Visiting Author Inspiration
In celebration of World Book Day and to link to our visiting author, Kerry Drewery's latest novel, The Last Paper Crane, pupils in Years 6-8 got creative in their English lessons last week with the Japanese art forms of the haiku and origami.
The Last Paper Crane tells the story of a Hiroshima survivor and the ways in which the events of that day in 1945 haunt him, even in his old age. The pupils learnt about the symbolism of the paper crane, after reading an extract from the book and watching another survivor's story.
The made their own paper cranes and decorated them with their own haiku poems about some of the lessons we might learn from the Hiroshima bomb, or how this event might have affected those involved.
The paper cranes are now looking lovely in Mrs Bonner-Mackenzie's classroom window!