Last year, following their participation in the UK-JAPAN Young Scientist Programme, two Sixth Form students organised a series of assemblies, talks and extra-curricular activities about Japanese culture.
One element of this was a two-week House Competition to fold 1,000 paper cranes in the house colours. All pupils in the school folded at least one crane, and a grand total of 1,178 cranes were made.
The cranes were threaded onto cotton in groups of 100 and sent to Japan over the summer, to commemorate the children who died when the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The cranes were posted to the Peace Division of the Mayor's Office in Hiroshima, and hung at the Children’s Peace Memorial.