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.