Four rivers in the United Kingdom were chosen as the subjects for the second year of the Rivers of the World project of the British Council and the Mayor’s Thames Festival, in partnership with the Department of Education in Marikina. This 2016, the British Council tapped six local artists from the group Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang I.N.K) to facilitate some 120 students from the public elementary and secondary schools into understanding the geographical and cultural importance of these rivers.
The students were introduced to the rivers Derwent, Slea, Witham and Trent, working on the illustration of the rivers with six guiding themes. Last (inclusive dates), the artworks of the students from Marikina were exhibited at the (locations).
The Rivers of the World programme has been running since 2006, under the auspices of the British Council and the Thames Festival Trust partnership. In 2015, the Philippines was selected to participate for the first time, with six public elementary and secondary school in Marikina chosen participating. Last year, John Atienza of the Design Centre of the Philippines conducted the art workshops to the students of Concepcion Elementary and High School; Industrial Valley Elementary School; Malanday Elementary and High School and Nangka National High School.