Japan Evening – 22/01/18

Following the success of the first ever Gloucestershire secondary school trip to Japan in autumn 2017, staff, students and members of the local community were invited to a special celebration evening on Monday 22nd January 2018.

We were delighted to welcome the owner of Koj Restaurant in Cheltenham as our guest speaker (former winner of BBC Masterchef) who talked about his experiences of Japanese life. We also enjoyed demonstrations by the Winchcombe Morris Dancing group led and performances from the students of a Shakespeare play which was performed at the farewell party at our partner school, just outside Tokyo. All of the students took part in this event which gave everyone an insight into the experiences of staying with a host family in Japan as well as seeing some of the gifts and traditional dress they brought back. The hall was decorated with traditional Japanese plants and it was a great opportunity for those who went on the trip to share their memories and photos with family and friends who came along to watch the students receive certificates for their outstanding contributions.

Mrs Playfair would like to thank all staff and students and parents for their support.