生徒の学習モチベーションのアップと、レッスン
をより楽しく活気あるものとするために、昨年より

始めた「Photo Presentation Contest」、今年は第2回
を実施しました。参加者は昨年と同様に大人の生徒と、

中高生それに小学生を含めた帰国子女たちでしたが、
積極的にコンテストに参加する生徒と、参加に余り

積極的でない生徒に分かれたので、期間を延長して
6月から8月まで掛けてコンテストを行いました。

生徒への周知が徹底していなかった事と、生徒たちに
対する担当講師のコンテスト参加誘導が少し弱かった

ことが原因ですが、それが今年の反省点です。
それでも生徒たちはそれぞれ工夫してコンテストに

参加してくれました。以下が今年の入賞者名と、
審査員マーク先生のコメントです。学生の部と成人の

部に分けて、それぞれ1名ずつ最優秀賞と努力賞を決め、
入賞者にそれぞれ賞状と副賞(図書券)を授与しました。

We would like to thank everybody who participated
in our “Photo Presentation Contest”!

The presentations this year were allof an outstanding
quality, and we really had trouble choosing winners.
We really enjoyed the presentations,and we hope you
enjoyed giving them.

Best Prize (Adult): Kenji Nasu

The presentation of your trip to Niigata prefecture was
perfectly planned and executed. Your presentation
included photos of two things which are close to my
heart; Foodand beautiful scenery. The view of the
rice field outside your wife’s grandmother’s house
is very impressive, and the meal looked divine!
Following that, you described Kashiwazaki Kariwa
nuclear power station, and the related museum which
you visited. Finally, your picture of the sun setting
over the Sea of Japan, which you took on your way
home, was absolutely beautiful. I’m now left wondering
when I will be able to make a trip to Niigata to experience
this myself.

Effort Prize (Adult): Koaki Shikato

Something I love about Japan in the Summer is the fireworks
displays. The displays that are held are, in one word, amazing!
When you first told me how much it had cost you to take your
fiancé to the Minato Mirai display… I must admit I thought
it was a little bit crazy. However, after you explained the
breakdown of costs in staging such a display, I could then see
why the cost per person was quite high. Some of those fireworks
are very expensive! Your research into the subject was excellent.
Well done.