English Challenge / イングリッシュ・チャレンジ
Recently we had English Challenge. English Challenge is an English event for 9th grade students. There are 5 contests; drama, singing, speech, story writing, and comic writing.
We had some excellent stories and comics this year. I was really amazed at the topics the students tackled - they were all very deep and made me think about my life. Some of the topics include LGBTQ, death, regret, human nature, discrimination and teamwork. They were really fantastic.
The drama and singing contests were also amazing. It was so difficult to choose the winners. One drama group did a musical and it was so cool. They sang and danced and really entertained us. Other groups had a lot of funny moments in their plays. The singing groups were very cool - we had guitarists, pianists, and tambourine players. They sang songs by Taylor Swift, 1D, and Journey.
The speeches were quite excellent. One student talked about Japanese culture that seems to be popular overseas, and another talked about how to be successful in learning. They were very informative.
Overall, we had about 120 students take part in English Challenge and just over 100 9th grade students come to watch the performances. A lot of teachers also came to support the students. It was a wonderful day and I have a lot of good memories thanks to everyone.