Gin Gin students fundraise for their trip to Japan
GIN GIN State High School has a proud reputation for academic excellence and a desire to provide learning pathways for all students.
Six very excited students studying Japanese are fundraising to help their small and enthusiastic class travel to Japan at the end of the year.
Whitney Woodfield said the group is excited and thrilled to be heading to Japan later this year.
The trip to Japan it as an opportunity to experience another culture and to use some of the Japanese the students have been learning over the past five years.
Liz Walker, Head of Department of Gin Gin State High School, said the group was working hard to achieve something they had dreamt about as far back as when they had first come to high school.
“We are very lucky to have a Japanese-born teacher, Eri Belz, so her knowledge of the places that the students are going to is wonderful.”
“They will also have some time in Mrs Belz’s hometown and I am sure she will love showing them around,” Mrs Walker said.
The trip has been made possible because of Mrs Belz, her planning with another teacher of Japanese from Kepnock State High School and, of course, the fundraising of the students and their parents.
This year’s students are the first group to go through Gin Gin High School studying Japanese at the senior level.
Mrs Walker said the students have certainly
HEADING TO JAPAN: Ms Eri Belz, Kallila Banda, Laetitia Pearce, Alaynah Rofe, (back row) Amber Bartley, Harmoney Curtis and Whitney Woodfield.