Banksia 4 Mrs Twist
This term all of Banksia read the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes as a novel study. Mrs Williams was a superstar and organised a joint origami project to fold over a thousand paper cranes which are on display in the library.
Her strength has left her
She is afraid of dying
She never was 12.
Kenji knew it all
He had accepted his fate
The Gods just gave up
Sadako is like a whirlwind
Sadako supports Kenji
Cranes patterned all around
Ruby – I thought Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes was a very sad and emotional story. I thought it was so nice that people gave her beautiful paper so she could make paper cranes.
Anna – I thought that it was really sad, but majestically told in a way that made it beautiful. Most aspects of it were good but some bits made me feel a lot of pity.
Nitya- It is an inspiring book that tells us to always keep trying and to achieve your goals.
Annabelle - It was very interesting. I felt sorry for Sadako because she tried so hard, had hope and spirt so she wouldn’t die.
Cate – I felt very sad for Sadako. It made me imagine what Sadako felt.
Josiah – Sadako is remembered at Peace Day. She built hope. I felt sad for her.
Mrs Twist, Mrs Sumastra and Mr Tisdale
Banksia Four and Banksia Six