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 were 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‘; and

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