During the early months of the 2014 school year, Year 5 began a very special proejct when they aimed to fold 1,000 paper cranes in memory of a very special young girl, Sadako Sasaki. Sadako died of Leukemia at the age of 12 as a result of a tragic atomic bombings that devastated Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Students discussed peace within our world, remembered tragic events that have passed and collaborated together as a year group until the 1000th paper crane was folded.
This very special journey was made complete only a few weeks ago when our precious 'senzaburu' (flock of 1,000 cranes) along with Year 5's wishes of hope and peace, were delivered to the Children's Memorial Peace Park in Hiroshima. It was a beautiful, sunny yet cold day when the cranes were hung besides hundreds of other senzaburu made by children from all over the world.
The message attached to our cranes was simply a haiku:
When kids are taught love
Hate stops before it begins
This gives us world peace
Our congratulations go to the Year 5 of 2014. We are so proud of you.
|Lynda Lemmon | Year 5L Teacher|