The town of Ikata has again successfully made it through another exchange between her sister city of Red Wing, Minnesota. A total of eight students from several Junior High Schools throughout the peninsula were sent along with two chaperons this year. Similarly, two chaperons and seven students from the town of Red Wing stayed in Ikata for roughly two weeks.
The entire event is documented on the town’s exchange-program-specific blog, The Flying Mikan. Please feel free to visit to get an idea of the kinds of events that children from two very different areas of the world get to participate in. Now in it’s 15th year, the Ikata/Red Wing exchange program is a testament to the positivity and personal growth that can blossom out of a sister city relationship.
In other news,
1) The English version of this website will be undergoing an update in the next few months with several more pages of information.
2) October 10th is Physical Education Day, a national holiday.
3) October 19th come on down to Seto Junior High School for the Regional Elementary School Taiko Meet
4) Several events are planned for the final week of October (26th through the 30th) including a slideshow presentation at the Futami Folk Museum showcasing “Sadamisaki’s Natural Beauty”, the start of the 65th annual book reading week “Believe in the Power of Books!”, as well as the Cultural Festivals of both the Misaki and Seto area (on the 29th and 30th, respectfully)
If you have any questions concerning these events, please contact us.