MORE than 500 families attended an event to see a massive collage in the shape of Bahrain, comprising more than 2,100 paintings by children. It was unveiled at Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park, Hidd, yesterday featuring drawings depicting Bahrain and Arab culture by schoolchildren aged five to 15. The plan is to submit it to the Guinness World Records for being the largest map created with children's art.
Schools across the country took part in the project, which was spearheaded by youth organisation AIESEC Bahrain.
The Colours of Bahrain initiative aims to engage young people in a project to improve the image of the country through art and culture and is the brainchild of AIESEC member John Ciro, who came here from Columbia last October.
A short film was also shown at the unveiling event depicting the journey of a man as he discovers what Bahrain has to offer.
The organisers hope to present the film to audiences around the world.
The giant collage will remain on display until today.