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Artistic expression comes in many forms and can cross cultures, languages and nationalities. Every year, students from all Globeducate schools in nine countries, across four age groups, from five to 18, are invited to participate in the amazing Globeducate Arts Competition.
It's not surprising that this is such a popular competition with our students because Arts is a key aspect of the Globeducate STEAM Agenda, the A in STEAM, and this competition showcases how our students interpret a theme on their own terms and according to their own interests, values and passions. Schools can, if they choose, share with students that they can link the theme to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as has been done previously.
The competition is all about getting creative and the main objectives are to encourage artistic development among Globeducate students, to discover and share talents of students of different cultures and nationalities, to share creative work across the Globeducate school network of 55+ schools, and to strengthen and celebrate our international identity.
In categories including painting, sculpture and 3D Art, poetry, drawing, creating writing and photography, and - new this year - performing arts - students can work individually or in pairs to create a visualisation of an idea they have about movement. Will it be physical movement of the human body? Migration of species? Water levels raising and polar ice caps melting? The power of water and hydroelectric power, wind turbines or other forms of renewable energy? Or will it be the movement of emotions and the heart coming from human relationships or the impact of war?
The field is completely open for interpretation by our young visual artists - a selection of previous entries by RIS students can be viewed below.
In our schools we see movement all of the time - plans of action, progress, transformation, determination to protect the planet, to foster peaceful and inclusive societies, to explore sustainable transport and global solidarity.
Students have from now until November to work on their creations, at which point all submissions are judged internally in schools and finalist work, one entry per category, per school, is submitted to a panel of judges from Globeducate.
We look forward to seeing this year's entries!