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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913

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CA Students Connect, Celebrate Home Culture

Part of being a Canadian Academy student is being connected to other local schools and organizations. Congratulations to Eun and Yool for participating in this event, representing Canadian Academy and celebrating its diversity.

The following is a reflection from one of the participants.

"Hi, I am Eun from grade 9. Last week, my brother Yool (G3) gave a speech at the Sekai Kodomo Festival (World Children Festival). The third graders of Fukiai high school planned this event as an extension of their personal projects. This event aimed to help young children living in Japan remember their mother tongues. Therefore, they invited six groups of children from other countries to give speeches about their culture in their mother tongue.

My brother talked about traditional Korean food, Tteok-Guk (Rice-cake soup). I also participated in the event as a volunteer. I was the MC for a gesture game about traditional foods from different countries. As the players were elementary school children, some had difficulty identifying the food and demonstrating them as a motion. We didn’t have much time, so I had to give hints to help the children guess the answer. The most challenging part was not engaging with the children’s thoughts as I guided them.

Communicating with younger children was more difficult than I thought. But it was fun listening to speeches in different languages even though I did not understand them at all. I thank Fukiai High School students who organized this event and gave me a chance to have a great time with other kids from different nationalities."