St. Lawrence High School (SLHS), Kolkata, India, in association with its alumni, St. Lawrence Old Boys’ Association (SLOBA) will be organising a DRAWING & PAINTING Competition titled ‘Expression 2017’ on Friday, 23 June 2017.  All Jesuit schools worldwide are invited to participate!



The theme for the competition is ‘Olympic Games and Peace’.  At a young age children need to be encouraged to participate in games and sports thus enabling them to become beacons of CHANGE in our society. A sound mind in a sound body ought to bring about change in attitude for a more peaceful coexistence in our world. The intention is to nurture children through this medium to grow into responsible citizens.

To initiate this process, we need to tap into a child’s thoughts in respect of the theme “Peace through Sports”. Thus, the idea was conceived to hold a Drawing Competition as means to harness children’s creativity and perception of this theme through illustrations and sketches.  From this vantage point one can proceed with mentoring and finding ways by which we can move forward in this noble cause of bringing Peace to our world through art inspired by sport.  If we succeed in covering adequate ground with this event we can find newer avenues to promote and encourage children in the future. The Jesuit network is a stepping stone by which many more children can be propelled towards becoming ‘ambassadors’ of Peace!

How to participate? The competition has 3 simple steps.

1. Give your students 1h30mins to paint a picture on the Theme ‘Olympic Games and Peace’.
2. Scan or photograph these paintings and submit to before June 21st.
3. Winners will be announced on Educate Magis at the end of June 2017

Rules and Regulations. See below for more details:

Category ‘A’ – St. Lawrence High School

Category ‘B’ – All Jesuit Schools Worldwide

We value the support received from the Ambassador to Greece in India,  The Olympic Museum (IOC, Lausanne),  The Olympic Studies Centre (IOC, Lausanne), Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Committee, Sport and Dev., The International Olympic Truce Centre, Truce Foundation of the U.S.A,  Art of the Olympians, Seattle University, Educate Magis,  International Hockey Federation (F.I.H), Hockey India, Bengal Hockey Association and our very own Dr. Shashi Tharoor (former Under Secretary General at United Nations).  Peace and Sport (Monaco), is also partnering us for ‘Expression 2017’.

Mr Roald Bradstock, an Olympian and artist par excellence, better known as the ‘Olympic Picasso’, is the Event Ambassador for ‘Expression 2017’.

Please contact us at  for any further information or suggestions in this regard.

WeStandTogether: A symbolic gesture in support of IDSDP

St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata, India with their alumni St. Lawrence Old Boys’ Association (SLOBA) will be celebrating International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on 6 April 2017 at 9:40am on St. Lawrence High School ground.

About 2,000 school children plan to hold white cards and a placard of “#WePlayTogether” on the school ground and will be photographed together as a symbolic gesture in support of IDSDP.

Children at a very young age need to be introduced to how sports can benefit our society and help peaceful coexistence, and people from an early age should understand the value of fair competition in sports as a means to form responsible citizens.

On 23 June this year the school plans in association with SLOBA to host a drawing competition “Expression 2017” to celebrate Olympic Day, with the theme ”Olympic Games and Peace”. The logo for “Expression 2017” will be revealed during 6 April celebrations.

“Expression 2017” received support from the ambassador of Greece in India, Peace and Sport (Monaco), Olympic Museum(Lausanne),, The International Olympic Truce Centre, Truce Foundation of USA, Art of the Olympians, Seattle University, Educate Magis, Bengal Hockey Association and Dr. Shashi Tharoor (former under-secretary general at United Nations).

“Expression 2017” will have participants from the school as well as Jesuit schools worldwide. St. Lawrence High School has school has around 2,300 students and there are around 779,940 students in Jesuit primary and high schools worldwide.

If this competition is a success, then we plan to run a similar and a much bigger competition in December 2017/January 2018 in all schools (including children with intellectual and physical disabilities) in Kolkata and surrounding areas, and use our Jesuit alumni network to get a wider participation.

In continuation of the IDSDP celebration, the school will organise a “Tin and Can” football tournament in the month of May, involving the students, teachers, staff and the alumni. The purpose of the tournament is sport for all, a platform to play together, exhibiting the philosophy of Olympism.

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