Origami Cranes

Thursday 14 April 2016

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The girls in year 11 have been making origami Cranes as part of an RP lesson on the reasons for and consequences of, using Nuclear weapons

In Hiroshima – the site of the dropping of the first Nuclear bomb in 1945, there is a Peace Memorial commemorating a little girl, Sadako Sasaki, who died from Leukemia. She was not injured when the bomb dropped but was one of many who were affected in the long term because of radiation released by the explosion. Following her death, aged 12, her classmates organised a collection to build a monument which now stands in the Peace Park right on the site where the bomb fell. It is a reminder to all who visit of the dreadful, consequences of such weapons.

Following the Japanese legend that if a sick person folds a thousand paper cranes they will get well Sadako folded more than a thousand. Year 11 discovered just how tricky it is to fold one! but they did have fun doing it and their efforts can be observed ‘flying’ in room 43. Congratulations to all the girls for their determined efforts; especially to our boarders who have great skill in the art of Origami, and who demonstrated great patience with those who do not!IMG_20160318_102339