Japan Workshops in 2019

In 2019, Japan Desk Scotland is running workshops on Japan at various places in Scotland and beyond.  The workshops from January to March and from August to December are supported by a grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

● 11 January: Cross Arthurlie Primary School, East Renfrewshire, Scotland, for two P5 classes, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 14 January: The ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with the practice of ‘Japanese Calligraphy’;

● 24 January: Hallglen Primary School, Falkirk, Scotland, for two P7 classes, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 31 January: Kirkintilloch Town Hall, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, with a talk on ‘Scotland & Japan Heritage Connections – Rita and Masataka’ and the screening of ‘Design Kimono – Koji Yoshie‘;

● 4, 18 and 25 February: Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, with Taiko workshops for three P5 classes;

● 22 February: Kirkmichael Primary School, Perth & Kinross, Scotland for P4/5 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 27 February: Kilbarchan Primary School, Renfrewshire, Scotland, for P6 and P4 classes, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 7 March: Stenhousemuir Primary School, Falkirk, Scotland for two P7 classes, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima’;

● 13 March: Strathblane Primary School, Stirling, Scotland, for P7 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 18 March: The ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with ‘Valentine’s Day in Japan’ as a theme;

● 20 March: St Mark’s Primary School, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, for P6 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 1 May: Machanhill Primary School, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, for P4 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma city, Fukushima‘:

● 8 May: Antonine Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, for P7 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 13 May: The ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with ‘High School Life in Japan’ as a theme;

● 15, 22 and 29 May: Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, for three P1 classes on origami;

● 23 May: St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow, Scotland, for an all-day workshop on Japan for a group of S2 pupils, including the screening of ‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘, ‘Japanese isn’t English‘, and ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 31 May: Netherton Primary School, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, for six workshops from P1 to P6, which were arranged and supported by Daiwa Sports;

● 5 June: Burnside Primary School, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, for  for P7 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 7 June: Newton Primary School, Stirling, Scotland, for two P5 Classes, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 19 June: St John’s Primary School, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland, for P5/6 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 26 August: The ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with basic Japanese phrases;

● 2 September: The ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with basic Japanese phrases;

● 9 September: The ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with basic Japanese phrases;

● 16 September: The ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with Japanese letters (hiragana and katakana), ‘koban’ (police box) and Japanese money;

● 17 and 18 September: ‘Calligraphy as Meditation’ at University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Glasgow University Student Representative Council‘s Freshers Week activities;

● 23 September: The Japanese Club at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on the theme of sight-seeing in Japan, including ‘shinkansen’ (a bullet train) and ‘onsen’ (spa);

● 9 October: Uplawmoor Primary School, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, for P3/4 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘:

● 10 October: ‘Calligraphy and Origami as Meditation’ at john McIntyre Building, Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Glasgow University Student Representative Council‘s World Mental Health Day activities;

● 28 October: The Japanese Club at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on the theme of Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation’s Japan Experience Study Tour, in which some of the Club members participated in October 2019;

● 30 October: St Margaret’s Primary School Cowie, Stirling, Scotland, for P5/6 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘: and

● 6 November: Uplawmoor Primary School, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, for P6/7 class.