Monthly Archives: December 2015

SDC Photos

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Otsukaresama to all our SDC attendees! Hopefully you had a good time, not just soaking in all the information, but also getting a chance to connect with other ALTs and JTEs. Before we get to all the photos, much love and thanks to everyone who helped out to make SDC a great success, our fantastic presenters, panelists, and behind the scenes staff. And before we forget, a special thank you to KumAJET for running the charity bake sale and providing drinks for all the attendees!

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Ice Skating at Aqua Dome Kumamoto

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The ice skating rink at Aqua Dome Kumamoto (Kumamoto City) is now open for the winter season! The ice skating rink will be in operation until March 31. Aqua Dome Kumamoto is open from 10AM to 9PM (last check-in is at 8PM), but is closed every Wednesday. For the New Year’s holidays, it will be open from 10AM to 6PM on December 30th, but closed on December 31st and January 1st.

Entrance to Aqua Dome Kumamoto is 1400 yen for adults, 1000 yen for junior high school students and 800 yen for elementary school students. Skate rental is 400 yen a person. There are two rinks available, a main large rink as well as a smaller rink for beginner skaters.

You can find more information at the Aqua Dome website: (Google Maps Link)

Higoko Wakuwaku English Camp for JHS Students

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Following the successful ES version of the camp last month, Kumamoto Prefecture held the first annual Higoko Wakuwaku English Camp for Junior High School students at Grand Messe on December 12th. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students from every part of Kumamoto came to interact with ALTs from all over the world.

The high energy from all the students was a perfect match with the enthusiasm and hard work of all our ALT volunteers, which made for a great experience for everyone! Many students said they would love to come back next year if they have the chance.

Here are a few pictures from the JHS camp. Don’t forget to click “continue reading” to see more pictures!

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Higoko Wakuwaku English Camp for ES Students

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On November 21 at Hotel Terrsa in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture held the first annual Higoko Wakuwaku English Camp for Elementary School students. 5th and 6th grade students from all over Kumamoto came to Terrsa eager to use English and learn about foreign countries from fantastic ALT volunteers.

This was the first time an event like this has been held in Kumamoto and with the support of everyone in addition to the great attitude of the kids in attendance, it turned out to be a big success!

Here are a few pictures from the ES camp. Make sure to click “continue reading” for more pictures!

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