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Japanese students visit MBA

posted 5 Aug 2013, 02:47 by Google Google   [ updated 5 Aug 2013, 02:47 ]
On Friday 5th July, 30 Japanese students came to Millbrook Academy as part of their visit to England. 

The day began with the students joining our year 7 assembly and meeting our students, giving us the opportunity of welcoming them with a Konnichiwa -- pronounced “kon-nee-chee-wah” which means hello in Japanese.  10 of our year 9 and 10 students gave the girls a tour of our school and were given the opportunity of practicing speaking English. After the tour, the girls watched Mrs Cameron’s year 9 doing some drama in the mill, which involved listening to the English speaking language within a drama lesson context. During period 2, our 10 students took the girls into lessons across the school allowing them to get a flavour of English education!

There were lots going on including reading, tennis and science experiments. After break the girls read a welcome speech and sang 2 Disney songs for our year 7 and 8. Year 7 and 8 were then invited to join in on some traditional Japanese games and crafts led by our guests, including Origami. Lunch was then eaten on the field, thanks to a beautiful sunny day, where afterwards the girls joined in a game of football with some of our year 9 boys!

Our students were extremely welcoming towards our guests and took every opportunity throughout the day to come over and have a conversation. The 10 students who led the day said that they couldn’t believe how incredibly polite the girls were and how it was fantastic to embrace the Japanese culture.