Panasonic "Kids School" Global Awards Ceremony 2013
Ceremony to welcome the winners of the Panasonic Kids School “Kid Witness News” and “Eco Picture Diary” awards for young students. This is the third international award ceremony organized by Panasonic in the framework of the partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre aiming to teach young people about the importance of their cultural heritage. The first one was held in Paris in February 2012 and the second one in Kyoto in November 2012. For the 2013 edition, 300,000 children have participated from 47 countries and regions. During the ceremony, 28 students from 11 countries will be rewarded.
Developed by Panasonic for primary school children between the ages of 7 and 11, the “kids school – eco learning” education program gives pupils the opportunity to learn about climate change and protecting our planet in an easy-to-understand and playful way. Within the framework of the agreement signed on 17 May 2011, and renewed in 2013, Panasonic is now implementing this project in World Heritage sites in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre. School classes are gathered at the premises of a site where heritage and ecological behaviour are discussed. One of the activities of the program is to fill an “eco picture diary” where children write down and draw the activities they have done during the day and how they propose to contribute to protect their environment. With this diary, the children take part in a contest where the best illustrations are rewarded on the occasion of a ceremony.