Boys from Beverley Grammar school recently hosted a group of five students from Keiai Gakuen Senior High School, a school situated in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo. As part of this cultural exchange it has now been confirmed that the five boys that hosted, along with 3 others, have been invited to Japan in October 2016.
The visiting students were treated to a variety of events, both in and outside of school: visiting local historical venues, savouring the delicacies offered at the Beverley Christmas market, and competing in team quizzes and sporting events.
Although a far cry from the students’ own lives, they enjoyed their time here very much, expressing as much in letters of thanks to the school and their hosts. The Grammar School boys wanted to give the Japanese students an opportunity to learn about the British culture and they are excited to be given the opportunity to head to Japan to learn about the way of life of their new friends.
Gavin Chappell, Head teacher said “this is the first collaboration of this type between the schools, and Beverley Grammar School hopes it will become an annual event so that more of our students can enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. I am sure the cultural differences will be a real eye opener for our boys.”
This exchange is part of a long running programme that Beverley High School has been involved in with Keiai Gakuen Senior High School. Beverley Grammar School, and in particular the participating boys, were very excited to be invited into this programme