Over the last few days, I have been so impressed with the work you have created that has been inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki and her ferocious battle with leukaemia. You have written moving diary entries and tear-jerking letters to Sadako’s friends. Most impressively, you have written a letter to the President of the United Nations asking for a picture of Sadako to be placed in the assembly hall of this great institution, to remind World leaders of their responsibility, not to mention the true cost of war.
Tomorrow I am going to show you some carefully chosen clips of the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima on 6th August, 1945. You will need to write to our Prime minister to give you point of view: should money be spent on updating the UK’s nuclear arsenal or should this precious money be invested on other things? Blog your thoughts. You will use these as you write over the next day or two.