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Hundreds of children from Schouwen in the southwestern Netherlands came together to form the world’s largest living animation ahead of November’s COP26 summit in Glasgow, to demand world leaders take climate action right now.
1,500 students form world’s largest living animation
The largest living animation in the world was recorded on the morning of Friday 10 September, in Zierikzee. Nearly 2000 primary and secondary school pupils from Schouwen, in the southwestern Netherlands, came together for the ‘Act As One‘ campaign to draw attention to the climate crisis.
All children were given a book with different coloured pages, which they had to turn over on command. The animation video was filmed from above, so that the colours changed in one smooth movement to, among other things, a large white heart. "It will be a video clip with music by the Zeeuws Orkest and the Middelburg band PEER," René Bosma of Act as One toldOmroep Zeeland.
"It will be a film with a message, a film in which we show how important it is to take good care of the earth, that we have to get CO2 emissions down, actually to zero and that it is a call to the world to deal with that.”
After the event, the books were distributed between the participating schools to have another life in the crafts departments.