As a part of an art project this year, the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Woodland Elementary School made origami cranes.
Their preset goal for this project was to make 1,000 paper cranes. When the project was finished, the cranes were displayed in the art room.
The creation of 1,000 paper cranes has been seen in the Japanese culture as a way to have a wish granted. After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March, several corporations responded to the disaster with offers of aid.
One such company was Osh Kosh B’Gosh. As a part of their tsunami relief effort, the corporation (which is a subsidiary of Carter’s Children’s clothiers) offered one article of clothing for each origami crane that they received.
On April 25th, the 1,000 Woodland Cranes were delivered to the Murfreesboro Osh Kosh store. The manager at the store was overwhelmed and excited by the number of cranes Woodland had made.
The manager was excited that such a vast number of cranes, the largest they received from one group, were made by the students.
Through the efforts of these students, the wishes of a new garment of clothing for each paper crane can be granted to those in need in Japan.