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'...As a result of their visit we have more students choosing to take part in foreign exchanges including to our partner school in India. Many of the mentors are still in contact with the Japanese students they befriended during their stay; I suspect they will be lifelong contacts. For a school in a rural area the opportunity to have a glimpse of a different culture changes our students view of the world...'
Ms D Strutt - Head Teacher
Whitecross High School, Hereford
'Just a quick note to say how much all of us here at Four Oaks really enjoyed the visit of the girls form St.Mary's last week. Our Year 6 pupils had a fantastic time as usual and the Japanese girls were a credit to both you and their school. Please consider us for next year, we are very keen to continue our link with you as the Japanese group's visit has become a traditional part of the school year!...'
Mr M Benton - Deputy Head Teacher
Four Oakes Primary School, Birmingham
CHE work with a number of both state and independent schools across the UK, providing opportunities for cultural exchange between Japanese and British school children of all ages.
Our most rewarding and successful programmes include 'integration' between our visiting Japanese groups and local schools. Such programmes embody one of the founding principles upon which our organisation was built - to encourage true understanding and respect across cultural barriers.
Integration activities can vary greatly, as can the age of the students involved. We work with UK Primary Schools and children as young as 5 years old right up through to Sixth Form students, many of whom have formed lasting friendships with visiting Japanese students.
UK Schools who wish to be involved do not necessarily have to teach Japanese as part of the syllabus, however many schools that do have gone on to incorporate our integration programme as part of their Japanese language course.
If you are interested for your school to become involved in an international cultural exchange of some kind or would simply like more information, please send an email to: email@example.com