The Day of the White Crane
The year 2015 marks an important celebration date for the whole world: the end of World War II seventy years ago. The short holidays of September 3rd and September 4th in China led to the reflection, why we are on holidays? What happened world wide, not only in China, seventy years ago the whole world commemorates this year? The students of the German Primary School met last Wednesday to talk about war and peace and which incidents could lead to war.
Then, they learned about the young Japanese girl Sadako, who got seriously ill after the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima. There is a legend in Japan which says that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that by folding the paper cranes she would get well again. Inspired by this story, the students of GPS folded a lot of paper cranes with a wish on its wings – a personal wish, a wish for the class or a wish for the whole world.
Update from: Ms. Yvonne Duennebier, Class teacher German Klasse 3, German Primary Section Leader