Kidzuna Community Connection
Next Kidzuna Community Connection event:
World Book Day- Sunday 5th March 2:00-4:00.
Come and enjoy a wide range of fun activities, led by NIS student and teacher volunteers. Many of the activities will have been devised by NIS students themselves. Activities will include sharing picture books in English and Japanese, making our own books and enjoying book-related art and craft.
Best of all, we will be sharing some of the World Book Day activities that NIS students have been enjoying in their regular classes.
We will also be welcoming a special guest from Rikuzentakata in Tohoku, Amya Miller.
Amya has been closely involved in the recovery activities in Rikuzentakata, a city which was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
She is co-author of the wonderful picture book "The Extraordinary Voyage of the Kamome, a Tsunami Boat Comes Home" (いつまでもともだちでいようね）As well as sharing her book in English and Japanese, Amya will also have some copies available to sign!
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The Kidzuna Community Connection project aims to provide opportunities for NIS to contribute to its immediate and wider community.
At each event, local Japanese children have had a chance to come and enjoy a range of activities with NIS volunteer student helpers, and of course practice their English as they do so.
Kidzuna weekend art-craft events for local elementary school and kindergarten students have taken place on a regular basis from 2013, and will continue through the 2016-17 academic year and beyond. Each event has a different theme, for example, Creative Olympics, World Book Day and Earth Day.
Kidzuna events so far have been free of charge, but we encourage participants to make a donation to NIS support activities in Tohoku.