On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 the theatrical play most commonly known as "The 1,000 Cranes Legend" was performed for Tryon Elementary School students. Here is a brief summary of what the play was about:
In the late 1700s in Japan, one of the first books on origami was published with the title, “How to Fold 1,000 Cranes.” Sadako Sasaki (the main character of the play) also became famous for her own attempt to fold 1,000 cranes in the 1950s. When Sadako was only two years old, she was exposed to radiation from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, in Japan. As she grew up, she developed leukemia. Suffering from the deadly disease, she learned the ancient tradition about the 1,000 paper cranes. Inspired to follow the legend, Sadako folded paper cranes in her hospital bed, praying for world peace. Sadako died when she was only 12, before she could finish 1,000 cranes. As a tribute to Sadako’s life and selfless wishes, her classmates folded the remaining cranes, and Sadako Sasaki was buried with the full 1,000 cranes. Her story stands as an inspiration to all, and a testament to the continued power of the paper crane as a compelling symbol for hope, love, honor, and peace.
Tryon Elementary School new Courtyard, 2013!
Terrific Students make T.E.S. a Great Place to Learn!
Tryon Elementary School Sock Hop, 2013:
Faculty Singing at T.E.S. Traditional Ole Timey Christmas:
Back to School Barbecue Bash!
The winners of Multiplication Candy Bars!