LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The students at Cloverdale Aerospace Technology Conversion Charter Middle School in Little Rock created a 1,000-piece paper crane art installation.
Teachers and students collected scrap paper and used the project to stress the importance of recycling unwanted materials. Jordan Wolf, Art Instructor at Coverdale, said that in all, the students actually created roughly 2,000 paper cranes.
"We talked about the geometry and origami identifying polygons and triangles certain types of shapes," he explained.
The 1,000 paper crane project included elements of, math, art, and literacy as students read the story of Sadako and the 1,000 Paper Cranes.
The story focuses on a young Japanese girl who is diagnosed with leukemia. In the hope of getting the gods to grant her wish and make her healthy again, Sadako begins folding paper cranes. Japanese legend has it that 1,000 paper cranes are a symbol for hope and good luck.