09 Nov The Art of Global Citizenship
At Woodstock, this is what embodies global citizenship: “A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world and has the disposition to transcend cultural, religious, and socio-economic difference in pursuit of the common good. Global citizens understand the only concept of ‘we’ that matters is the one that includes everyone. Global citizens see themselves as agents of change in the world and are determined to work with others to make the world a more peaceful, just and sustainable place for all of us.”
It’s a concept that runs through everything we do at Woodstock, but as something that’s part of each individual, how can you bring it life visually? It’s a challenge our Grade 6 art class have taken on as they paint a giant banner to colourfully illustrate global citizenship in the Quad School building. Working with New Delhi based visual artist and storyteller Samita Chatterjee, AKA Samsam, Miss Genevieve’s class worked together to design and paint the artwork, which depicts them working together to build bridges internationally and fight environmental destruction.