2022 Sports Day
On the 18th of June, the school held its first Sports Day in three years, the first since the school moved to a new building. Although the events were chosen with the risk of coronavirus infection in mind, with the great cooperation of teachers and parents, as well as the weather on our side, it turned out to be wonderful.
The day began with an allegiance pledge by the leaders of the teams, followed by preparatory Radio Taisou. Then all the children and students from the infant to junior high schools, who were divided into a red and a white team, took part in a total of seven events, including Daruma-san ga Koronda, an obstacle race, a water carrying race and relays. After a short break, the red and white groups gave great performances under the command of their team leaders. Even the students who were shy at the beginning leaned forward to cheer their teammates loudly by the time of the final relay.
The event ended with a victory for the red team but seeing the children’s smiling faces, we all felt joy from the resumption of face-to-face classes once again.
2022 Graduation Ceremony
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2022 Spring Bazaar
Our spring bazaar was held for the first time in two and a half years. Yay! The bazaar is one of the annual events that the students most look forward to. It bazaar consists of lots of stalls, created by families who are selling old items they no longer need. This includes Japanese toys, books, stationery, Japanese kitchen gadgets, second-hand clothes, magazines and more. There is also a stall selling tea, coffee, biscuits and most importantly, traditional Japanese cakes! Yum!
Students get to visit the bazaar during their break. There are loads of bargains to be had and the bazaar is filled with excited children during break times.
This year the Yorkshire And Humberside Japanese School was once again able to celebrate Christmas. For the last two years, our usual party was cancelled due to the Corona Virus. We made up for it, though, by having one of the best Christmas parties ever. There was a huge buffet of food, both Japanese and English for the students, teachers and parents to enjoy. We also played Christmas games including bingo and pass the parcel. To top it off, there was even a visit from Santa Claus, who listened to the children’s Christmas requests and even gave them each an early Christmas present. Ho ho ho!