Watch NBC 5 this afternoon/evening. They will be doing a story on our origami project. They are not sure when it will air 4PM, 5PM, or 6PM.
Students from Harmony Jr. High in Big Sandy, TX, found some of our origami and have created their own in response. Students were excited to have a mysterious package delivered during 7th period. The class opened it together and we found that it was filled with origami boxes!
These were made by art students in Big Sandy, TX, and on the inside were two pieces of origami, one made by the students of the other school and the other was our origami returned to us. Each box was addressed to one of our students, the creator of the origami sent out on balloons. There was also a note included.
Our Balloon release is scheduled for 3:45 P.M. on Dec. 7th, 2011, at Cockrill Middle School in McKinney, TX, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Located in McKinney, TX, art students from Cockrill Middle School are releasing almost 500 helium filled balloons with pieces of personally made origami attached. Each paper artwork is covered with a design made by an art student. Folded inside of the origami is a haiku poem written by a student on one of two following topics chosen by classes collectively; what we are thankful for and our dreams. Pieces about dreams will be attached to white balloons and those about thankfulness to red ones (the colors of the Japanese flag). Each piece is unique with an identification number and a scannable QR code. As the balloons drift away from the school into the unknown they will eventually land and some will hopefully be found. In seeing the QR code on this paper artwork that fell from the sky, it is our hope that curiosity will nudge finders to scan them with their phones. This will lead them to this site where they can learn about the project and report back to students about where they found their origami and their thoughts about the artwork.