that different is good, it makes life more interesting. And we also believe that there are no major differences between the children from different countries, having different religions and different cultural values. And this art exhibition proves this.

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