Last Friday, I showed this movie (in Japanese) to this year’s English Club at Nanae High School. Produced by Nanae student delegates who visited Concord in 2010, the movie documents Japanese middle- and high-school student observations about Concord-Carlisle High School, where the delegates spent a week attending classes, touring the campus, and experiencing American high school life.
After showing the movie I asked our English Club students to identify differences they noticed in the video between CCHS and their own NHS.
If you’re a Concord student and you’ve been to Nanae, post some of your reactions after reading in the comment section below, or post them on our Facebook Page ! What was different about Nanae High School from CCHS?
Here’s what the Nanae students said:
Takanori Abe (2nd-year student, Class 2, 2011 Band Delegate to Concord):
It’s interesting that the bell at CCHS marks the end of class. I was very surprised. In Japan, the bell marks the start of class.
Chinami Takada (1st-year student), Akira Kimura (1st-year student, Class 3), & Shiori Wada (3rd-year student):
There is a big cafeteria in CCHS, but we have no cafeteria in our high school. Students in Concord also have no school uniform, just like university students in Japan.
Ayu Kosugi (3rd-year student):
Students in Concord can use computers freely at any time. We cannot.
Generally, I think CCHS is bigger than Nanae High School.
Chiaki Date (3rd-year student):
There are MANY lockers at CCHS. We don’t use lockers at Nanae High School.
I think students in Concord feel free, but there are many school rules in my high school.
Kasumi Nakamura (2nd-year student, Class 1) and Mao Hosokawa (3rd-year student):
The library is huge at CCHS, and there are so many books. The bookshelves aren’t very tall.
But there are many books!
Mirai Tamura (2nd-year student, 2011 Nanae Band Delegate to Concord):
The computer room is very wide. Also, the fruit in the cafeteria is delicious!
Erina Hanada & Airi Osada (3rd-year students, Class 3):
I think the pizza in Concord is BIG! I’m very surprised by that. In Japan, the pizza is very small.
Ai Kanamura (3rd-year student, English Club Student Leader):
At CCHS you may eat during class. In Japan, you may not eat during class, ever! ♦
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