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.