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February 19, 2024

GIIS Tokyo Showcasing Creative Talent

On February 16, 2024, GIIS Tokyo buzzed with excitement as students, teachers, and parents came together for a vibrant Art Exhibition, showcasing the incredible creativity and talent within our school community. The event wasn't just about art; it was a celebration of dedication, hard work, and the collaborative spirit that defines our school.

At GIIS Tokyo, we believe in the importance of co-curricular activities (CCA) like Art & Craft, recognizing them as essential aspects of a well-rounded education. In the weeks leading up to the exhibition, students poured their hearts into their artwork during CCA classes, guided by our dedicated instructors. Their efforts culminated in a breathtaking display of artistic expression that truly captured the essence of our theme, "Nature and Environment."

For three weeks, our students immersed themselves in their creations, each piece offering a unique perspective on the world around us. The deadline of February 5, 2024, spurred them on to explore new techniques and push the boundaries of their creativity.

Choosing which artworks to showcase was no easy feat. Initially, we planned to feature the top 12 pieces, but the sheer quality and competitiveness of the entries compelled us to extend that number to 18. It was a testament to the incredible talent and dedication of our students.

But the exhibition was about more than just showcasing talent; it was an opportunity to make a difference. Nine artworks were sold successfully, raising ¥6700 in proceeds. We're proud to announce that every yen will be donated to 'Second Harvest Japan,' supporting their vital work in combating food insecurity.

None of this would have been possible without the tireless efforts of our teachers, whose guidance and support were instrumental in nurturing the creative spark within our students. Special mention must be made of our Art teacher, Ms. Smita Kumari, whose passion and dedication played a pivotal role in bringing the exhibition to life.

The Art Exhibition was just one part of our CCA Open Day, where we also celebrated music, instruments, and dance. It was a day filled with joy, laughter, and a shared appreciation for the arts. Together, we created memories that will last a lifetime and fostered a sense of community that extends far beyond the walls of our school.

As we reflect on the success of this year's exhibition, we're filled with gratitude for everyone who contributed to its success – students, teachers, parents, and volunteers alike. It's through collaborative efforts like these that we inspire creativity, nurture talent, and enrich the lives of all within our school community.

Looking ahead, we're excited about the future of our Art program and remain committed to providing our students with opportunities for artistic expression and growth. With the continued support of the school administration and the unwavering enthusiasm of our students, we're confident that the arts will continue to flourish at GIIS Tokyo.

So here's to the artists, the teachers, and everyone who helped make the GIIS Tokyo Art Exhibition a resounding success. Together, let's continue to celebrate creativity, inspire imagination, and shape a future where the arts thrive and enrich the lives of all.

GIIS Tokyo Communications

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