From Canada – Exchange Report from Burnaby South Secondary School
A new report reached us from Burnaby South Secondary School in Canada. Juki Kawamura, a 10th grader of Otsuma Nakano, introduced her recent school life there in Burnaby. Here we go!
Hello, everyone! I’m Juki Kawamura, a one-year exchange student. I’ve been in Canada for about 2 months. I would like to report about my school life, Thanksgiving Day and Halloween in Canada.
I now go to a school named Burnaby South Secondary. At the school, we have 4 classes a day. The duration time for one class is 78 minutes, which is much longer than the time for one class in Japanese schools. I am taking 8 classes. These are math, PE, art, dance and 4 classes for international students. My favorite class is dance class. In this class, we practice the dance for the presentation in the upcoming May. This class is a little difficult for me, so I am thinking I need more practice.
The next topic is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Thanksgiving Day is very important in Canada. It is Oct.8th. On Thanksgiving Day, people give special thanks for the harvest that will feed them through the next year. The symbol of Thanksgiving is a cornucopia, which is a horn filled with food. I ate turkey on the day. It was my first time to eat turkey and, it was so good.
Halloween is a big event in Canada. Most people in Canada decorate their houses for Halloween. My school had Halloween costume contest on Oct.31 and we had Halloween lunch event for international students last week. I went to this event. We ate a lot of food and we made jack-o’-lantern. It was difficult for me, but it was so fun. Also, we had Halloween event with my cheer-leading club team last Sunday. We made a haunted house and it was very high quality, so it made me scared. On Halloween, I will go to my neighbor’s house with my friends and I will get some snacks. I want to enjoy Halloween in Canada.
Thank you so for reading my report. I’m looking forward to meeting with you in my next report. Have a good Halloween!