Urawa Japanese Exchange 2016
20 students from the Upper Fifth and Lower Sixth Form set off to Japan to visit long-term exchange partner, Urawa High School, where they attended lessons, learned the school song and introduced themselves, in Japanese, in front of 1,200 boys in an assembly. In addition, the boys were envoys in Year 1 to Year 6 classes in a local Primary School, and their visit made it into the local news.
For many boys who had experienced exchanges in European partner schools, this exchange was very different, due to the unfamiliar culture and conventions. Their stay with Japanese host families enabled them to sample family culture and culinary delicacies. The trip also included a visit to Nikko, with its famous waterfalls and temples, and finally, Tokyo, a melting pot of tradition and technology.