Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form welcomed a group of 39 Japanese students during March. They came from a school in Nagamo, Japan to learn about British culture and education, as well as to educate the British students about their own culture.

During the week, as well as sitting in on sixth form lessons, they ran workshops in calligraphy (Shodo), traditional games, tea ceremonies and Japanese cooking.

Ferndown Upper’s students enjoyed learning how to write their names in Japanese, create their favourite Pokemon characters out of origami and also tasted a variety of Japanese sweets, nuts and teas.

The week ended with a British tea party and a bouncy castle.

Ferndown Upper School is looking forward to a new group of students arriving in July, this time from Taiwan.

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