Cultural Festival (Enjyu-sai)
After weeks of careful preparation, students were eager to show off their exhibits, and perform in front of the more than 14,000 visitors who braved the heat and humidity to attend this year’s Cultural Festival (Bunkasai). The event is always one of the high points on the school calendar, because it gives students the chance to take a break from the rigors of academic study and to display their creative sides. The festival is organised and run by the students themselves, allowing them to take on leadership and collaborative roles within the student council and within their homerooms and clubs. As visitors strolled the corridors of the school they were lured into classrooms by the colorful banners to see a range of exciting displays, games, and performances. The students of homeroom 3-8 took visitors on an interplanetary trip to Mercury, Mars, and Venus as they explored the idea of future terra-forming. The International Circle alerted visitors to the dangers caused to the world’s oceans and marine fauna by excessive plastic waste. The English Club created a video performance of the fairytale The Emperor’s New Clothes. Homeroom 2-A set up a bazaar, selling second-hand goods to raise money for charity. In these and a wide variety of other activities the students demonstrated their talents, creativity, and ingenuity, all while having a great deal of fun.
World’s oceans and marine fauna