KIZUNA is the Japanese word for “bond”
At the end of last term I read a message posted by another teacher on Twitter about a campaign called “KIZUNA” being organised by UNESCO. You can read about the KIZUNA campaign here.
The KIZUNA campaign is encouraging students from around the world to write a message of hope in a postcard to Japanese students and teachers affected by the tsunami in Japan to let them know that children around the world are thinking of them and that they are not alone. I was overwhelmed to think that 30,000 postcards were needed so each student and teacher affected by the earthquake and tsunami received a postcard.
A BIG thank you to the students from 2TM, 3BP, 3BY, 4E, 5C, 5D 6SC and our Reading Recovery students who all made their own postcards to send to Japan with their messages of friendship and hope. You can see some of their postcards here including Haruna’s postcard that she wrote in Japanese!