Japan immersion for pre-primary tots

Japanese Consulate General support staff member Nebu Fukumoto with Poppy Savage, Mitio Mackie, Nina Golden and Rose Bustleman.|Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d407613
Japanese Consulate General support staff member Nebu Fukumoto with Poppy Savage, Mitio Mackie, Nina Golden and Rose Bustleman.|Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d407613

The pre-primary students received a visit from the Consulate General of Japan, watching a short video about life there, learning a few words and making Samurai origami helmets from newspaper.

Students were also given the chance to visit the newly opened Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre in City Beach, where they were able to do a two-hour workshop on Japanese culture and see the authentic Japanese garden.

White Gum Valley’s Maureen French said the students loved learning about the differences between the two cultures and hopefully had gained an appreciation and respect for the country.

‘Our visitors from the embassy were lovely and very patient with helping the children create their helmets and the students were also in awe of what a typical school day in Japan involved,’ she said.