Clifton Hills PS students turning Japanese, I really think so


Clifton Hills Primary School students Tayla Shorter, Bella Nielsen, Laith Powell, Daniel Nielsen and Mark Purser. Picture: Bruce Hunt d481375
Clifton Hills Primary School students Tayla Shorter, Bella Nielsen, Laith Powell, Daniel Nielsen and Mark Purser. Picture: Bruce Hunt d481375

NINJAS, geishas and Taiko drummers took over Clifton Hills Primary School on Tuesday as students turned Japanese for a day.

Different aspects of Japanese culture took over the school as students dressed up, played traditional games and performed Japanese dances and musical items as well as keeping their hands busy with Japanese crafts and food.

Clifton Hills PS deputy principal Patricia Della Franca said it was important for students to experience and learn about a different culture.

“Promoting other cultures within the school curriculum helps students to be culturally aware that their classmates may be very different to them, but it also gives them the opportunity to see the unique and amazing things that come from other cultures and ways of life,” she said.

“By promoting other cultures, children come to understand that we are all different and that we can learn and grow together.

“The students really enjoyed the day, enthusiastically participating in all activities and many have asked when the next one will be held.”

Ms Della Franca said Japanese was the designated language that Clifton Hills students learnt, which they could continue at Kelmscott Senior High School.

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