IMS sends hope and cranes to Japan

From left, Lily Schapp, Aya Maeda and Fuko Chiba, students at the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, talked about the school project to create 1,000 paper cranes in honor of the victims of the recent disasters in Japan. Photo By Patrick L. Sullivan

LAKEVILLE — Students at the Indian Mountain School have patiently folded 1,000 paper cranes as a gesture of concern and compassion for those injured, displaced and lost in the series of earthquake, tsunami and radiation disasters that struck Japan in March.

The thousand cranes have now been carefully put on display in the school.

The folding of cranes comes from “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,” a 1977 children’s book by Eleanor Coerr about a girl, Sadako Sasaki, who lived through the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 but later developed leukemia.

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