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Birds’ Flight for Peace – Hiroshima Project - 03 August 2018

6 August is recognised as a Day of Peace in Japan. Formal ceremonies are held on this day in Hiroshima every year to remember those who suffered in the atomic bomb attacks at the end of World War II and to reinforce a commitment to work towards a more peaceful world.

 

As a project within our co-curricular Japanese cultural program in Semester 1, students created ‘senbazuru’ (1000 paper cranes) to send to Hiroshima with a message of peace and hope for the future. Many students were involved in the creation of our senbazuru over the course of the semester; however, special thanks go to Zara Walding and Emily Thomas in Year 8, who created 600 paper cranes between them.

 

Our very colourful cranes were sent to the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima in the recent holidays, with the following message, on behalf of the students of Lourdes Hill College:

 

Creator God,
Thank you for the gift of each other, from all cultures and nations.
Let each one of our 1000 cranes be a symbol of hope and peace – a reminder to love our neighbour as ourselves.
Amen

 

Along with our wishes for peace, this year we also send our prayers to families who lost loved ones in the recent Hiroshima prefecture floods.

 

Students who wish to be involved with future Japanese cultural projects are welcome to join us every Tuesday lunchtime in the Japanese room (B21).

 

Renae Davis

Modern Languages Curriculum Leader