Grande Riviere Com­bined School loves to Hira Hira

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Stu­dents at Grande Riviere Com­bined School (Gros Islet) got a chance to see the world fa­mous ‘Hira Hira’ art ex­hi­bi­tion last Mon­day.

The ‘Hira Hira’ is a trav­el­ling ex­hi­bi­tion that dis­plays art on t-shirts. Ev­ery year the ex­hi­bi­tion por­trays art: paint­ings and pho­to­graphs, done by ev­ery­day peo­ple. Although the theme of the show changes each year, the medium – t-shirts – re­mains the same.

‘Hira Hira’ got its name from the Ja­panese word for ‘flut­ter’. This is be­cause the dis­played works of art tend to sway and flut­ter in the breeze.

This year the stu­dents were able to see twenty pic­tures and paint­ings from per­sons around the world in the theme of ‘Peo­ple’s Smiles from all over the World’.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was staged with the help of the teach­ers at Grande Riviere Com­bined School and guided by Ms. Sasaki Moriguchi, Ed­u­ca­tion Dis­trict One’s JOCV (Ja­pan Over­seas Co­op­er­a­tion Vol­un­teers) mu­sic vol­un­teer. The ex­hi­bi­tion was also held as part of the JOCV St. Lu­cia 20th an­niver­sary and the JOCV (world­wide) 50th an­niver­sary. The stu­dents also con­trib­uted to the Hira Hira by dis­play­ing art they made with lo­cal ma­te­ri­als painted in a work­shop by JOCV Seiko Na­gira. The sign (see pic­ture) was made by the grade 4 stu­dents of the school.

The trav­el­ling ex­hi­bi­tion will next ap­pear at Vigie beach on Satur­day 20th June.

Stu­dents of the Grande Riviere Com­bined School with

JOCV team mem­bers.

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