Mercury Bay Area School
On Monday 30 March and Tuesday 31 March 2015, consulate staff visited six classes (Year 7&8&10, total 126 students) at the Mercury Bay Area School in Whitianga with special guest Ms Akiko Harada who is the National Language Advisor for Japanese.
Year 7&8 students enjoyed learning Japanese culture and basic Japanese words through the DVD and presentation. Year 10 students had a great fun to learn about Japanese food with suprisingly realistic food replicas.
It was a great opportunity to introduce Japanese language and culture to the students to build interest and awareness of Japanese language learning at their school.