2015年07月23日

School Visit from Western Australia(西オーストラリアからのお客様)

10 students and 2 teachers of Butler College in Western Australia visited our school on July 13th and 14th. They arrived here in the morning of the 13th, and we welcomed them at the school gate! Five 2nd graders from Shounkan welcomed them with hand-made name boards, which the BC students were pleased with.
7月13,14日に西オーストラリア州にあるバトラーカレッジ(日本の6年制中等教育学校)の生徒たち10名と先生2名が祥雲館を訪問しました。13日の朝に本校に到着し、校門のところで出向かえました。2年次の5人の生徒たちは手作りの名前カードを持って歓迎し、BCの生徒たちはそのカードにとても喜んでいました。
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After the opening session, we went on an excursion in and around Sanda city with the five buddy students. All the students from BC and Shounkan enjoyed “soba uchi” or buckwheat noodle making, and made delicious soba in cooperation with each other.
 開会式の後、5人の祥雲生と共に三田市内の観光に出かけました。BC生も祥雲生も協力して「そば打ち体験」を楽しみました。
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After that, they visited an old temple in Sanda called Kazan-in temple. It is on the top of a hill and they saw the beautiful scenery from there. Then we visited a mentaiko factory, which is a spicy flavoured cod roe factory, which opened a couple of months ago on the border between Sanda and Kobe. The BC students were brave enough to try mentaiko for the first time.
 その後、花山院と呼ばれる古いお寺を訪ねました。そのお寺は山の上にあり、きれいな景色が望めました。さらに、三田と神戸の市境に近い、最近オープンしたばかりの明太子の工場に行きました。BC生は勇気を出して初めての明太子を口にしていました。
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On the second day of their visit, the BC students joined the English and calligraphy classes of the 1st grade in the morning. Not only the BC students but also the Shounkan students were excited about learning something new together.
 翌日は英語と書道の授業に参加してもらいました。BC生だけでなく祥雲生にとっても一緒に何かを学ぶことはとても楽しかったようです。
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Then they enjoyed a Tambayaki pottery session with their buddy students in school. The session was carried out by Mr. Keiichi Shimizu, the former P&C president from Shounkan and a very famous Tambayaki artist not only in Hyogo but throughout Japan. They made their own cups or bowls. We are now seeking a way for the BC students to receive their works after they are baked.
その後、本校内でBC生は1年生の生徒と共に丹波焼体験を楽しみました。本校の元育友会会長で兵庫のみならず全国的に有名な陶芸家の清水圭一氏のご協力のおかげでこの体験は実現しました。生徒たちはみな思い思いのコップやお椀を作りました。彼らの焼き物が焼きあがった後に、彼らの元に届ける方法を現在検討中です。
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In the afternoon of that day, the BC students attended a session with my students who are visiting Perth next week. We invited Ms. Tina Dawson and Ms. Noriko Hirata from the WA Government, Kobe Office as special guests to the session. Ms. Tina made an impressive and informative presentation and it was very meaningful for the Shounkan students to learn about WA prior to the study tour in Perth.
この日の午後は、BC生は、パースへの海外研修に行く本校生と共にセッションに出席しました。オーストラリアからの交換教員であるティナ・ドーソン先生と西オーストラリア州政府神戸事務所所長の平田典子様を特別ゲストとしてお招きしました。ドーソン先生の大変興味深く有益な情報の詰まった講義は、パースに行く祥雲生にとって大変有益なものとなりました。
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The BC students kindly made their presentations about Australia and Western Australia on topics such as history, geography, the political system, and their school. After the formal study session, the students mingled together over afternoon tea.
BC生はオーストラリアと西オーストラリア州について丁寧なプレゼンテーションを行いました。歴史、地理、政治制度、彼らの学校についてなど多岐にわたる内容でした。フォーマルなセッションのあとは、お菓子と飲み物を囲んで両国の生徒たちが交流しました。

We truly believe that the exchange between the youth from both Australia and Japan is a fruitful one and the basis of our friendship among the people in both countries.
この両国の若者たちによる交流が実りあるもので、友好関係の礎になるものであると確信しています。
Shounkan students’ families hosted the BC students overnight, and they had a great time with the host family. All the BC students were amazed by how well they were welcomed and said that they will remember this experience for the rest of their lives.
この日の夜、BC生たちは祥雲生の家庭にホームステイし、ホストファミリーと素敵な時間をすごしました。どのBC生も素晴らしい歓迎に驚き、一生忘れない経験になったと言っていました。

On the 15th of July, they left for Kyoto early in the morning.
15日の朝、彼らは京都に向けて出発していきました。

We’re sure that their visit has been exciting and inspiring for the students in Shounkan as well. We hope to develop this program in the future. Thank you all for your cooperation.
 彼らの訪問が祥雲生にとっても楽しく刺激的なものであったと確信しています。そして今後もこの事業を発展させていきたいと考えています。ご協力いただき、本当にありがとうございました。

Here is a selection of the impressions of the BC students:

After the day was finished we met our homestay family, and they were so lovely and friendly. They took us to a summer festival that was so much fun, then they made some delicious food. About 6 o’clock we met Hosho, and he was such an great person and so much fun to hang with. (B.F)

When we were showing the presentation there were two students that stood out and were very nice to see and asked some good questions and that was Shoki Tazawa and Akinari Sato and I would like to thank them for their contribution. (J.N)

My visit to Sanda Shounkan was extremely educational, fun and a brand new experience. All members of the staff and students were extremely polite, friendly and very helpful.
Our home stay family were extremely welcoming and friendly towards us, they took us to the local mall and we got to see some of the Japanese stores and fashion. At night we had fireworks which was so much fun. (O.M)

Lastly, my favorite and most memorable part of my trip would definitely be my homestay! I’ve never met such welcoming, considerate and inviting people in my lifetime. (M.W)

My favorite part of this experience was definitely the home stay and meeting all your students! The classes that we attended were lovely everyone was kind and welcomed us with open arms. I loved meeting our buddies and becoming great friends with them.
*I would’ve loved to have stayed with our home stay family for a couple more nights. (M.A)

One of the activities I enjoyed was making the soba noodles with Manys and our buddy, Saki. It was really nice getting to know Saki and knowing how to make the noodles.
My favorite part of the trip was the home stay. The family was very welcoming. They made us a big dinner and the food was so yummy! They gave me and Manys such an amazing experience that I will never forget and I would definitely go back to visit. I would like to say a very big thank you to my family, they were amazing. (J.P)

The presentation in front of the students going to Australia was very nerve-wracking but I’m happy the students learned something from it.
The mingling with the students was definitely one of my favorite parts. The atmosphere was buzzing with happiness. I was glad the students had finally broken out of their shells and were eager to learn more about Australia. (M.N)

My homestay family were absolutely amazing! They constantly made sure we were okay and helped show us everything! I enjoyed eating new food like sashimi. It was really good to see what a Japanese house looks like and how they live! (C.M)

I was quite nervous while doing my presentation and am extremely grateful for the politeness of the students while they listened. (J.B)

I would like to thank my homestay family for having me. It was an amazing experience and it was fantastic learning the ways that Japanese people live. They were very kind and I enjoyed my stay. Also our student, she was a very good friend at taught us different things. Sanda Shounkan is a very lovely school and the students are also wonderful.
Thank you for having our Butler College Students. (K.C)
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