Letters from across the world

Year 5 (2018) students who worked with great determination to create 1,000 paper origami cranes to send to Hiroshima, Japan, late last year have received special thanks.

A thank you letter (below) includes photos of the paper cranes on display at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.


The letter, from the Museum’s Director Mr Shiga, expresses his gratitude:

“Thank you very much for sending the paper cranes and wishing for Peace,” Mr Shiga wrote. “Many paper cranes have been sent to us from over the world throughout the year, and your paper cranes were dedicated to the Statue of Sadako the other day.

“We appreciate your thoughts sharing with Hiroshima and the actions to wish for ever lasting world peace.”

In addition to receiving this special news from Hiroshima, some of our other Year 5 students learning Japanese were very excited to receive written responses from the letters that they sent to students at our sister school the International Owada School in Osaka, Japan, last term.

“The students were really happy to receive a response and were impressed by how much Japanese text they could understand in the letters,” said IGS Japanese Teacher Machiko Ohta.

IGS congratulates students for furthering their connections with individuals and communities across the world.