“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less,” – Marie Currie
The Going Global Club of SAI International School conducted the ‘Your Turn ‘Meeting with our partner Round Square School from Japan, Jr. & Sr. High School of Kogakuin University located in Tokyo after the Winter Holiday. A group of 10 students and teachers met for about one hour to wish each other Happy New Year and talk about their New Year’s Resolutions, following a very interactive and healthy discussion. Students from both countries agreed that they should continue working on the personal skills they had built during the Pandemic while adding new skills.
It was only fitting to see the students of both schools discussing on various dimensions of this unprecedented situation: how the corona virus outbreak is affecting their daily lives, how we can all help one another during the crisis and what thoughts and stories on the term “social distancing” conjures for them, ultimately they wish Corona could just disappear the way it had arrived.
The SAIONEERs discussed on several insights and learnings of the year gone by and how one should actual begin this year and how things will shape up in 2021? There was a discussion on the possibility of extinction of COVID 19 for erasing all past wrongs of the world and understanding each other’s countries and cultures better.
The Japanese school went on to share their New Year’s Resolutions which included expanding knowledge, learning a new hobby, making new friends from other countries and becoming more confident. Students from both countries agreed that they should continue working on the personal skills they had built during the Pandemic while adding new skills. This meeting was truly delightful and it was wonderful seeing our friends from Japan after so many days was extremely joyful.
Speaking on the event, Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder SAI International Education Group states “ We must build in resilience and capability in all our young learners to be able to face any future calamity for uninterrupted learning ”. He was very happy that students from both schools interacted and had a chance to address their concerns while being located across different countries and different time zones.