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VIDEO, PHOTOS: Massive human rights mosaic created by Winnipeg kids

WINNIPEG – The last tiles were put in place Thursday afternoon on a 15,000-piece artwork created by thousands of schoolchildren at Investors Group Field.

Timelapse videos created by Pembina Trails School Division shows students and staff placing their eight-by-ten-centimetre artworks on the Winnipeg stadium’s field in the shape of the universal logo for human rights. Each artwork symbolizes one of the rights of the child under the 54-article United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Canada ratified in 1991.

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WATCH: Four timelapse videos show thousands of children building enormous mosaic in Winnipeg.

The two-day assembly of the massive mosaic was the culmination of two years of work on the project started by Pembina Trails art consultant Cameron Cross.

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WATCH: Participants talk about the work that went into creating the Pembina Trails Human Rights Project.

Every student and staff member in the school division created and placed a tile in the installation. Creation of the artwork included lessons on human rights and children’s rights.

“We don’t think this has ever been tried before,” Cross said about the project.

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READ MORE: Students begin to create huge human rights artwork at Winnipeg stadium

The public was invited to view the art on Thursday afternoon. It is being removed from the field Friday and each artwork will be returned to the child who created it. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will also display 99 selected artworks, some from each school involved, on June 6 and 7.

PHOTOS: Children build huge mosaic at Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field

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Sam Ferguson, Amari Dion Hart (centre) and Fabheiha Baig hold their artwork before placing their tiles in the huge mosaic at Investors Group Field. Holly Alexandruk / Global News
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The first tiles are placed in the huge Pembina Trails Human Rights Project at Investors Group Field on Wednesday. Pembina Trails School Division / Twitter
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The mosaic of students' artwork begins to take shape at Investors Group Field on Wednesday. Pembina Trails School Division / Twitter
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A closeup shows the detail of students' depictions of the rights of the child. Pembina Trails School Division / Twitter
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Each students chose an article from the Convention on the Rights of the Child and portrayed it in their artwork. Pembina Trails School Division / Twitter
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Students add their artwork as the huge mosaic nears completion on Thursday. Pembina Trails School Division / Twitter
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The Pembina Trails Human Rights Project is complete on Thursday afternoon at Investors Group Field. Pembina Trails School Division / Twitter

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