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Four Investigator College Senior School students, Piper Hudson, Kane Cody, Chelsea Morgan and Jemmah Hunt (pictured with Principal Mr John Robinson and Japanese Teacher Mr David Marks), have been chosen for the trip of a lifetime as they head off to Japan.

Students will participate in activities at school in Japan, take part in cultural activities and work on various challenges in groups, made up of both Japanese students and students from around the world,including Hungary, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Mongolia, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. They will spend time at a traditional Japanese Inn and the National Memorial Youth Olympic Center.

Last year Mr Marks was chosen as one of only 10 teachers from around the world to participate in the Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Language Exchange Program. As such, he spent three weeks studying at the Japan Foundation with the nine other teachers.

As part of the program, each teacher is able to take four students to Japan for a three week trip in March this year. The trip is funded entirely by the Hakuhodo Foundation.

A highlight of the trip will be a homestay with families from the Saitama area.

David is extremely honoured to be chosen to be part of this program and grateful that four fantastic young people get to share in this opportunity. “Visiting Japan is always an amazing experience, but for these four students to both visit Japan and participate in activities with people  from all over the world will be truly amazing.”

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