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Weekly Challenge: Senbazuru

a picture of an oragami figure

In Japan, there is a beautiful tradition called Senbazuru, which says that if you fold 1,000 origami cranes your wish will come true. As a result, Senbazuru has become a symbol of hope and healing in challenging times.

To recognize the difficult circumstances we all currently face, the Removes will be performing their own Senbazuru, and fundraising for Age Concern. The cause chosen is especially close to my heart as they have been helping my own grandmother through the challenges of the lockdown by carrying out important roles such as collecting her weekly food shop. Please do learn more about what Age Concern do by visiting their webpage.

The Senbazuru will involve each Remove student creating a series of paper cranes. To reach the 1,000 required each Remove will be aiming to make at least eight cranes. We intend to then join all of these 1,000 cranes together when we return to school, so please do not give them away just yet!

In an effort to support the wonderful Age Concern, we are urging students and parents to take part in the ‘make one and donate one’ effort which would encourage participants to contribute £1 to the charity for every crane made. This is of course merely a suggested donation and I hope that all of my fellow Removes enjoy the creative process of engaging in origami.

Find information on how to make a paper crane and how to donate on the KES Firefly Fundraising page.

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