Teaching at the Police Academy

Today, I had the opportunity to teach at the Prefecture’s Police Academy.

Upon arriving at the school, I was ushered to a small waiting area cum pantry.
There, one of the staff warned me in advance that when I enter the classroom, the students would all greet me very loudly. Also, whenever the students walk past any guest, senior officer or teacher on campus, they would give a loud greeting as well.

Okay, I got it. Police training is similar to the army I guess.

It was about time to head up to the classroom on the third floor.
I entered the classroom.
The first-row student on the extreme left gave everyone a signal. Then,
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First school visit to an Elementary school

I did a presentation on my home country and the traditional games we play, to 107 Elementary 1 school students today. It took me about two days to prepare the slides, with most of my time spent on finding the most appropriate pictures. Due to the age of the students, I wasn’t able to use many words in my presentation and I couldn’t even use Kanji! Everything had to be kept simple.

I talked about the environment, food, games and school system of my home country. It was nice to see → Read more

Touring an Elementary School

As participants of the JET Programme in my hometown, we are allowed to visit the elementary Japanese schools here to see how the English classes are like. Although I have been to a Japanese Senior High School during their yearly school festival, I have never been to an elementary school. I went down with one of my close friend who is also on the programme today. I’m very glad I → Read more