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MFL - Cranes for Peace

Students have made ‘Peace cranes’ as part of an art exhibition to go on display at Prince Bishops Place, Durham. The event ran by the MFL department was a resounding success with many fascinating and moving origami pieces created.

Students made many cranes and each one was adorned with a message of peace or hope written on its wings.

Why paper cranes?

In 1955, Sadako Sasaki, a twelve year old Japanese girl died of the effects of radiation caused by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. During her illness, she set herself a target of creating 1000 paper origami cranes; which have become known as a symbol of peace.


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