7月20日~8月2日の日程でイギリスの伝統校 Eton College を男子生徒3名が訪問しました。
前半は Eton College の寮に宿泊しました。最初に Eton College の校舎， Windsor Castle を見学して Eton の伝統を学びました。
次に授業と実地研修を組み合わせたプログラムに参加しました。 Science Day では Eton College の自然史博物館で生物の授業を受けてから London 動物園を訪問して，生物の多様性と絶滅危惧種について学びました。 Shakespeare Day ではシェイクスピアについての授業を受けてから Stratford upon Avon を訪れて Henry IV partI を観劇しました。また， Bath と Stonehenge を訪れ古代の歴史にも思いを馳せました。
From July 20th to August 1st, 2014, we went to England on the Eton exchange program with Aoyama high school students and Kariya high school students.
First, we gathered at Eton college, after that we went to Winsor castle, we were guided into Eton. I became taut because I couldn’t communicate with others, but we got friendly during we got going close together. We took science class, we went to London zoo, Roman bath, Stonehenge and Stratford upon Avon, we attended a play that was written by Shakespeare.
And then, I spent time with my host family. I visited their villa, and went to popular destinations for tourists with my host family. They treated me like family. I shared a confidence with my host family.
I learned what is lacking in my English. It’s vocabulary. When I wrote the diary in English, I used the same vocabulary many times. And I couldn’t understand the meanings of their vocabulary. I decided to build strong vocabulary.
Also I found that Eton students have warmth. They acted without hesitation. For example, they carried other’s heavy burden, They didn’t sit on the seat right away. I want to take a cue from their warmth. (G.M)
From the 20th to 31th of July, 3 students went to England on the Eton College, and we had a valuable experience.
First we stayed Angelo’s House. It’s a dormitory. We stayed there for 5 days. When we stayed at this house, we walked around the school, and went to traditional places in England for example Widsor Castle and Roman bath, and played cricket, which is a traditional sport of England with Eton students and other exchange students.
Next we went to home stay and we ate home cooking. Before I went to England, I heard that English cooking tastes bad. But in fact it was delicious, so I was surprised. In the host family’s house, I talked about Japan and played table tennis with host family. So I could become friends with host family. My host family was kind to me, so I was able to have a great time without worries. (Y.N.)
From 20th July to 2nd August, we went to the UK on the Eton college exchange programme. We stayed at Eton college’s dormitory and our exchange partner’s house. We had good time there. We saw Shakespeare’s play. It was fantastic and interesting, and we could learn about Shakespeare and had fun. We also visited Bath and Stonehenge, so we could see old city and history of UK. It was very good weather and there were very good lawn fields. So we enjoyed cricket. We became friends with our partners and other exchange students.
While we stayed at our exchange partner’s house, we experienced life of UK. We also visited London and saw sightseeing places with our partners. I went to Wembley Stadium! I’m a soccer player, so I was very happy.
During the trip, we learned the history and culture of UK, and we enjoyed it. (K.H.)