school07This year, students and their guardians as well as the teachers from each school participated in the educational program called the Educational School Tour. There were 71 students from Wilson Elementary School, 7 students from charter school and 51 students from the Lutheran High School of Hawaii. In addition, there were 27 students from St Ann’s Model Schools. The students enjoyed and learned about the cultures of countries of the Asia-Pacific region by actually participating in touching, watching and listening to them.

The participating group for the Educational School Tour included Suginami Karutakai and Eco Cloth Zouri Circle from Japan, Descendance from Australia, Nantou County Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village from Taiwan, Honolulu Daijayama and staffs of the Japanese Culture Center of Hawai’i. The students were divided into small groups and experienced various traditional cultures and dances of Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Philippines.

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