In commemoration of World Peace Day, the LCT Campus Library hosted a school reading of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Ronald Himler, Eleanor Coerr.
Sadako and the thousand cranes reflect a simple and honest story, and also the most powerful voice of a generation of children heavily influenced by war. Besides Sadako fighting illness, there is also a glimpse of Japan in the difficult post-war period. Rice is not enough to eat, clothes are not enough to wear. But there, there was no resentment or hatred. Because, like the immense love in a family, a country also needs human love to move forward.
The image of a thousand paper cranes represents the beliefs and positive thoughts of the Japanese when sick. And Sadako’s character believes and spends a lot of time folding cranes with a strong hope and will to fight diseases. When Sadako had folded six hundred and forty-four cranes, and they hung above her bed on strings, her classmates folded the rest.
Today there is a memorial in Hiroshima Peace Park dedicated to Sadako. Children come there and leave the paper cranes they make in her honor. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is based on a true story.” (Scholastic)
Throughout the week of September 21, all classes will learn about the effects of conflict and reflect on what peace means to us. We will explore the topic through the writing of poems and making paper cranes in celebration of the International Day of Peace.
Let’s see their poems:
WASS hopes that with practical teaching methods and school events, it will contribute to directing students to a friendly and modern educational environment. Through this, we hope that they will have knowledge and perspectives on issues in society and around the world, directing students’ understanding of the good values and peace of the world.