Kumaishi Daiichi JHS held a special Halloween class for the second grade. The students were introduced to some traditional Halloween activities including: pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and a guessing game called ‘What’s in the box?’ Everyone had a lot of fun and I was impressed at the imaginative pumpkins carved by the class.
The last month has been really lovely, but busy. I’ve now started working at six schools around Yakumo and in my spare time I have visited: Sapporo, Hakodate, Lake Touya, Lake Akan, Nakagawa and Iwamizawa! I really enjoy travelling around Hokkaido but find I’m spending many, many hours in my car. Road safety is something we take seriously in the UK and I was happy to see it’s something that is taken seriously in Hokkaido too.
Last week, Nodaoi Junior High School ran a very successful Safety Drivers’ Campaign day. The staff and students made bunches of flowers in the morning and then, with the help of the local Police, gave them to passing drivers in the afternoon.
All students gave out at least two bunches of flowers, along with a road safety leaflet. I’ve never seen a school take part in this type of activity before and thought it was a brilliant idea!