A New Year’s Shrine Visit

A new year in Japan is a very special time. It’s a time for setting goals, learning new things and trying our best.

Today k1,2 and 3 had the opportunity to visit a shrine near our school and pray for good fortune and health in the new year.



The students handled themselves fantastically outside. They happily spoke to their teachers all the way to the shrine. They listened nicely when we arrived and moved through the line quickly so that we didn’t hold up other people visiting. It was great to see them out on their best behavior.



The first thing we did when we arrived at the shrine was quickly practice the proper ceremony. All the students copied their teacher to correctly do their 2 claps, 2 bows, 1 prayer and finally 1 more bow.



We hope the students enjoyed the visit as much as we did.



Well done everyone.



Prime Academic Preschool Gotanda