On October 22 we received a group of students and teachers from Institution Marmoutier. This marks the 5th time that our friends from France have come to Nigawa for a short-term exchange.
Throughout the day, our visitors took part in activities with Nigawa Gakuin elementary, junior high and high school students. In addition to numerous activities that included joint classes, kendo, caligraphy and tea ceremony, the French students were hosted for 4 nights by Nigawa students, giving them a unique chance to experience Japanese home life. Moreover, the host students had an opportunity to make new friends and communicate with students from abroad in a more relaxed setting outside the school. These friendships have, in the past, been ongoing, with students staying in contact even after the program has completed.
Thank you Marmoutier for yet another exciting day. All of us here at Nigawa Gakuin look forward to your next visit in 2020.