On Thursday, May 5, Japanese Children’s Day, the Junior School held a special service day to honour the people of Japan. Children were prepared during Japanese classes to reflect on the needs in Japan and to think about we can do to assist. The students were involved in making paper cranes and koi fish as a part of the learning this week. A collection of money was taken and will be donated to The Red Cross. The Junior School foyer is colourfully decorated in recognition of the people of Japan.
by Kalsang, Grade 5
As everyone knows, Japan had an earthquake. On May 5, 2011 St. Michaels University School – Junior School is going to have a service day for Japan. We are going to bring donations for Japan and we will be also celebration Japanese Children’s Day that is on May 5th. The Junior School hopes that you can help Japan as much as you can.
by Karmen, Grade 5
The reason for this service day is to help Japan. Everyone brings a toonie to raise money to rebuild Japan. Something we did for Japan is the Grade 5’s folded origami cranes and made over 1000 for Japan so that people can make wishes. The other reason for the service day is for Japanese Children’s Day, a Japanese day which kids all around Japan celebrate by flying the Japanese fish kite for good luck.
by Megan, Grade 5
I think that we worked really hard to make as many paper cranes as we could. In the end, we had made 1109 cranes! The legend in Japan is that if you make 1,000 paper cranes you can make a wish and it will come true. We are having a service day in honour of Japan and we are donating all the money to help Japan. We are also celebrating national children’s day.