About the GIANT banner

Making the GIANT banner:

  1. We created a mosaic of the drawings
  2. We printed it in 5 sections TWICE at UniPrint thanks to major sponsor Dattner Group!
  3. My husband sewed the panels together to create two banners  – it took him 10 hours each time.
  4. Watch how it was made !


More about the GIANT banner:

  • The banner includes all 2,629 drawings from 33 nations and 213 schools!
  • It is HUGE – 7 metres long by 4.25 metres wide.  Taller than a 2 story house.
  • It has 4 handles along the top (one on each end and one equidistant) and 3 along the bottom, plus 4 equally spaced along each side.
  • The banner is printed on water resistant light weight fabric.  It weighs ~7 kg.
  • As you would expect, it catches the wind very easily!

  • It is fun to play with!  You can play the ‘parachute game’ (Up. Down. Up, Down.  Up.  Down.  Up.  Let go – run underneath!)

  • You can also march with it, as we have done at the following climate strikes in Perth, Australia.

THE BANNER IS TOURING AUSTRALIA!

So far, the banner has been to Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, NSW and Victoria!  Next stops:

  • Dec 2022 – Lathlain Primary School (WA), Kings Park Botanical Gardens (WA);
  • Jan 2023 – Kalkie Primary School (QLD)!
  • First term 2023 – Great Penguin Walk (VIC) + schools in NSW and Victoria

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

QUEENSLAND

 

 

TASMANIA:

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

    • Working on getting the giant banner to visit Blackwood Primary School in Adelaide (see their 78 entries) in 2023

VICTORIA:

    • The giant banner has been invited to visit the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island in Victoria! How wonderful and appropriate to bring the banner to the largest colony in the world of the world’s smallest penguin species – the fairy penguin, otherwise known as the ‘little penguin’ or the ‘blue penguin’)!! Learn more about them HERE.
    • Bambou Early Learning Centre – Nov 2022.  WATCH THE VIDEO.

NEW SOUTH WALES:

THE BANNER IS TOURING THE WORLD!

EGYPT

The video below (https://youtu.be/Gu9kZ5-crds) of the GIANT banner with kids around the world was shown at the United Nations climate meeting (COP27) that just concluded in Egypt! It was shown as part of the Global Stocktake – a formal process that tracks global climate action against the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. 100+ negotiators and others saw it!!!! After COP, it will be published as part of the official proceedings.

ANTARCTICA

UK (SCOTLAND)

  • The banner travelled to Glasgow, UK for the United Nations COP26 climate meeting. It was presented at an event Tues 9 Nov along with a video about its travels!!  WATCH THE VIDEO.  It was also on display in the ‘Green Zone’ at COP26 for the rest of that week.

SINGAPORE

MALAYSIA

 

GERMANY

MADAGASCAR

  • Long term plan – at the rainforest walkway being built in Ranomafana, Madagascar led by author, scientist & arbonaut Meg Lowman!!