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Japan Physics Conference Jr. Session

The 17th Japan Physics Conference Jr. Session, which gives junior and senior high school students opportunities to make a presentation about science, was held online on Saturday, March 13th.  Students who worked on two research study about physics took part in the meeting.

The following are the topics of their study: The relation between power and frequency with transformer, and The study on the spiral made with the magnetic stirrer.

Poster Presentation

On February 23rd, students did not have a poster session in order to prevent the infection spread.  Instead, all the posters the students made (1st year and 2nd year) are being displayed on the 2nd floor corridor. 

 

SSH Briefing Meeting of the Research Study

On Wednesday, February 17, Saijo High School had a meeting concerning SSH project.  The students made a presentation on their research study or the online overseas training.

Research Study Presentation (Commercial Course)

Third year students in the commercial course had a presentation meeting about their research study.  Audience, first and second year students in that course, participated in the meeting online.

Yu-fa-zi (Presentation meeting of the pre-research study)

On Monday, February 8th, first year students, representative of each class, had a presentation on their pre-research studynusing the posters.  They used an app, Zoom.  First year students actively participated in the questions and answers session as well.

Ehime Super High School Consotium

On Wednesday, February 3rd, students in the earth science club and first year students in the international literature and science course took part in the Ehime Super High School Consotium.  This event was held online.

Our earth science club members made a presentatio about the research on "ripple mark."  Participants of our school also had the interaction with the students from other school during the questions and answers session.

 

Yu-fa-zi (Pre-research Study)

On Monday, January 25th, first year students made a presentation in class.  They talked about their group research about the topics (e.g. Disaster Prevention, Medicine, Local Economy, and International Affairs) they have learned in Yu-fa-zi.  They had a questions and answers' session after each presentation.  They evaluated their presentation using "rubric."

 

Milti Science 1(Stivnite Group)

On Saturday, January 23rd, second year students of the stibnite group visited the collection room of minerals at Ichinokawa Community Center.

Science Study Conference

The first grade students had a study tour o the United Kingdom every year so far.  This year, however, we adjourned it.  It is because of the expanded infection of COVID-19.  We have prepared various plans instead.   On Friday, January 8th, the studnets had a science study conference online.  They had presentations in English to exchange students and teachers from Kyoto University.  They made a presentation in English for the first time.  Then they seemed to be confused but it was a valuable experience ofor them.  We appreciate those from Kyoto university who helped us.

The following are the topic of our presentations;

・Formation of Vortex made by Magnetic Stirrer
・The Improvement of Magnesium Air Battery -- using Chelation of Mg2+
・Making of Vascular Specimens of Pig Kidney8th, the studnerts had a science study conference online.
・Research on Seismic Control System -- Preparation for the Nankai Trough Earthquake

SDGs×High School Youth Meeting

Three students joined "SDGs×high school Youth meeting" online.  The organizer was Ehime University Senior High School.  It was held on Friday, 25th December.  In the first part, they learned about "Efforts of JICA's contribution to SDGs proprtopm: learnt from West Balkan countries."  The lecture was made by Kobayashi Hideyo, who is the director of JICA Shikoku.
Students discussed which one of the SDGs goals the activities introduced in the lecture are aiming at respectively.  In the second part, they had a presentation with confidence about "the research of emergency rations for peopel who need care in case of a disaster." 

Science Experience Training(Eastern Japan devision)

SSH Science experience training(Eastern Japan devision) was held online on Friday, December 25th.  It was an online visit to NIMS this year.  They explained about "Kiankou", which was synthesized in our school.They also told about the institutions where they are studying super heat-resistant alloy or super conduction substance.  During the talk, we held a web meeting and at the same time made an experiment with super conduction substance at our school.

Science Experience Training (West Japan Area)

We conducted the online training on Tuesday, December 22nd.  Five professors from Kyoto University and its related institutions introduced their laboratories and other facilities to us.  In addition, those professors and our students had a discussion about the theme "The  scenery I want to pass on to the younger generation."  It was a meaningful online training experience that helped the students think about how to highten the awareness and spread the activities to build a sustainable society.

"Science Shoot" / Multi Science 1

"Science Shoot"

The team of "magneshium air battery" of the chemistry club ook part in the online award ceremony and presentation of the prizes of "science shoot" on 19th December.  They were selected for the prize winner.

Multi Science --"Deer Group"

For DNA barcording, they conducted the refinement of plusmid DNA on Tuesday, December 22nd.  They analyze the contents in the deer's stomach.  DNA barcording is technology which identify the biological species by using DNA barcord.  What the wild deer ate can be determined by the sequence of the purified DNA.

Multi-Science 1 (English Group)

Students in the English research study group took part in the English class in Tanbara elementary school.  They had a Christmas quiz and a pronunciation quiz with the sixth graders on Monday, December 21st.  The kids enjoyed using English very much and it was a valuable experience for the high school students in the English group.

 

Special Lecture

Mr. Tamura came to our school to give our students' the lecture about his activities on Friday, December 18th.  He is a representative of joint social Sato-Life and director of Ishizuchi Fureai no Sato.  He retired from the company he had worked for when he was 24 years old.  And then he moved from Tokyo to the mountain area in Saijo.  He is working hard to make good use of empty houses.  The topic of his talk is "Efforts to revitalize Saijo."

Special Lecture

On Thursday, December 17th, we invited Mr. Hirata, Mr. Nakamura and Mr. Ida from Saijo factory of Imabari shipbuilding company and Mr. Iio from Saijo city hall.  The purpose of the lecture is to deepen our students' interest and to make the most of the lecture to realize their future goal.
The following are the topics:
"About the work of Imabari Shipbuilding Company"
"To make Saijo the most exciting town in Japan---about the work of city hall"

Multi-Science 1 (Research group on Spanish Influenza)

2nd year students visited Ehime Prefectural University of Health Science in Tove city, and Toshimori Clinic in Saijo city.  They heard about infections and how to deal with patients with a fever.  This group is researching about the Spanish influenza pandemic.  They are donint ther research, thinking that it may be useful for preventing the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Events at Saijo City Citizens' Activity Center

The second graders of social studies research group exchanged opinions about disaster prevention with the local administration and the NPO officials.  The event of disaster prevention they participated in was held on Sunday, December 13th.

Pre-research study

The first year students have been learning about disaster prevention, medical care, economy, international affairs.  Also, they have been working on pre-assignments, which includes preparations for the next near's assignment.

Research Study(Deer Group)

The second year students of science coursedid TA cloning of PCR product at Imabari Campus, Okayama Science University.  The students of Deer group are working on analytical aietary habit of Jpanese deer.  They study what is in their stomachs.  On Wednesday, December 2, the students put the product into a collon bacillus.  They cultured the collon bacillus on Agar medium containing ampicillin.

Company Tour

On a company tour, the students visited "Itomachi Marche" and its surrounding facilities managed by Ito Project Co. Ltd. on December 1st.  This company works on the specialized fields such as city planning, design and architecture for revitalization of Saijo.  The students learned such efforts and motivated themselves for their futre carrer selection and its realization.

Multi Science 1 (PE groups)

We invited Mr. Yano, FC Imabari's club leader, gave a lecture on November 17.  A lot of students who were working on PE research group took part in the lecture.  In this lecture, the lecturer told about the stories of the time when he led a soccer team in the Netherlands.  In addition, he told the students about what FC Imabari is wroking on to improve themselves.  He said that the team set the long term concrete goals and they are making efforts to realize what they should be.  The following are their goals. "We will become the team that is always in the championship tournaments.  Our goal is to be the top of ACL."  "We produce over 5 players who can play on Japan's national team.

Multi Science 1 (PE groups)

Mr. Kubo, who is an academic director of Ehime Orange Vikings, professional basketball team was invited to the lecture held at our school on Friday, November 13th.  The title of his lecture is "Sport Science's theory and practice."  The lecture was for the students who work on the PE research team.  He told them how to make the most of the sports science theory, how to connect with community and how to revitalize it.

The Science Department Presentation Contest

The 34th High School Comprehensive Culture Festival

The presentation of nature and the chemistry department was held on November 4, at Ehime Prefectural Cultural Center.  Seven groups of our students passed the first screening joined this contest: two physics groups, two chemistry groups and three earth science groups.  The groups of earth science were selected for the Excellent Award and the Encouragement Award.

Assigned Research: "Senjyo Team" making banboo green house

Assigned resesarch "Senjyo Team" joined the activity of making a bamboo green house on Sunday, November 8th.  Since last year, our school has joined terraced paddy field research in Senjyo, which Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies is working on Senjyo district, located in the mountains of Saino, has a serious problems with the wild animals.  As a cuntermeasure, people decided to make a bamboo green house with the bamboo growing around the area.  They polish and cut the bamboo to use it as the framework of the gree house being made little by little, they are all looking forward to its completion.

Multi Science(Mid-term Presentation)

Mid\term presentation of Multi Science 1 was carried out on Thursday on November 5th.  We reported assignments which tecond grade students have worked on so far(the humanities course with 29 works and the science course with 27 works).  Many people came from various places such as the university of Ehime, that of Matsuyama, the comprehensive education center, the synthetic science museum, the college of technology of Niihama, Saijo city hall, some junior high schools and high schools.  They came to advise Saijo high school students.

"Naruhodo" Idea Contest for High School Students

On Tuesday, November 3rd, the finals of the contest sponsored by Oita Uiversity was held online.  Two research studies conducted by our high school students had been selected among the ten finalists groups.  Also, Saijo high school won the cooperation prize because of many reports of research applied to the contest.

The following are the topics of research study of the two winners:
"AI---Robots and Hospitals---"
"The experiments to grow Nori, or a kind of seaweed, using Uchinuki underground water"

Research Study (Commercial Course)

One of the groups of commercial course is working on the research of Ihinokawa mine.  They are now making a movie to show the attractions of the mine. 

Yu-fa-zi

On Thursday, October 29th, 1st year students had the guidance for their pre-research study.  They are going to work on the subjects they are interested in bassed on the lectures they have ever had on "Disaster Prevention", "Medicine", "Economy" and "International Affiars."

Mini-Report Presentation on Local Economy and International Affairs

On Monday, October 26th, 1st year students had the activity of Yu-fa-zi.  Seven groups, each of which was the class representative, made their presentations.


The following are their topics:
"Nature tour in Saijo--Let visitors feel rich local nature---
"The way to support foreign residents and its effects"
"How to revitalize Saijo as a measure to increase the number of people who come back to their hometown Saijo"
"For realizing a society where residents with multicultural backgrounds can live in harmony"
"How can foreig and Japanese residents live in harmony?"
"Let's enjoy traditional dress & food!"
"Let's Quiz---to have a better understanding of other cultures."

Speech contest for high school students

On Sunday, October 25th, our freshman took part in the contest sponsored by the Rotary Club of Matsuyama East.  She confidently gave a speech about "My dream" and got the third prize.

"Omoshiro" Science Contest

On October 20th, Tuesday, second grade students of science course took part in the preliminary of the "Omoshiro" or intresting science contest for high school students, which is a writing competition to check knowledge of math, information, and science.

Presentation Skiil Up Seminar

The second year students took part in a presentation skill up seminar on Friday, October 16th.  We invited Mr Hideki MAruo from Ehime Prefectural Science Museum, Arts and Science Division.  It was for the students of the science course.  We asked him to talk about how to make a hypothesis and poster composition.  We also invited Ms. Azusa Iguchi from Ehime University, Faculty of Social Co-creation Department of Regional Resource Management.  It was for the students of the Humanities course.  We asked her to talk about how to organize research, utilize data and make appropriate slides.

Special Lecture

On Thursday, October 15th, the special lecture was held.  The lectureres were Mr. Osuga Kazuhito, president of TOYO-JIN, and prof. Orita Akihiro from Okayama University of Science.
Their topics were "Finding attractions of Saijo and how to make use of them" and "Development of drugs: Poison or Drug---What!? Is the medicine made from deadly poison?" respectively.

Yu-fa-zi

On Monday, October 12th, our 1st year students prepared for the presentation.  They are going to have the presentation meeting about Saijo's economy and international relationships.

Company Tour

On Thursday, October 8th, the students took part in a tour of the Ehime Prefectural Science Museum.  They were able to learn about the work and the role of the museum.  Also, they were able to deepen their understanding of the professions as a curator and motivate themselves to choose and realize their future carreer path.
Last year, we conducted a company tour, but the infectious disease has not subsided this year, so the host company was not available.  Therefore, we asked the Prefectural Science Museum for a tour.

Multi Science(Research Study)

On Wednesday, September 30th, the secondyear students of the nanoparticle group visited Niihama National College of Technology.  They had measurements using an X-ray diffractometer.  They could confirm that the powder produced by our school's constant temperature dryer is ferrite.  The group is researching magnetic nanoparticles that generate in an alternating magnetic field.

Special Lecture

The specialized lecture was carried out on Thursday, October 1st.  The lecturers were Mr. Kagawa Tadanobu and Ms. Matsumoto Rinako from Sumitomo machinery Ion technology corperation, and Mr. Suzuki Naoyukifrom NCL Saijo ZENTECH.  Their topic is "Important things when you think of the future course."

Multi Science

A group, which is working on the research about Ishizuhi Black Tea, visited the faculty of agriculture in Ehime University.   Group members carried out an experiment to learn about the anti-allergy effects of the tea.

Yu-fa-zi

On Monday, September 28th, Mr. Takekata and Mr. Yoshiki from Saijo City Office gave 1st year students lectures about "Local Economy in Saijo."

Topics
"Projects to explore sales markets"
"How to develop local communities through sightseeing projects"

Special Seminars

On Thursday, September 24th, two special seminars were held.  Ms Noor Farahnaz Abu Mansor, a CIR of Niihama, ad Mr. Matsuda, a professor of Kyushu University of Technology, gave students lectures.

Topics: 
"A New Style of Intercultural Communication in the epdemic of COVID-19"
"Does a loooong bridge swing in the wind?  About the technology that can make the range of swinging smaller.

 

Seminar of Basic Science

1st year students took a lesson about the "Seminar of Basic Science."  This classs help them enhance the interest in studying through daily scientific matters.  One of the lessons was about "Which cubic ices melt faster, those in a glass of water or those in a glass of orange juice?"  Students considered it with their own hypothesis and made a presentation.  Mutual evaluations are carried out to improve their presentation.

English Board

Our ALT made an English board to increase our students' vocabulary.

Yu-fa-zi

On Monday, September 14th, 1st year students had a lecture on how to make a town friendly to people with different cultures.  Mr. Tomozawa from Saijo City Hall gave the lecture.  He talked about several topics: how Saijo City interacts with oversea institutions, how the city is working to involve citizens into intercultural events, and what the epidemic of COVID-19 has brought about to the city.

Multi Science (2nd year students)

Our 2nd year students are now working on their research study.  Members of one of the math groups are studying how to analyze pictures under the instruction of a teacher at the National Institute of Technology, Niihama College.

Shikoku Regional Meeting of the Interhigh School Science Research Presentation

On August 29th, the Shikoku Regional Meeting of the interhigh school science research presentation was held online for Rikejyo, or female students in the science and math course.  Seven high schools' female students took part in it.  A group of our students made a presentation on their research subject, which is about the effects of cushions that can help improve our posture by sitting on them.  They got advice to develop their research.

Yu-fa-zi

On August 24th, 1st year students had a meeting at the gym.  Representatives of each class made their presentations about their reports on medicine and disaster prevention.  They had an active question-and-answer session.

Presentation Contest for Students of the Super Science High School 2020

Presentation Contest for Students of the Super Science High School 2020 was held online.  Our students from the chemistry club had recorded their poster presentation and submitted it to the contest.  This day, they watched presentations made by the other students online and voted for the best.  Though held online, our students have learned a lot on how to make a better presentation.  

Collaborative Regional Innovation Contest

On August 6th, a small ceremony was held at our principal's office for the students who won the prize in the Collaborative Regional Innovation Contest sponsored by Ehime University.

2nd Place
"Research about the diet for high-need people in case of disaster--First step toward the awareness of food allergies

Honorable Mention
"Iyo Classical Literature---Tales in Ehime"
"Effective Use of Pictogram at Evacuation Centers"
"Kian-KOU-Bou--Stibnite Craft Studio"

Relay Lecture

On July 29h, some of the 3rd year students took part in the Relay Lecture to deepen the understanding of the community.  The lecturers were from Saijo City Hall.  The topics were about local industry and water conditions in Saijo.

Seminar at Ehime University

On July 25th and 26th, at Ehime University, a seminar was held in order for high school students to enhance their science skills.  Four students of our school took part in it.  They worked on the experiment in the field of biology and they also learned about data processing with "R", a software.

Seminar at Ehime University

On July 18th and 19th, at Ehime University, the seminar was held in order for high school students to enhance their science skills.  Two groups(nine students) of our school took part in the conference.  They worked on the experiment in the field of chemistry. 

Kahaku Science Research Presentation Meeting

On July 24th, at Ehime Prefectural Science Museum, the 6th Kahaku Science Research Presentation Meeting was held.  Four groups of our students took part in both the meeting of their poster presentation and their stage presentation.  And they won the first prize in each session.

Relay Lecture

On July 16h, some of the 3rd year students took part in the Relay Lecture.  The lecturers were from the Engineering Faculty of Tokushima Bunri University, and Saijo City Hall.  The topics were about robots operating without any engine, tips to create citizen-centered community, and the current medical affairs in Saijo City.

Multi Science (2nd year students)

On July 17th, the 2nd year students in our literature course had a meeting and made a presentation about their research: how they had worked on the topic and how the research would go.

Yu-fa-zi

On July 16th, the 1st year students made a presentation about the current situation of medical affairs and disaster prevention in Saijo.
They talked about how they could solve some of the problems that Saijo is facing.  They shared the ideas with their classmates.

Multi Science (2nd year students)

On July 15th, the 2nd year students in our math and science course had a meeting and made a presentation about their research: how they worked on the project and how it would go.

Multi Science (3rd year students)

On June 11th and 18th, the 3rd year students in our general course had a meeting and made a presentation about their research.

Multi Science (3rd year students)

On June 18th, 3rd year students in the course of International literature and Science had a meeting.  They made a presentation about their research with English summary.  Several guests attended the presentation meeting, from Ehime prefectural Educational Research Center, Ehime Prefectural Science Museum, Niihama college of National Institute of Technology, and Saijo City Hall.  They gave our students fruitful advice.

 

 - Food Bank ---Comparing Food Banks in Japan and Those Overseas

 - Effect of Ishizuchi Black Tea Under Mental Pressure

 - Measurement of Concentration Change Using Water Solution Using Diffract on Grating

 

 

Multi Science (3rd year students)

On June 11th, 3rd year students in the course of International literature and Science had a meeting.  They made an English presentation about the summary of their research.

Their reseach are about:

 - Research on the Method of Making Paints

 - Thinking about the role of picture books ― from countries where people did not read picture books

 - Effective Use of Pictogram at Evacuation Centers

 - Winning strategy of multiples building game

 - A Study on Energy Saving Running Method by Fluid Dynamics

Multi Science (3rd year students)

On June 4th, 3rd year students in the course of International literature and Science had a meeting.  They made an English presentation about the summary of their research.

Their research are about:

 - The relationships between speakers' age and their use of regional dialects

 - Physical strength survey of children and students in Saijo city

 - To reduce long working hours - By comparing working hours in Japan with other countries

 - Disaster Prevention Measures for Cultural Heritage - To Protect Cultural Properties from Fire

 - Secret of Magic Square

 - Improvement of Magnesium Air Battery

Shelley's English Board "Why Learn English?"

Our ALT made her new English Board.  She has introduced a lot of opportunities in which we use English.  Also she put about 60 flags to show countries that speak English.

Welcome back

On May 11th our school started again.  We are offering reduced classes in smaller groups for the safety of students.

English Board

Shelley, our assistant language teacher, revised her "English Message Board".  It is full of lovely cherry petals. 

Students' Essays

The following is a letter written by a student as a citizen of a host town, which says about the attraction of the hometown. 

Ehime has "Dogo Onsen."  It is a famous hot spring in Japan.  Many tourists visit there every year.  It is so good!

The Legend of White Heron:

Long, long ago, a white heron which had injured its leg found the hot spring.  It came there to soak its leg in the spring water every day.  After that, its injury was cured.  People who heard about the story used the hot spring.  There, they could relax and became rejuvenated.  Also, sick people used the hot spring and they recovered from their illness!!

When you come to Japan, please take the time to visit this spring bath.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the topic: The person I admire the most.

The person I admire the most is Mr. Ito.  The person is a junior high school teacher and an advisor of the tennis club to which I belonged.  Without the person, I wouldn't have improved tennis skills as much as now.  He told me to relax when I was nervous at the tournament.  I like his words: "At the tournament, you can only show what you have done so far."  I learned from him that if I can only do what I have done in practice, I don't have to worry too much.  I took a while to get this meaning, but once I understood it, I enjoyed playing tennis very much.  I also received so much advice that I couldn't write here.  That is why I respect Mr. Ito.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

The most memorable present I received is a book.  It is "The Little Prince" written by Saint-Exupery.  I received it from my mother for my firthday.  I think that he wrote about friendship; responsibility, love and so on.  I like this story.  This story is written both in Japanese and plain English.  Also, I can listen to the story because the book has a CD.  In addition, pictures of this book are beautirul.  So I like this book very much.  That's why this book is a favorite book to me.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

The most memorable present I have ever received is the red lipstick which my mother gave me.  I received it when I was twelve years old.  It is unrelated to me at that time.  I still remember that time because I was so glad!  I have a special feeling for this lipstick.  So I make it a rule to use it at a special day such as my favorite artist's live, relative's wedding.  I'm sure that I continue to use it with care.  Moreover, I want to give a red lipstick to my daughter when I become a mother.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

Great-grandmother's letter is the most memorable present for me.  When I was a junior high school student, I got it from my great-grandmother.  She is very kind and quiet person.  However, she has sick in hospital.  This is the last present from my great-grandmother.  Her letter give me guts and energy.  Sometimes I read this letter.  I am missing the warmth of her skin.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

I don't remember some presents which I received when I was a child and my feelings.  So, as far as I remember, the most memorable present is an album which is made to celebrate my graduation by my juniors at the junior high school.  Then, I was in the school brass club, and there are many members in the club, but few members of the same age as me.  We should not only improve our skill, but also teach the juniors hard.  I'm not good at that, so I thought I wasn't trusted by them.  I decided to tell them my apology, but before that, they said, "Thank you," and give me the handmade album.  I felt very happy and I thought my effort paid off.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's answer to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

An advantage of cell phones is that you can enjoy online shopping.  It is easy to do online shopping.  If you are busy, you can buy something online.  Moreover, you can comunicate with your family at the time of a disaster.  So, you can be relieved.  A disadvantage is that you may get involved in a crime.  Today, many people use SNS.  It's easy to connect with unknown people.  Also, using cell phones is bad for our health.  Their blue light is not good for our eyes.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's answer to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

It is convenient for me to know about international movement.  So I have come to understand long sentence of English better.  However, using cell phone inappropriately.  I receive inaccurate information.  So I should understand correctly.  For these reasons, it is convenient for us if we use properly, but it is dangerous for us if we use unsuitably.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What are the good poiints and bad points of cell phones?"

I think that the good point of cell phones is that they have touch panels which enable us to operate it easily.  If we want to play games, take photos, and search on the Internet, all we have to do is touching the screen.  It's very easy!!  On the other hand, we can connect with others easily by using cell phones, this is the bad and dangerous point of cell phones.  These days, many troubles tied to SNS happen.  There is some possibility of getting involved in such troubles.  So, we must be careful and keep the rules of using cell phones.

Photos from Germany

Ms Ishioka, who is studying in Germany now, sent us photos of the famous sites at Munich,Marienplatz and Asamkirche.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

Cell phones have a good point.  For example, you can contact with your family and get disaster information when you suffer a disaster.  There are many earthquakes in Japan due to lying on the circum-Pacific earthquake zone.  So, it is convenient for sufferers to do such things.

On the other hand, they have a bad point.  Flick input may lead to forgetting kanji and using a keyboard slowly.  Because most people who use smart phone depend on predicted conversion system, and using flick input not using keyboard.  However, when it comes to getting a job, you have to use keyboard input.  Therefore, as is often the case with using technology, we should take advantage of cell phones skillfully.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

 Cell phones enable us to broaden our view.  That is because we can not only communicate with people all over the world anytime and anywhere but also store our memory easilu as pictures or text and share them by using cell phones.  On the other hand, the convenience of cell phones don't give us only advantages.  For example, in Japan, there is a custom that making sentence with consideration, but it has been lost.  That is bcause they don't need to write formal letter frequently.  The custom which is putting our heart into one letter may be going out of date. 

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What can you do to solve the environmental issues?"

I think we should save electricity, gas and water.  I have two reasons for this.

First, it is essential to stop global warming.  Supplying electricity and using gas release much CO2 into the atmosphere.  So, I always turn off TV and light when I don't use them.  Also, I use extra heat for cooking.  These action is effective to save energy, I think.

Second, we have torotect various creatures and beautiful scenery.  This is because they are being broken by people who build dams and dig natural gas.  People do these things because people need a lot of energy.  I have ever seen some pictures of animals which suffer from environmental destrution.

Because of these, I think it is proper for people to save energy.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What can you do to solve the environmental issues?"

I think that the activity to reduce plastic will make a good world.  I have two reasons why I think so.
Firstly, burning the plastic emits a lot of CO2.  And the process needs a lot of time.  Therefore, theplastic is not good for the environment.

Secondly, the plastics make ocean dirty.  Sometimes, people throwthe plastic waste to the ocean.  The waste can't melt quickly.  Therefore, the plastic waste flow in the oceanfor a long time.  And, some fishes and ocean animalseat the waste, and they are killed.  Sometimes we may eat the fish whicheat the waste.  It is dangerous for our health.  So, we need to reduce the plastic thrown into the ocean.

For the above reasons, I believe that we shouldreduce theplastic waste to solve our environmental problem.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What can we do to solve the environmental issues?"

I think that 3Rs can solve the environmental issues.  "3Rs" means Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  I'll introdue two examples.
First, you can reduce trash by using eco-bags.  Eco-bags are thing that you can use when you go shopping to a supermarket.  Eco-bags can reduce trash that would be produced by using plastic bags.  My mother didn'T use an eco-bag before knowing 3R.  But since she knew 3R, she started using an eco-bag.  I also take an eco-bag when I go shopping.

Second, you can recycle things such as paper, plastic bottles and so on.  You can throw away such things into recycling boxes.  Then,by douing so, they can be recycled and used as another thing.

I believe that 3R works for the better environment like these two examples.  3R can give the world good influence.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's essay about "What can we do to improve the environment?"

Global warming is now gaining attentionas one of the global issues.  I think it is good for each family to take part in activities.  For example, we should keep the air conditioner at a low degree.  We should not leave water running.  While my father is brushing his teeth, he always leave water running.  When I see him doing so, I stop the running water, saying, "Don't leave the water running!  Don't waste it."  Then, he came not to do so. It is important for each of us to be careful about everything in our life.

Also, the forests destroyed for the benifit and livelihood of people are increasing. I was sad to hear the news that a koala got a serious burn because of slash-and-burn farming in Australia.  I think it is threatening not only the environment but also animal life.  Tree planting is effective.  Animals and insects can get homes again and decreasethe amount of CO2.

Therefore, we should continue to think about living with nature. 

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What can we do to protect the environment?"

Japan is working on solving the environmental issues.  It's important to consider the way to solve them.  Then, I came up with the idea.  It is that people in the world grow up their own trees.  There are two reasons.

First, plants produce oxygen, but they are decreasing now.  It's because people don't plants after they cut and use them.  Then, all people grow trees, and then they can increase them.

Second, plants can be some creatures' homes.  It's necessary for us to preserve them.

For these reasons, I think the idea that dpeople all over the world own their trees will solve the environmental issues.

Students' Essay

The following is a student's response to the question, "What can you do to improve the environment?"

I think that it is good for the environment to pick up a trash.  I have two reasons.

Firstly, if we do that, the places where we pick up trsh will be clean.  I joined a volunteer work on the last summer vacation. After the firwork festival, I went to the river bank and picked up trash.  It was very early morning, so I was sleepy.  I wanted to finish.  But when my teacher said to me, "There was no trash.  This place is clean.  It's thanks to you," I was happy.  I thought it is good to pick up trash.

Secondly, it is easy to pick up trash.  Even small children can do.  And even for a short time, we can do.  So we should pick up trash for the environment.

In this way, I think it is effective to pick uptrash.  So I want to join volunteer activities from now on.  And I want to pick up trash in many places such as schools and parks myself.  To pick up trash is easy and we feel good when the places are cleaned.  So it is effective.

YFU Short-Term Exchange Student

A YFU short-term student came to our school.  She is from the Republic of the Philippines.  She is going to study as a member of 1-6 until February the 6th, Thursday. 

Presentation Contest

On January the 15th, "The 38th Shikoku Senior High School Students' Presentation Contest on International Understanding" was held at IYO Yume Mirai Hall in Iyo city.  ESS International Understanding Club members made a presentation and they won the good performance award.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

I like sunny weather, especially the one in summer.  I like to eat hot food in hot weather.  And I liketo get exercise on a sunny day outside in summer.  I like to sweat like a pig after that.  Talking about this story to friends, they say "You are so funny."

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

I like sunny days, but I like a little chilly weather better than very humid one, because a little chilly weather is very comfortable to run a marathon.  So I think a sunny day in fall is suitable for taking exercise.  From the above, my favorite weather is sunny and a little chilly one.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

My favorite weather is sunny.  I like to play badminton with my friend in that weather.  If it is sunny in spring, I want to visit the Kamogawa River, because there are many cherry trees along the river.  When they are in full bloom, the place is really  beautiful.  I want to eat bento, or a box lunch, with my friends there.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

My favorite kind of weather is chilly.  I want to drink something hot in that weather.  I often drink hot green tea or hot milk.  Drinking something hot makes me relaxed.  Also, I want to wear warm pajamas.  I like GU's pajamas in that weather.  They are warm enough to sleep.  I will be deeply asleep I wear the pajamas.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

My favorite weather is sunny.  In a sunny weather, I always want to walk out.  I can feel warm while walking outside.  When I feel warm, I can be relaxed and be fine.  In winter, very strong wind runs toward me and trees.  When the wind blows, many leaves leave the trees and they seem to feel cold.

YFU Exchange Student

Edvin, an exchange student from Finland, is leaving Saijo.  He has been in Saijo for about ten months, learning Japanese, enjoying Saijo High School, and local events.  At the assembly, on December 20th, he made a speech and expressed a thankful feeling to teachers, classmates, teammates and all the people who have shared time together here.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

My favorite store is Hanshin Tigers shop, AIPUS. The shop sells Hanshin Tigers goods.  I like the team very much.  So, I often go to the store.  But it is located in Hyogo prefecture.  It takes much time to go there.  But if you go there, you will become one of the Hanshin Tigers fans.

 

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

My favorite store is "GEO."  You can borrow DVDs, CDs and comic books, and buy them too.  I often buy used DVDs of varietyshows andmovies.  They are cheaper than other stores'.  If they are not in good condition, thestore guarantees them.  These days DVDs at the shop are getting more and more expensive because of the increased rate of consumption tax.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

I want to recommend EAON Mall to go shopping.  It has various brands, not only clothes but also shoes.  I often fo there.  You can enjoy not only shopping but also seeing a movie, eating andso on!!  When I go there, times passes very rapidly!!  EAON has everything you need!  You should go there.

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

My favorite store is GU.  The store is at the mall in my hometown.  The name means "freecome" and it means "ziyu(GU)" in Japanese.  This store sells cheap and stylish clothes.  So, this store is popular among the young people.

ESS International Understanding Club

On December 4th, Wednesday, Ehime Senior Hish School Presentation Contest on International Understanding was held at Iyo Agriculture High School.   ESS international understanding club members took part in the contest and won the first prize.   They made a presentation on bilingual maps they had made.  They talked about what they had been doing for the better interaction between local citizens and foreign visitors.

 

Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

My favorite store is LAWSON.  It is one of the convenience stores.  It was used as a mild store in the past.  Therefore, its symbol is a bottle of milk.  It sells "Karaage-kun," or fried chicken.  I like it, but the goods are a little expensive there.