Life in Seika, Japan

Howdy there! My name is Kai and I am the Coordinator for International Relations in Seika Town, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Hopefully by reading this blog you all will get a good picture of what life is like in Seika town, and all the great things that happen down here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

精華中学校発表会 Middle School English Recital and Musical Concert



Today Chris, Seika’s Coordinator for Sister City Relations, and I went to Seika Middle School to watch the English Recital and Musical Concert. We were invited to come and judge the student’s English speech contest. Last year we did the same thing which was really interesting so I was looking forward to doing it again this year. I am always surprised by how good the student’s English is for only being middle school students. I know it’s hard to do any presentation in front of the whole school, but the students seem to have practiced hard and really were able to do their best. We were only aloud to pick one winner from each of the three grade levels so it was pretty hard to pick the best, since everyone was so good.

Aside from the English speech contest the school’s brass band also performed. I thought the same thing as I did last year; these kids are really good for their age! I was most impressed when they played the theme song from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean.” After seeing the band all I could think was, “man, I wish I would have learned to play an instrument when I was in school.”


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