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Japanese taster at Staines Prep School
Marina teaching the students Japanese
Marina teaching the students Japanese

At the beginning of March, the pupils of Staines Preparatory School became the latest to receive a Japanese language taster courtesy of the Japan Foundation's StepOutNet programme. Marina Ishido-Kidd, a StepOutNet volunteer, visited the school and had a lot of fun teaching the Year 6 students Japanese greetings and numbers. She also told them about Japanese culture and, in return, the pupils were excited to talk to her about their own experiences with judo and karate.

After the visit, Claire Eastaugh, Head of Languages at the school said:

"She inspired me and the children to learn more Japanese and to learn more languages in general."

Thank you to Marina and the staff and students of Staines Preparatory School for helping to make the visit such a success.

If your school is interested in arranging a similar visit, please e-mail for more details.