Ja­panese Chil­dren’s Day

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

ALMOST 300 stu­dents from dif­fer­ent schools cel­e­brated Ja­panese Chil­dren’s Day in City Beach re­cently.

Stu­dents from St Mary’s Angli­can Girls’ School, New­bor­ough Pri­mary School, Church­lands Se­nior High School, Liv­ing Wa­ters Lutheran Col­lege and Thorn­lie Se­nior High School gathered at the Hyogo Cul­tural Cen­tre last week for the event.

The years 4 to Year 12 stu­dents took part in kite mak­ing and fly­ing, and en­joyed the minia­ture sa­mu­rai armour on dis­play.

West Leed­erville kite ex­pert Michael Al­vares taught the chil­dren how to make kites and about Ja­panese cul­ture.

Hyogo Cul­tural Cen­tre Melissa Luyke said it was a “great op­por­tu­nity” for stu­dents from mul­ti­cul­tural back­grounds, dif­fer­ent ages and schools to cel­e­brate the Ja­panese na­tional day.

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