Description: This piece depicts the “inevitable” journey of the Syrian refugees from the borders of Syria into other Mediterranean countries due to the ongoing Syrian war as they have no choice. The bare feet are suggestive of how vulnerable they are. The legs of the child amidst all the adults represents the vulnerability of many such children in the face of violence and upheaval. The muslin cloth moulded into the map of the Mediterranean is suggestive of the exhausting struggles of their journey.
Congratulations to our two finalists Sejal and Hannah. A panel of judges, including representatives from UNICEF, will be choosing the winning entries from across our 66 schools which will be exhibited at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Thank you to the Art department for running this competition virtually and to all of the students who submitted entries!
Ms Lauren Binnington
Assistant Head Teacher
Regional UNICEF Lead for South East Asia and the Middle East