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Sadako’s Cranes for Peace

Posted by on June 9, 2015

Year six have been looking at the story “Sadako’s Cranes for Peace” – it is an emotional story…

Year six:
– What are your thoughts and opinions on it?
– How does it make you feel when you read it, why?
– What have you learnt from the story?
– What is Sadako’s dent in the universe?
– How do you feel about Sadako’s dent in the universe?
– Would you recommend this story to anyone else, why?
– Should Sadako be more well known, why?

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15 Responses to Sadako’s Cranes for Peace

  1. CED

    My thoughts for Sadako’s cranes and peace:
    What are your thoughts and opinions on it ?
    Answer: I think that story is quite moving but also heartwarming because before Sadako died she was determined to do something that she wanted to succeed in (making the most cranes in the world).
    How does it make you feel, why?
    Answer: It makes me feel greatful because I’m very lucky that that has not happened to me. Also it makes me feel sad because she died at such a young age.
    What have you learnt from the story?
    Answer: I have learnt that in any sort of emergency you must be careful and be wary of your surroundings.
    What is Sadako’s dent in the universe?
    Eventhough she was dieing, she still didn’t give up on something she was determined to do.
    How do you feel about Sadako’s dent in the universe?
    Answer: I feel inspired because it takes a lot of courage to stick to something even when you are having a tough time trying to deal with something so devastating.
    Would recommend this story to anyone else,why?
    Answer: I would recommend this story to another person to inspire them to do something that courageous and inspirational and also to be more wary even when you think you are safe.
    Should Sadako’s be more well known, why?
    Answer: Yes because this can tech a lot of people that if there is something that you want to achieve you should try your best to achieve it no matter how hard it is.

  2. chopper

    yesterday we told the story of a young girl called Sadako and we did a rolling theatre in different groups as parts of her life. I think that we did very well with it and it also tells us the information about her while having fun. my group was the part of her life were she was in the hospital being told that she had leukaemia and was told that she was going to die. because of this story I feel like my work can now improve because of this triadic story. Also the music helped us to come in at the time the we had to.

  3. migitmanJM

    yesterday we did rolling theatre and we were practicing of sadakos story we had to do drama to explain the story. while we were doing the drama there was music witch counted us in so the teacher does not have to count us in. I would rather have the music because it is easier and it gives us more concentration while doing the drama. Before we did the rolling theatre the teacher read the story to us so we could know the key information. Also we had to see what our feelings are so my feelings are that is was upsetting to read it and take in. this took place in the enchanted kingdom.

  4. Aliona

    This story is a very sad story. I feel sad because all his friends think and familis ingroziti. De the story was sad and I learned that it must be careful with health ta. Povestea it can happen to anyone I recommend people to take very good care of their health as pericol. A they put in was very sad when friends and parents were desperate cries.

  5. R.R and R.S

    We all think that she should be more known because she made 1000 cranes not to wish for her life but she wished for peace.
    We would recommend it to the people who have a strong heart and the people who care about peace. Also it is very sad because she dies.

    WWW

    Although it was a bit sad, our acting was the key to the door of the miraculous writing. It felt powerful and touching at the same time. You may feel as if your heart has shattered into a million pieces.

  6. chopper

    this week we did the story and we were in groups for the different parts of her life and then we did a rolling theatre for a drama technique. I now think that because of this story my work will now improve.

  7. T.C/T.P

    I think that is a very interesting piece of history but is sad that she died of cancer. People should read this story because she is a special person to japan . As she was writing letters every day to people and making origami’s.
    I have learnt that you should never give up and that you should keep trying even if there’s something wrong with you.
    I would strongly recommend that every one that hasn’t read this piece of writing should read this because it can teach a lesson to all.

  8. KW

    Yesterday, during literacy, we were re-enacting the story of Sadako. I felt that the Roll In Theatre – the re-enactment of Sadako – helped us with this topic a lot and it was also very entertaining for me and the WHOLE class! Because World War II had occurred and was now over, Sadako felt the need to respect the soldiers with World Peace Day for the citizens of Hirushima to remember them as bold soldiers. Unfortunately for town, after a bomb had hit the area, many people had become very ill and the almost all of the town was wiped out… Sadako was lucky and escaped the illnesses clutches and therefore she was very brave of that; she was an extremely strong hearted 2 year old who knew how to respect the peoples warriors. When the bomb hit, the girl had stayed very calm and desperately escaped. Because of this, Sadako was diagnosed with Leukaemia and was dedicated to making a thousand cranes to get a wish ; not for herself but for peace While this event was happening, she had to give the town hope and love… If she hadn’t done this, that statue wouldn’t be there today and no one would remember the gallant warrior who had the deadly disease. I feel that Sadako will always be in our hearts for her audacious behaviour…

  9. Alicia

    Sadako’s Cranes for Peace

    This is an extremely emotional story about a young girl that unfortunately died due to an atomic bomb being detonated in Japan.
    During the rolling theatre yesterday, our small groups created scenes of the story (Sakako’s Cranes for Peace). When we made the sorrowful scenes, our groups had to think about a ‘digital clip’ which is a freeze frame to start the children in the action. After this, there was an action part where characters performed their act; this included narratives, dialogue and performances.
    Unlike ordinary acts, where the teacher asks each group to perform their piece one at a time, Mrs Hughes decided to put some music on – this made a huge impact on our work. The music ensured that we were on task and into the story.
    As Churchill finished the activity, the adults told us to ‘name the space’ between the characters, then write that certain word on a love heart. My group, which consists on Lucy, Paris, Ellie and I, thought of the word: dedication. Our scene was the ending and the friends of Sadako make a statue of her to make a difference to life. We felt that the friends are dedicated to the statue and Sadako. Therefore, they show true dedication!
    Due to the drama being quite interesting, I think that it will help our writing. Furthermore, the book itself is a text with a deep meaning for us to understand.

  10. d.t and k.g

    What are your first opinions of the story of Sadako?

    Several people deem it ‘sad’ but ‘imperative’ that people know about this tragic story. Since it talks about serious problems, we can understand why people can dislike this horrific story that took place in Hiroshima. As the story moves on, it continues to raise more questions.

    What have you learnt from this story?
    From this story we’ve learnt to be devoted to our decisions. Sadako (who had leukemia) was ‘devoted’ to make one-thousand cranes to make a wish: end her disease to solve world peace. With every fold she wished for peace. Because her friends were standing by her side, we have also learnt to be supportive of friends.

  11. KW

    Yesterday, during literacy, we were re-enacting the story of Sadako. I felt that the Roll In Theatre – the re-enactment of Sadako – helped us with this topic a lot and it was also very entertaining for me and the WHOLE class! Because World War II had occurred and was now over, Sadako felt the need to respect the soldiers with World Peace Day for the citizens of Hirushima to remember them as bold soldiers.
    Unfortunately for town, after a bomb had hit the area, many people had become very ill and the almost all of the town was wiped out… Sadako was lucky and escaped the illnesses clutches and therefore she was very brave of that; she was an extremely strong hearted 2 year old who knew how to respect the peoples warriors. When the bomb hit, the girl had stayed very calm and desperately escaped.
    Because of this, Sadako was diagnosed with Leukaemia and was dedicated to making a thousand cranes to get a wish ; not for herself but for peace While this event was happening, she had to give the town hope and love… If she hadn’t done this, that statue wouldn’t be there today and no one would remember the gallant warrior who had the deadly disease. I feel that Sadako will always be in our hearts for her audacious behaviour…

  12. W.P and L.T

    I think that this statue has a good meaning of its place in Japan because it was put there to resemble all the adults and children who died when the bomb hit and when they died of cancer. As lot of people died that day and a little amount of years after the bombing. Due to this all the people who are in japan have special day that lets them remember everyone who died that terrible day. It makes me feel sorry because the bomb killed lots of people which are just like us as well. It didn’t just kill hundreds it also killed a very special person Sadako which made cranes just to make peace. Williams says: Sadako should be well known because she wrote letters to all the presidents everywhere and told them what their decision to blow up Japan.
    Luke says: I Sadako should be well known because she wrote letters to the government and everything.

  13. ck

    Yesterday In literacy we did rolling theatre with Mrs Hughes ,I thought that it was actually really fun. When we did rolling theatre we had to play a roll from the story Sadako’s peace. In this story it is all about a girl when she was two years old an amtomic bomb fell In her there village. Ten years later she was diagnosed with Leukaemia. On day her friend huriko came and told her that if you make 1000 cranes you will get a wish.

  14. j.s.p.r

    When I heard this story for the first time I thought that Sadako was very courageous with the letters and the paper cranes (she made 644)
    When we read the story we practically sensed that she wasn’t a selfish child – since she wasn’t going to spend the wish on herself we knew that she was going to spend it on world peace or at least anybody who had the same illness to get better or even stop those illnesses from happening.
    Sadako’s dent or difference in the world was that she still had hope in making the world a better place by trying to make 1000 cranes sadly she only made 644.
    We felt glad that she still had hope and how she was a multitasker as she wrote letters about peace to her friends and family and she tried to make 1000 cranes whilst she was seriously ill. And how her influence was calm and responsible and because of that her story spread out throughout the world.
    From Jack and Paris

  15. courtney and tilli

    How did the music help?
    The music set the scene of the characters and emotions of the characters. The music flowed as each group read their piece of writing to the class. It was a great thing to add to our drama and helped the emotions spread.
    How did you feel during the lesson?
    I felt very emotional because the freeze frame really made you think about what her friends were thinking and picturing her suffering in hospital. Whilst we were acting I felt so inspired because she was determined to get all of the cranes done even though she knew that she was going to die.

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