Today we were blessed with no rain and calmer weather; still sticky hot but bearable.
Jumping on the Shinkansen for the one hour trip to Himeiji gave the team time to catch up, complete work sheets and do their care squares. To the delight of the leaders many of the students listed for their five words for the day words like; fun, awesome, busy, exciting, new stuff and for a few students; waiting, queues, wet!
Today the students’ challenge was to take an allowance and go buy lunch on their own and ask for a receipt…. Some very creative problem saw students eating a wide variety of lunches; octopus balls, sushi and even plain old sandwiches. This picnic lunch was enjoyed in the castle park before heading up to the castle!
After 8 years of refurbishment the students were ate to explore from the bottom to the top, all managed the steep stairs and low beams hitting heads.
After this they visited the adjoining garden, were are to walk though a beautifully crafted landscape; some amazing bonsai, bamboo and beautiful ponds and waterfalls.
Dinner tonight was a little different; kushikatsu. Cooked freshly in front of in your own little fryer…by your own hand! Basically they cooked their own dinner!
A quick evening walk around the amazing Kyoto station saw the students challenge themselves to a stair challenge….well done Jarrod….
Again today they worked hard as a team to make sure everyone had a great day!