Bath pupils' paper birds mark United National International Day of Peace
Children at a Bath primary school have marked the United National International Day of Peace by making 1,000 origami paper cranes.
The youngsters from St Andrew's Primary, in Northampton Street, were set the challenge after hearing the story of a Japanese girl called Sadako who contracted leukaemia from the fallout of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb.
She believed that if she could make 1,000 paper cranes then she could make her wish of world peace come true.
However, she died after only making 600, and now in Japan she is remembered annually when people make their own paper cranes.
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The St Andrew's children were successful in their challenge and assembled all their creations as part of the harvest festival celebrations, which were entitled A Harvest for Peace.
They also brought in food to be donated to the local food bank.
Head teacher Sue East congratulated all the pupils on their hard work and said it had really helped them understand the message of peace.
Mrs East said: "This has been an amazing challenge. The children are very proud of their creations and even the youngest children have been able to use their nimble fingers to make these delicate paper cranes which form a beautiful symbol for peace, realising that by working together even what might seem impossible is achievable."