'Postcard' from Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
On the 17th of June, five students from DAIS participated in the Round Square activity “Postcard”, hosted by the Kogakuin University in Tokyo on Zoom. The goal of this activity was to bring students from all over the world together to discuss their lifestyles and how they spend their time with their friends.
Prior to the session, the students filled a form describing how they spent time with their friends during and before the lockdown. The session consisted of over 70 participants from about 15 schools from India, Peru, Jordan, Japan, Pakistan and the USA. The experience was extremely enlightening and interactive. The students learnt about the life of a high school student in Tokyo today and how it has evolved over the years. The host school highlighted various activities that Japanese students enjoyed ranging from watching movies and going to the mall to taking lots of pictures. They also shared a typical day in the life of a Japanese teenager. Further, the school had compiled all the participants’ responses shared in their form into a beautiful powerpoint presentation. This was followed by a discussion among the participants who shared photos of their hobbies, as well as fun experiences they’ve had with their friends. The session also included some questions and answers and some lively interaction between the participating students.
Reflecting on the activity, a DAIS student said, “It was great realising that even though we come from such diverse cultures and backgrounds we all have such similar lifestyles and schedules.” It was a wonderful experience for the participants, who learned about a variety of activities enjoyed by their counterparts in other countries and got a chance to meet students from all over the world, all while sitting in the comfort of their own homes.
DAIS Student Delegates:
Dhaniti Parekh, Stuti Daga, Rajveer Batra, Tanay Bhandari, and Rivcka Madhani
Participating Adult Delegates:
Ms. Pratima Sridhar and Ms. Manisha Nanda