Gin Gin stu­dents fundraise for their trip to Japan

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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