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Japanese students enjoy Weymouth
LIFE’S a beach for a group of Japanese students this summer thanks to Weymouth College.
Fifteen students have been enjoying the sights of Weymouth and Portland this August as part of the college’s International Summer School.
Students have been visiting the borough through Weymouth College since 2005, and this summer’s visit has been hailed as ‘the best one ever’.
Weymouth College’s International Student Co-ordinator, Liz Evans, said: “The group of students are from Wasegaku Schools in Tokyo and we have a brilliant working relationship with them.
“They are from seven schools and colleges for students aged 12 to 19, and have been coming to us since 2005.
“Their principal, two vice-principals and the tutor who brings the students to us, visited us in 2005 and I paid a return trip this spring. I was treated like a member of their extended family and have been asked to go to their graduation ceremonies next February. For the first time, they tried the outdoor activities and thoroughly enjoyed them.”
The students enjoyed a jam-packed two weeks of activities.
Fun events have included games of bowling, touring the Jurassic Coast and visits to Tout Quarry, Weymouth SeaLife Park, St Catherine’s Chapel, Weymouth beach, Abbotsbury, Stonehenge and the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).
The group’s favourite activity of the fortnight was trying out a range of water sports at the Weymouth College Adventure Academy based at WPNSA, in particular paddleboarding, in Portland Harbour.
Along with the activities, the summer school students attended English classes, music and craft workshops and art classes.
They were also given a farewell ceremony with their host families at Weymouth College, alongside Liz Evans.
The vice-principal for enterprise and employability thanked them for coming to the college for their eigth year.
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