On July 3rd 2014, the Japan Foundation London Library was delighted to welcome 22 pupils and two teachers from Newstead Wood School. The pupils were all Year 8 students and are studying Japanese language.
The Library and Resources Officer, Miho Takamura, introduced the library to the pupils using simple Japanese words. Pupils were then invited to play a hiragana card game and then they explored the library themselves. The manga section proved particularly popular! Pupils also enjoyed making their own purikura mini photos, using the purikura activity on Japan Foundation’s Erin’s Challenge! I Can Speak Japanese website. Some students enjoyed playing the Japanese traditional board game of Go.
Others tried on Japanese school uniform and Kimono and took selfies.
The library is open to all members of the public who wish to use its resources for Japanese language study. For further details on how to join and the types of membership available, please click here. The library will be open as usual throughout the school summer holidays, so please come and visit!
Finally, we’d like to thank the teachers and pupils of Newstead Wood School for visiting us –
If you are interested in organising a library tour for your pupils, please contact the Japan Foundation Library at email@example.com for more information.