Event Report: Peaceful Town Art Competition at Belleisle Conservatory in South Ayreshire
March 12, 2019
On 26th February 2019, Consul General Takaoka attended the Peaceful Town Art Competition at Belleisle Conservatory supported by South Ayreshire Provost Helen Moonie. After an introduction from the Provost, the Consul General gave a short speech and expressed his gratitude for all those involved in the project. It was a pleasure to see so many young people inspired by the principle of Global peace to create such beautiful works of art under the theme of “Peace”.
Pupils and students in South Ayreshire took part in an illustration competition. The best two paintings will travel with the Ayreshire Fiddle orchestra this summer and will be presented to the Mayor of Hiroshima City.
In June 2018, the tree seeds from a Gingko tree which survived the A-bomb in Hiroshima 74 years ago, were gifted by the Mayor of Hiroshima. Those seeds have now grown into young trees and will continue to serve as a symbol of peace and ongoing friendship between Japan and Scotland.