Sunday, February 5, 2012

DC Cranes for Peace... IN THE NEWS

The HONG KONG DAILY 10 published a 'newsbite' about Blaise's delivery of the paper cranes to Hiroshima, to follow up their feature earlier last year.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

MORE ABOUT SADAKO and the children's memorial...

We stayed at the World Friendship Centre, and Michiko was our guide at the Park. She told us that she had met Sadako's father. Sadako actually made more than 1300 cranes, and when her friends asked if they could help, she always declined. Sadako's father told Michiko that is because Sadako was a very determined girl, who never gave up.

This is Blaise registering the senbazuru with Michiko and two guide trainees watching, and of photo of them standing in front of the A-Bomb Dome.


Finally, Blaise delivered the DC CRANES FOR PEACE senbazuru to Hiroshima Peace Park.
Here, you see a photo of Blaise in front of the statue of Sadako, and also placing the three large bundles of cranes amongst all the other senzaburu brought or posted from around the world. We also want to thank the friendly Cathay Pacific flight attendants who liked what we were doing.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Casey and Blaise talked about the DC cranes-for-peace project in an assembly.

"Year Four has made approximately 670 cranes already."
"Year Four are doing this project to snow how lucky we are for not having the whole world in a war like in WW2 when Sadako Sasaki got sick... and then died."

Some class parents are going to set up a table in February in the foyer at drop-offtime, so some secondary students can also  help make some cranes.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Success! DC Cranes for Peace at Fun Day!

The DC Cranes for Peace activity table
was a real success. A big THANK YOU
to all the class parents and other volunteers and teachers, and of course the students and families who made the cranes that will fly to Hiroshima in the spring.