St Edward’s Prep School were today joined by pupils from Yono Junior School, a school located in Japan, to take part in some fun activities and lessons. The experience provided a fantastic opportunity for both groups of students to share their cultures with one another.

Children from Year 3 up to Year 6 were involved in welcoming the visitors and taking part in a variety of different lessons and practical sessions.

Following their arrival and a tour of our grounds, the visiting pupils were split into groups to join our Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils in lessons. The activities on offer included practical mathematics using a tangram (a puzzle made up of seven shapes), the making of frogs and other designs in origami, and some mental arithmetic lessons focussing on clocks and the concept of time.

After a short break the groups then participated in a range of practical sessions including making white chocolate chip shortbread, taking part in a Music lesson where they played instruments singing some well-known chart hits, an Art lesson using and shaping clay, and time outdoors playing netball with Year 3.

We would like to thank Yono Junior School for taking time out of their visit to England to spend the morning with us and hope they enjoyed the experience of a day in the life at an English School.