Archive | February, 2011

GEORGIA, New School, Tbilisi

27 Feb

The design above is the winning drawing chosen to represent  New school Tbilisi, Georgia on the Schools’ International Peace Quilt.This expressive drawing has been created by Dea Shatirishvili from 6th grade.

Dea says: We all wish for Peace because no war is sensible.

The next drawing has  been done by student Giorgi Mikautadze; this drawing includes two folk dancers wearing national dress and dancing on a map of Georgia.

Giorgi’s message is: We all wish for Peace because we are all children of God.

The third image has been created by Katya Ganapolsky.

Katya says: If vikings and aragons were fighting for territory like we do, that means we are same, so stupid ?

Next we have two lovely swans which have been created by the 7th grade students in the school.

The message reads: We all wish for peace because we will not learn how  to live in peace if you don’t stop killing each others children!!!! PEACE 

And finally, this drawing has been designed by Dimitri Popkhadze.

Dimitri says: We all wish for Peace because we are one family and we must not kill each other.

“Thank you so much for this wonderful project. Students felt themselves as part of a whole world. It was a perfect idea to emphasise international mindedness among our growing generation. We are happy to represent Georgia on a quilt.  Besides, it was technically extremely easy to scan and send A4 drawings. Thank you once more!

We look forward to see a photo of the completed Quilt.

Wish you success!

Respectfully,

Sophie Keburia, Arts teacher at the “New School” – International School of Georgia. “

A very well done to everyone involved for their brilliant creativeness.

Georgian Flag Meaning:
The central design element of the “Five Cross” flag is the St. George Cross in the middle of it. The St. George Cross is still used as the national flag of England. St George is the patron saint of Georgia. According to Georgian scholar Giorgi Gabeskiria, the four small crosses were probably added during the reign of Giorgi V who drove out the Mongols. Around that era, the new flag design was adopted as a variation of the Jerusalem cross, a symbol used by crusaders in the Holy Land, which also used a central cross with four smaller “crosslets” in its four corners. The crosses are said to have represented the five Holy Wounds of Christ.

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NIGERIA, Nesam International School

23 Feb

These are some of the wonderful drawings received from Nesam International, Nigeria. The school held a competition involving grades 1 to 9 and then chose the winning drawing from each group. From this delightful selection of drawings one will be chosen to represent Nigeria on the Quilt.

Thank you to Mr. Okoro, Mrs Sote, Emmanuel Uwujare and all the students for your amazing work.

“The Whole exercise has been full of fun” N Samuel

Nigerian Flag Meaning:
The green stripes represent Nigeria’s agriculture industry and its lush vegetation. The white stripe represents the desire for peace and unity within the country.

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BAHRAIN, St. Christopher`s School “Peace in our Hands”

23 Feb

This is the completed drawing which has been received from St. Christopher`s School in BAHRAIN.

The winning design was chosen from a competition held within school and has been given the fitting title of “Peace in Our Hands“.

Thank you to Elyse Rowlands for bringing this project to fruition in the school and for facilitating the representation of young people from Bahrain in the Schools’ International Peace Quilt Project.

Bahrain Flag Meaning:
The triangles on the white serrated stripe represent the five pillars of Islam. The colour red is supposed to represent the Kharijite sect of Islam. Bahrain’s older flags used to be entirely red, but a white stripe was added in the 19th Century to indicate truces Bahrain had made with neighbouring countries. The serrated triangles were added to the white strips to distinguish the Bahranian flag from the flags of its neighbouring countries.

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CHINA, Shekou International

14 Feb

Here we have a colourful drawing created by 10 year old Angel Sun. Angel’s drawing was chosen to represent her fellow students of the Shekou International School.

Angel’s message is simply “Peace.”

Very well done to Angel and all the students who contributed to the project.

Additional thanks to Amy Smith, Art teacher for making it all possible.

“I hope that everything is going well with the quilt. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of it!” Amy

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Chinese Flag History:
The Chinese flag was adopted on October 1, 1949 after the Chinese Civil War. It was designed by Zeng Liansong, an economist and talented artist. His work was one of more than 3,000 plus entries received for a Chinese flag design competition. The design underwent a few changes and was finally approved by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on September 27, 1949.

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MONGOLIA, International School of Ulaanbaatar

14 Feb

Fifth grade student, Nakoma Hartwig, has created this Peace Quilt entry from the International School of Ulaabaatar, Mongolia. This is a wonderfully bright drawing with chosen words of Peace.

“We had a contest and ended up with quite a few choices, however Nakoma’s was not only beautiful but also the message was clear and the colours bright for reproducing.” Anna Sudra.

Thank you to Anna Sudra, Art teacher for organising a successful competition within the school and to the students themselves for their amazing work. Well done everyone.  http://isuarts1011.wordpress.com/about/

Mongolian Flag Meaning:
Blue is a traditional Mongolian colour and it represents the sky. The red stripes initially represented Mongolia’s socialist beliefs, but a modern interpretation means liberty and progress. The ‘soyombo’ is a national emblem which contains individual symbolism within it. The fire at the top of it represents prosperity, contentment and regeneration. The three flames represent the past, present and future. The sun and moon symbolise the universe and are believed by Mongolians to be the mother (sun) and father (moon) of their nation. The triangles pointing at the ground are arrowheads and represent Mongolian’s willingness to defend their nation. The horizontal rectangles stand for honesty, justice and righteousness. The middle circle can be interpreted as the Buddhist yin and yang symbol, which represents complementary opposite forces existing together in the universe – such as positive and negative, male and female, passive and active, fire and water, etc. The circle can also be interpreted as two fish that never close their eyes, representing the watchfulness and vigilance of Mongolians. The vertical rectangles represent pillars which symbolise strength, resolve and hardness.

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POLAND, Wroclaw International

5 Feb

This drawing has been done by Grade 9 student Gawon Lee, a South Korean attending the middle school in Wroclaw International, Poland.

Misun J. Thompson, the schools Art teacher, helped to organise the Peace Quilt Competition that involved Grades 1 to 10. The school had 10 class winners and one overall winner.

Gawon’s message reads: “We all want Peace because Peace will make everyone enjoy the happy world.”

“It was a fun and enjoyable experience.”  said Misun J. Thompson.

Thank you all for this wonderful drawing of Peace.

Polish Flag Meaning:
The colours of the Polish flag are based on the colours of the national coat of arms which is a white eagle on a red shield and dates back to 13th century. The red symbolises the blood shed in the country’s fight for independence and the white symbolises peace.

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AUSTRIA, St. Gilgen International

2 Feb

Representing Austria we have this beautiful drawing created by Maryia Fursina of Grade 8. Thank you to Kirsty Lamont the Art teacher from St. Gilgen`s School for organising the project in the school and choosing the drawing to represent Austria.

Maryia’s message: “We all wish for Peace because we are all one big family.”

“This was such a fantastic project, and we have had a lot of fun making the peace posters.”  Kirsty Lamont.

Thank you all so much.

Austrian Flag Meaning:
Legend has it that Duke Leopold V. of Austria (1157-1194) was involved in a battle during the Crusades, and after the fight his white battledress was soaked in blood. When he removed his belt, though, the cloth underneath was still white. That very sight is said to have inspired the red, white and red stripes on the Austrian flag.

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