Tuesday, 25 January 2011

International School Day of Peace

Just as every year our school celebrates the International Day of Peace on the 30th January. In this ocassion we want to commemorate Sadako Sasaki´story, a Japanese girl who was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6 , 1945 near her home in Hiroshima , Japan.
Sadako got very ill a few years later. Her best friend encouraged Sadako to fold 1,000 cranes , in reference to the ancient Japanese story that promises that anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish .
At break time , next Wednesday and Thursday , our students will be given the chance to fold their own paper cranes. A few desks will be placed in the main hall of our school and and tuition will be provided for anyone who wants to have a go at it. Some students have already been working on this . That´s why you will see a great display of coloured paper cranes and a picture of Sadako on one of the walls of the school entrance hall. Our AIM is to fold 1,000 cranes and send them to Hiroshima with our deepest wish for PEACE.

Watch this video and learn the story of Sadako. Do you think she managed to fold 1,000 paper cranes ?

One more thing !! White ribbons and a new pocket calendar for 2011 will be distributed among students at break time next Thursday. Hope you enjoy it all !!