COVID-19の影響で、例年Elmbridge のケアホームで行うキャロリングが中止せざるを得ない状況となりました。しかし、生徒たちは、毎年待っていてくださるケアホームの方々に自分たちの気持ちを伝えようと、キャロリング動画を作ることになりました。

この状況のもと、毎年同様のクリスマスは過ごせないかもしれませんが、ぜひ生徒たちの演奏や歌唱をお楽しみください。

動画は近隣のケアホームや教会にプレゼントする予定です。

リンクはこちらhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8e13oBo_Ow&feature=youtu.be

冬期休暇中の電話でのお問い合わせにつきましてクリスマスや年末年始により、下記の期間は、お休みとなっております。

英国本校:  2020年12月24日(木)~27日(日)、2020年12月31日(木)~2021年1月3日(月)
東京事務所: 2020年12月21日(月)~2021年1月7日(木)

メールは定期的に確認しておりますが、冬期休暇中につき、学校からの返信が通常より遅れる場合がございます。ご理解のほどお願い申し上げます。

2020年度の高校3年生の英語の授業では、1、2学期を通して「環境問題」をテーマに様々な切り口から地球環境について考えてきました。

レベル別に4クラスに別れて、それぞれの先生のもとで授業に取り組んできましたが、2学期末の授業では、学年全員で集まり、英語でのプレゼンテーションを行いました。

前回に引き続き、高校3年生の感想を掲載します。今回は英語のエッセイとなっています。

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My teacher has taught me many environmental issues in school, but this term’s class on environmental problems was one of the classes in which I have learned the most about it.

During the holidays, I made a poster focusing on Transition Town and Zero Garbage Day. I was impressed by the transition town activity as I didn’t know about it before being taught in this term. When I heard about the environmental problems, I imagined reducing garbage and carbon dioxide; however, I found out that in Transition Town, in order to stop depending on oil, preventing the progress of environmental destruction and shifting to a sustainable society, citizens voluntarily think about local life and act with consciousness every day.

Also, after coming to school, I was able to listen to everyone’s presentations. This led to a deeper understanding of various environmental problems. In my friend’s presentation, I was surprised that vegans are also involved in cosmetics. She presented LUSH as an example. This was a shop I had visited, so when I learned that the shop was working on solving environmental problems, it made me more determined to pay attention to more things when shopping and the next time I go to LUSH.

We constantly produce garbage, so I think it’s important to keep in mind when throwing away trash and buying new things. Therefore, I would like to work not only on 3Rs but also on 6Rs, which aims to reduce plastic waste. I think it is especially important to reduce plastic waste to protect the future of the sea. For example, avoid getting plastic bags when shopping, or use your own bottles instead of plastic bottles. Now that coronavirus is prevalent, I think that using a reusable bag or water bottle will prevent infection because there is less contact.

In conclusion, I would like to act to protect the environment, even if it is trivial, in order to make the world a comfortable place to live in the future.
(333 words)

(高等部3年生 女子)

2020年度の高校3年生の英語の授業では、1、2学期を通して「環境問題」をテーマに様々な切り口から地球環境について考えてきました。

レベル別に4クラスに別れて、それぞれの先生のもとで授業に取り組んできましたが、2学期末の授業では、学年全員で集まり、英語でのプレゼンテーションを行いました。

今年度の授業を受けて、高校3年生の感想を掲載していきたいと思います。

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高校三年生の英語の授業では、一年間、環境問題について学びました。学校の授業や個人的にも深く考えたことのないトピックでしたが、自分なりに楽しんで取り組むことができました。1学期は記事から意見を書く課題を行いました。難しそうと思いましたが、興味のある記事を選ぶことができ、楽しかったです。記事を選び、記事に対して英語で意見を書くことを繰り返したことで自分の力が伸びたと思います。夏休みからは自分の興味のあるトピックにつして調べてプレゼンテーションを行いました。私は今の環境問題をより良くする方法として、製品や建物という観点からリサーチを進めました。そこでプレゼンテーションの作り方も学ぶことができました。私自身は環境問題で起きている現象についてはよく調べませんでしたが、他の人のプレゼンテーションから知識を得ることができました。世界には多くの問題があり、解決への行動には様々な方法があることを知って驚きました。もしすべての人が注意深く行動でしたら環境問題を解決することができるかもしれないと思いました。

これからは、リサーチやプレゼンテーションを普段の生活に活かしたいです。例えば、環境に優しいものをなるべく買う。ゴミを減らす。自分ができることを探し続けたいです。

世界には環境問題だけではなくて社会問題など様々な問題があります。なので様々な問題へアタックできるトランジションタウンはとても良いアイデアだと思いました。私は大学で街について学びを深めたいと考えているため、このような考え方を覚えておきたいです。大学生になると世界で起きている知らなかったことを沢山学ぶと思います。まずは興味を持って、自分の意見を持ちたいです。もし機会があったら環境問題で影響を受けている場所にも行って自分の目で見てみたいと考えています。

(高等部3年生 女子)

5月のハーフターム期間中、高等部の生徒を対象に『私を変えた身近な異文化体験』をテーマとした英文エッセイを自主課題として募集しました。28名の生徒が自主的に取り組み、今まで経験したこと、普段感じていることについて英語を使って自分自身の体験を共有してくれました。

立教英国学院高等部より多くの生徒が参加してくれたので学校として「奨励賞」をいただくことができました。

今回は、IIBCのエッセイコンテスト、本選への応募作品2品を紹介したいと思います。

Certificateの拡大画像

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Acceptance is the first step to improve myself

I felt a lot of cultural differences from Japan since I have lived in the UK. It contains good things and bad things. Among them, what I thought to be nice is that British is rich in volunteer spirit.

Various volunteer activities are conducted in Japan. However, in the UK, I think that volunteer activities are more frequent than in Japan. For example, I often happen to see recycle boxes for picking up the clothes that are no longer needed here and there. Also, in my town, there is a volunteer activity that collects the unneeded items for cancer patient. Various volunteer activities have been carried out in schools, communities and society.

What I especially like is that children can actively do volunteer. This means that people set their own goals and raise money as rewards for achieving goals. In fact, I participated in the fund-raising by running and achieving the tasks. I have taken part in the red feather campaign at school in Japan, but I could not make any money yet, so I did not feel like I had donated. The volunteer activities in Japan have a strong meaning to help people in vulnerable positions and there is a recognition that taking part in the volunteer activities is a great action. In contrast, I think that they can do something useful for people naturally and freely in the UK.

Not only volunteer activities, a spirit of helping each other is not special for British people.

‘Please have a seat’. ‘Can I help you with your luggage?’ You can hear these words frequently. In fact, when I had an injury in my leg, I was given up my seats and I have had a kind person carry my heavy suitcase. Also, I could not talk to someone to give up my seats due to embarrassment when I was in Japan. However, I became able to talk to give up my seats. Circumstance in Britain changed me.

Japanese still have a sense that the volunteer activities are unfamiliar. Japanese people have a wonderful heart ‘omotenashi’ that is Japanese hospitality. However, I think that a modest attitude of keeping down self-assertiveness is a virtue, so volunteer activities are embarrassing for Japanese people. In Japan, there tends to be a lot of peer pressure. Moreover, it is said that it is easy to feel resistance to something different from ourselves. In other words, if everyone does volunteer, I am considering that the spirit of volunteering is easily take root.

Through the spirit of volunteering in the UK, I learned the importance of trying to understand other people even when I encountered something different thoughts and behaviours. This will allow us to notice and understand the good points of other people. Though there are cultural differences such as living condition and religion, there is certainly something that we can seem wonderful. How could I not act despite that we know it is nice action? I started to think that it is not embarrassing to act, but it is embarrassing not to act. I would like not to be bound by any values and stereotype, make every effort to understand others and have the courage to act what I believe is right in my future. I think that acceptance is the first step to improve myself. [552 words]

(高等部1年生 女子)certificate1.pdf

5月のハーフターム期間中、高等部の生徒を対象に『私を変えた身近な異文化体験』をテーマとした英文エッセイを自主課題として募集しました。28名の生徒が自主的に取り組み、今まで経験したこと、普段感じていることについて英語を使って自分自身の体験を共有してくれました。

立教英国学院高等部より多くの生徒が参加してくれたので学校として「奨励賞」をいただくことができました。

今回は、IIBCのエッセイコンテスト、本選への応募作品2品を紹介したいと思います。

Certificateの拡大画像

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Celebrate our differences

There are nearly 7.5 billion people in the world. We are all different and we are all special. Incredible diversity of culture, language, religion, and appearance make the world more fascinating place. Despite this, the lack of knowledge about differences among us could amplify anxiety and fear that make it difficult to accept others from different backgrounds. My intercultural experiences in the UK taught me the importance of embracing our differences.

Last year, I applied my school’s short exchange programme and studied at local British school. I was instantly mesmerized by its ethnic diversity. During the first week, however, I started to feel isolated and unintentionally put up barriers around me, instead of opening myself up to others. I remember the feeling of anxiety swept over me when I vividly noticed differences between me and other students. But, one girl changed my view of the world dramatically. When I first saw her, she was talking joyfully with her friends. One thing, however, stood out to me was a black headscarf covering her hair; she was a Muslim. Suddenly, the shocking image of Islam terrorism came into my mind. When my friend introduced me to her, I felt nervous. Then she loed at me pleasantly and said,

‘’You have wonderful black hair’’. Seeing her innocent smile, I felt ashamed that I had momentarily associated her with the negative media portrayal of Muslims that was deeply instilled in me.

As time went by, she became one of my precious friends. Her unlimited generousness has been a role model to me. She invited me to her house for dinner twice. On that day, as I entered the room, four adults were speaking quickly in Arabic and her cousins were playing card games. Women all wore flowing dark-coloured robes. The room had a different atmosphere compared with my host family’s house. At that time, I was not ready for some culture shocks. While watching a film together, she suddenly stood up and left the room. Then I heard unfamiliar words from the next room. It took me a few minutes to discern it was prayer. She explained to me later the five daily prayer times are the most important for Muslims. Sitting alone on a sofa I recognised again that I led a completely distinct life from her. Later, her mother cooked curry for dinner. Until that day, I did not know Muslims only eat haral food and do not eat pork. When I started to eat curry with a knife and folk, her little brother gave me a look of confusion which I can never forget. Then I realised that all of them were eating with their fingers, picking up curry and rice proficiently. What I noticed next was they were using the right hand. Little did I know that left hand is considered unclean in Islam, so they shake hands with the right hand and avoid eating with the left hand. Although it sounded onerous for me, they respect their custom. I was the only person who was eating with utensils, using the left hand. As many differences came apparent, I strongly felt as if I had been transported to another world. I thought eating curry with my right hand would be regarded as an impolite manner in Japan. After a moment of hesitation, I made up my mind to eat with my fingers. I was heedful not to mess things up, but her brother told me special knacks and I was becoming used to it. Everyone smiled at me happily. I finally felt I could understand and embrace their culture.

Realising differences widened my global mind-set. After this experience, I felt intercultural communication cannot be achieved by simply improving language skills; rather, it is more important to cherish different cultures. Thus, I started to learn them. With deeper understandings, I could have an image more clearly about other cultures, and this has helped me when I talk with diverse students from China to Brazil. From unparalleled opportunities at her house I learned the importance of taking time to understand people’s cultural backgrounds and respecting our differences. I bear these two things in mind all the time. [695 words]

(高等部3年生 女子)certificate.pdf

タンザニア女性自立のための起業プロジェクトは、今まで、タンザニア、Collyers Collegeと立教英国学院の共同プログラムとして行われて来ました。今回新たに、このプログラムに日英のシニア世代を引き込んだ新たなプログラムが始まります。

若い世代の交流プログラムにコロナ禍で孤立するシニア世代の特技を活かした新たなプログラムを紹介します。

生徒会とOpen Day 2020 実行委員会が中心となって企画・運営した新しい形のオープンデイ。

「新しい」のはオンラインという発表の仕方だけではありません。環境問題、人種問題、貧困やコロナをテーマに据えた取り組みなど、時代に即した研究テーマに生徒達が向き合う姿勢こそが「立教オープンデイの新しい挑戦」です。メインテーマ「世界の明日の為に」を掲げながら、今立教生が世界に向けて発信するメッセージを連載でご紹介していきます。

今回は、生徒会とOpen Day 2020 実行委員会が地元環境保全グループと懇談して作りあげた作品をご紹介します。

生徒会・実行委員会共同制作動画

生徒会とOpen Day 2020 実行委員会が中心となって企画・運営した新しい形のオープンデイ。

1週間のブレイクを朝から晩までフル活用して完成した「立教史上初のWEB オープンデイ」の開会式が日曜日の午後行われました。

Youtubeにアップした開会式用の映像を各クラスのインタラクティブボードで同時再生し、臨場感あふれるスタートとなりました。

その映像の中から、本校生徒会長の開会挨拶をご紹介します。

生徒会長挨拶

生徒会とOpen Day 2020 実行委員会が中心となって企画・運営した新しい形のオープンデイ。

1週間のブレイクを朝から晩までフル活用して完成した「立教史上初のWEB オープンデイ」の開会式が日曜日の午後行われました。

Youtubeにアップした開会式用の映像を各クラスのインタラクティブボードで同時再生し、臨場感あふれるスタートとなりました。

その映像の中から、まずは校長先生の開会挨拶をご紹介します。

校長先生のお話https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kTVgcBz4kfkP-g2HGkxQZyAxQoYTMnfa/view?userstoinvite=insideworks0309@gmail.com&ts=5f9e5eee

 

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