Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our Last Group Photo


Farewell.


The boys have now left Ireland. They will be missed. It has been a wonderful three weeks. It would not have been possible without the commitment of the parents, the dedication of the teachers in both Japan and Ireland but most importantly the positive attitude of the boys themselves. Hopefully they will continue their Learning Journeys and grow up to be truly international people who understand that through communication, cooperation, friendship and understanding across borders the world can become a better place. Many thanks to everybody who has been part of this year's Tokai Ireland 2011 team. Good Job!

In the Air!



Saturday, August 13, 2011

ICE Teachers

Yesterday was the last day of English lessons. The boys said good bye to their teachers and were given their reports. They have done their best and enjoyed the experience of studying with students from around the world. Thanks, Ossan, Declan, Kevin, Simon, Owen and Alison for making it fun for us. Today is their last day in Ireland. Time has flown by.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Golf

Ireland is famous for golf. This week three Tokai boys took a golf course and really enjoyed themselves. They were able to get tuition and play on a course and at a driving range and training center. Their teacher was very impressed with them. Well done, guys!

Sailing

Today was the last day of the sailing course and after their training they were able to sail around the estuary. There were a group of French students with them this week. Tomorrow they go back to their last two days of excursions. The course ended with a barbecue. Hopefully the boys enjoyed it overall and learned something new. Unfortunately sailing will always be controlled by the weather but that's life here in Ireland.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Boys in Boats

video Here is a message from Yoshihito kun. He is one of the group doing sailing as their activity. Yesterday was a very cold wet day but today the weather is better and fun was had by all.

In Ireland it is cool. Host family and ICE teachers are very kind to us. All the Japanese students communicate with the other foreigners in English although we sometimes speak to each other in Japanese too. We are enjoying life in Ireland.

Thanks, Yoshihito