2017年02月18日

書道 Calligraphy 友達

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On a day of celebration at the New Sakura Arena in Hitachi, the Calligraphy Club from Meishu gave a performance which pleased and inspired all in attendance.

Though the club is small - with two third graders and three first graders - the made a message for all to see about friendship.

After the performance, Ms. Maya Yamada (3-8) spoke to the audience and for TV and radio about the group. Through tears of joy she spoke of the friendships made through club activities in Meishu - ones which will remain for all time.

The students deserve applause and credit for their efforts.

Congratulations Meishu Calligraphy Club.
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2017年02月17日

Life Lessons For First Years

Students in High School are still children but are on the cusp of adulthood as they proceed through their years in secondary education. With that in mind, it is important to teach students more that the minimum requirements to pass exams in traditional subject matters such as English or Maths, for example;  it is also important to introduce them to the concept of personal and collective responsibility across a variety of areas.

In order to help the students move toward becoming well-rounded members of society, the students today were given short courses in various areas by guest lecturers who came to the school, made presentations, and answered questions when such were asked by the students.

Life planning was the theme of the first lecture, in which the students learned of the importance of responsibility when approaching the age of reproductive activity - the do's and do nots, the benefits of consideration towards both oneself and to others, so as to avoid problems of all kinds later in life.

Lecure on Responsible Living


All Students Paid Good Attention to The Material At Hand

Being young, and with the content being such as it was, there were times when there was nervous laughter and embarrasment. However, it was clear at the end that the students all learned something from the lecture. At the end, they were all given booklets to bring home and questionaires to complete. As the photos show, the general concensus was a "thumbs up" for the lecture and its content.

A thumbs up from a student.

Education Materials To Leaf Through.

Don't Forget To Read The Material!

In the afternoon sessions, the content was again about safety and responsibility. The first lecture concerned public safety and transport safety, whilst the second lent weight to the scourge of recreational drugs to the user/victim and society as a whole. These afternoon lectures were delivered with all seriousness and met with equal seriousness by the students in attendance. In the question and answer sessions which followed it was nice to note that a great many students - more than expected - had questions to ask.

On a side note, J-Way filmed the lectures and also interviewed students afterwards. If the opportunity and chance arises, please look for their interviews.

All in all, a long day in the gym for the students but one which will benefit them as the progress towards their adulthood.

Lecture on Safety in Society and Your Contribution

Drugs Escalate in Use.

Asking a Question.

Being Asked A Question


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2017年02月15日

Let's Say No To Domestic Violence

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Today, whilst the second grade A and B course students either prepared for, or were going on, their school trip to Malaysia, the first grade students participated in a mini-course in the PE hall.

The scourge of Domestic Violence of the physical and mental varieties was explained through demonstration and statistics to the students during a lecture provided by the Women's Network.

In the first hour, the students listened to a lecture and learned about the types of domestic violence. They also either watched or performed mini- role plays. In the second period of the course, the students formed into groups for discussion and learning activities after which groups gave micro-presentations to the remaining students.

All in all, though the topic was a difficult one for some students to fully appreciate, the content was important, delivered with passion, and definitely contributed to the growth, education and development of all the students as they move toward adulthood and responsibility.


Photo 1: Things Can Be Cyclical


Photo 2: Teachers Provide Role-Play.


Photo 3: Types of Domestic Violence


Photo 4: Students Provide Interactive Assistance.


Photo 5: Group Work


Photo 6: Discussing the Topic To Present
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