Students of Caleb international school, Lagos who entered for the Global Canvas 2020 Children’s Art Competition have been shortlisted as a competition finalist and as such can exhibit their entry at the Natural History Museum, London, on March 12th 2020.
The Global Canvas Children’s Art Competition is the brain child of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) created to inspire students across the world to contribute their quota to improving and advancing the course of man through art. This 2020 edition had the children work on displays of endangered wildlife for the competition. According to Jo Elphick, the Education Manager at DSWF, in his letter of congratulations to the school, “Once again this year, the standard of entries was very high, making judging which entries would make it through to the final a really difficult job. We could see just how much thought, effort and time the children had put into their display.”
The school’s entry is a 3D recycled work of art titled Endangered Species under Water and Plastic Pollution. The students who worked on this project were from different classes and exhibited the 21st century skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
In addition to exhibiting their entry at the Natural History Museum, London our students are also scheduled to visit the following: Royal Academy of Arts, London; Tate Modern, London; British Museum, London; and Cartoon Museum, London.
The students are expected to depart Nigeria on Saturday, 7th March, 2020 and depart Lomdon: Saturday 14th March, 2020.
In view of the above, management has called on students who are interested in being part of the London exhibition to contact the school for terms and conditions. The closing date for indication to be part of this exhibition trip is Monday 10th February, 2020.