The `School Day of Non-violence and Peace' 30th January is the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi.
At school this week 5th graders and Infants Year 2 have been working on the project `1000 Cranes for Peace'.
Sadako Sasaki was a 12-year-old Japanese girl who died of leukemia, a victim of radiation from the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
An ancient Japanese legend says that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish, so Sadako folded the cranes hoping she would recover and one day run again. But she died on October 25, 1955. She never gave up, folding the cranes until her last day, inspiring her friends and classmates.
Nowadays the 1,000 cranes represent a universal call to world peace.