Year 10 Japanese

Students in Year 10 Japanese have recently started a pen pal programme with high school students from Sakata West High School in Yamagata prefecture, Japan. Bethany students write in Japanese using all the knowledge they are acquiring in class and the Japanese students write in English. We are learning many interesting things about life in Japan especially about family and schooling in Japan. Sakata is situated on the west coast of Japan and they receive very few foreign visitors so they are all very excited about making new Australian friends! If the name Sakata sounds familiar then it may be because of the rice crackers you eat. Sakata rice crackers originated in this village more than 50 years ago.

We look forward to this continued building of cross cultural friendships through more emails and Skype.

Rachael Colreavy

Teacher