Duncan Cran 1000 Origami Crane Project
This year our students are participating in a 1000 crane project. This is a project about sharing the message of hope and peace.
The story behind the cranes: There is a book written about a girl called Sadako Sasaki and the 1000 Paper Cranes. Sadako was a young girl in Japan when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. In the book she is remembered as trying to fold a thousand paper cranes before her death from leukemia.
During the month of November students learned about the sacrifice of others for a world of hope and peace. Students learned about Canadian Veterans, Hiroshima, Pearl Harbour and the message of peace as told in the story of Sadako.
Our school project is dedicated to sending a message of peace and hope to our community. Students are learning how to fold origami cranes. Our goal is to fold 1000 cranes. The cranes are then sewn together in strands. Each strand holds 50 cranes.
When our project is complete we will be presenting strands of cranes to various community groups in Fort St John. Some places we will be presenting to include the care home, fire department, police station,m hospital, the legion etc.
Our project is a school project in that we are working together to make 1000 cranes. Our project is a community project because we will be presenting the cranes to those that help others. We intend to share the message of hope and peace as symbolized by the cranes.
We would like our project to be a global project. We would love for students from another town, city, province, or country make a set of cranes to become a part of our 1000 cranes.
If you would like to make cranes for our school project please send your cranes to: Duncan Cran Elementary School District 60 8130 89 Avenue, Fort St John, British Columbia, Canada. V1J 5S5
Attention: 1000 Cranes of Hope Project.