A group of Golden Secondary School students will be leaving for a trip and cultural exchange in Japan on Mar. 10. From left: Maj-Britt Bargstedt

Students prepare for trip to Japan

A group of students from Golden Secondary are leaving today for a 10 day tour around Japan.

A group of students from Golden Secondary School are fine tuning their chopstick skills and practicing their konichiwas and arigatos as they prepare to embark on the trip of their young lives.

Nine GSS Students will be a part of a group that will spend ten days travelling around Japan, from Tokyo to Kyoto to Hiroshima. They’ll visit ancient temples, explore lakes and take in historic sites, but the premier cultural experience will entail something else entirely: a stay with a Japanese family.

“They’ll actually get to see what a Japanese family’s home is like and what they eat…a one on one experience with a Japanese family,” said Monica De, one of the trip’s organizers and chaperones. “Living with a home stay family is really going to teach them about the Japanese lifestyle.”

The students will be travelling to Japan as part of the Rocky Mountain International Student Program and will visit the program’s sister city of Annaka, a city near Tokyo.

There will also be a significant educational component to the trip, as the students will be tasked with teaching their peers about certain historical sites.

“They all have to do presentations on each of our destinations, so they learn a little bit about the place that we’re going to and then they have to present it to the students on the trip so that we can all learn a little bit about our destinations,” De said. The students are leaving for their trip today.

 

Just Posted

Get to know your 2018 election candidates

How can the Town help addess labour shortages and the increasing demand for employees?

Your Mountain Minute for October 18

Golden’s weekly 60-second news recap… Continue reading

Marijuana legalization prompts closure of Nicholson dispensary

Helping people has always been top of mind for Canyon Creek Medical… Continue reading

Fatality on Hwy 93/95 near Radium

Accident by Juniper Heights shuts down highway

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

Most Read