Three months ago, Hayley Gatward and I were lucky enough to experience two whole weeks in a Japanese High school. Our host families, who had previously come to New Zealand to experience Edgewater College, provided us with authentic Japanese meals as well as providing us trips to major tourist attractions, such as Tokyo Disneyland, and a popular Japanese pastime of Karaoke.
Meikei High School students were very welcoming and Hayley and I created many friendships and bonds, as well as getting to explore typical Japanese school life (which included having class on Saturday). It was a great learning opportunity and we have wonderful memories of the people and our time in Japan!
By Jadha Mackay, Y12