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.
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.
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.
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."
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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"
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.
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."
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."
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.