Friends at the beach

G’day! Jason here!


We’re back safely from Australia and we have lots of stories to tell about some wonderful experiences.


I want to tell you about one of the great day’s our group had together.


On our schedule we decided to go to the beach. We went to Raby Bay Foreshore Park, it was a short walk from our house.
The weather was beautiful and perfect for going into the sea.


When we arrived, I met some friends from the UK. It was the first time we had met for almost 20 years! But we’re still great friends. They bought their children, and our students did their best to talk with them. It was a good memory for many of the students.


We hired some water sports equipment; kayaks, SUP boards and a big SUP board too. In Japan, if you hire the same equipment there’s a lot of explanation, but in Australia they gave us life jackets and said “have fun!”.


The students looked nervous at the start because it was their first time, but when they tried the different equipment, they had a lot of fun. At the end, they were jumping off the large SUP board into the sea, and they were using the equipment by themselves!


After swimming in the sea, we had a BBQ together. The girls helped to make cheeseburgers on the BBQ, and the boys played different games with their new friends.


During the BBQ I had a great time talking with my friends. We’ve been friends for a long time and enjoyed talking about times growing up together.


I hope that our students will make similar friends for life, and they will remember all of their new experiences from this great day together.