On July 10th, the debriefing session of research study for the students in math and science course was held. Our students made a presentation on their study which they have been working on since this April. Teachers from Ehime Prefectural Education Center and Niihama Industrial College of Technology gave the students advice on how they should make their research a fruitful one, how they could make their presentation effective, and how important it is to refer to previous studies.
Students' Presentation on "Disaster Prevention" and "Local Economy"
On July 4th, students in the first year had Yu-fa-z. 7 groups (one out of each group) had their presentation on "Disaster Prevention" or "Local Economy." Each group did their best and they had an active session of questions and answers.
The following is a student's answer to the task, "Is food in Japan healthy?"
I think that food in Japan is healthy. I have two reasons. First, Japanese food take a lot of nutrition. Second, there are a lot of chemical-free vegetables in Japan. They are safer than others. These are the reasons why I think food in Japan is healthy.
The following are students' answers to the task "What team do you join now? Try to write about it in more detail." "To someone who hasn't joined any teams. What are you interested in? What do you enjoy doing?"
☆I am in the photography club. I usually take pictures of animals and scenery. I like landscape photos. Also, I like taking pictures. We can take pictures with our own cameras. So we can take our favorite pictures. It is very fun for me.
☆I am in the English Speaking Society club. It is a poular club in my high school. There are about thirty people in the club. We usually enjoy studying English. I like to talk with other students in English.
☆I am on the soccer team. I started soccer when I was seven years old. So I have been playing it for nine years. I like to play soccer, because I like sports. I want to try baseball and basketball. But I don't have time to play them.
☆I'm interested in TV programs such as the news, sports, travel, and comedy programs. I enjoyed watching these programs. My hobby is collecting stamps. They are very beautiful. I want to have more hobbies.
The following is a student's story about their GW holiday.
On April 27, I went to see a basketball game with my friends which our seniors took part in. The game was held in Imabari Industrial High School. There were two games on the first day, and on the second day, there was a rivival of the losing teams. Our seniors had 1 win and 1 loss.
On April 28, our school team had the loser revival match with the team from Imabari Kita High School, who lost a match the previous day. We cheered for our team with all our might. Our team lost the game. It meant that they had to retire. I was very sad. But it was good to see the seniors' games. It was good to become a manager of the male basketball team. I love my seniors.
On June 27th, YFU short-term exchange students had a field trip around Saijo Senior High School. They visited Kodomono-kuni, and had a close look at the Danjiri, Mikoshi, and Taikodai, all of which are decorated floats for Saijo Festival held every autumn. Then they visited Saijo's Local Museum and they learned about some of the collection there. They also paid a visit to Suito Market, looked at the local fruits and vegetables and tasted Uchinuki, Saijo's underground spring water.
YFU short-term exchange studetns have arrived from US. They are going to stay in Saijo for about a month and experience high school life with us.
The following is a student's story about their GW in 2019.
I went to Hiuchi Athletic Stadium on May 1st. It's because there was a tournament. I participated in the high jump and the mile relay. It was the first time for me to take part in the mile relay. I was No. 1 in the high jump. We were No.2 in the relay. I was very happy. But as for the high jump, I was a little sad, because I was not able to do my best. I want to do my best in the next tournament, so I will practice hard.
Students in the first year prepared for the presentation on the topics "Disaster Prevention" and "Local Economy" on June 20th, Thursday. They worked in groups in each class. Some of them are going to have a presentation in the gym with a class representative on July 4th.
The following is a student's story about their Golden Week Holiday in 2019.
On May fifth. I went to Matsuyama with my family. I enjoyed talking with them in the car on the way there. Usually my parents are busy. So I thought this time is important. At noon, we arrived at Matsuyama and went shopping. The Gintengai was full of people. There were many foreigners because it was Golden Week. While we were walking, a foreigner tried to talk to us. He asked us something but I was not able to understand him clearly. I said, "I can't speak English, sorry." I want to catch and speak English well. I had a special experience. In the evening, we went to my grandmother's house. We ate tempura there. My grandparents and aunt were fine. I talked about my high school life. My aunt said, "Studying hard is very good. But somethimes take a rest." I said, "Thank you. You too!" I was able to relax and said to myself, "Do your best again! My family's bond deepened today. I had a good time.