The weather today has changed from bright spring to winter again.
At 7:45 am the host families drove the girls who looked cheerful and began talking about their host families.
We visited King’s School established during the reign of of Henry Ⅷ. The principal wore a long black academic gown and welcomed us outside with a big smile.
Today King’s School held an event called “Sports Relief” when students can wear sports wear if they donate one pound. The head of the Sixth form who was wearing his sports wear told us this event is common in many schools in the U.K.
Very luckily we joined the School assembly at the cathedral and sat in the choir seats. Susan one of our English teachers told us that it is very rare for the public to be able to sit in the choir seats. It was a real privilege for us and as was hearing the magnificent organ, the debate speeches of four students and singing a hymn together.
At the lecture theater, two head students made speeches about their school life at King’s.
Seven groups of Showa students followed the 6th form tour guide and saw several classes such as science, art, history and economics.
Finally, we were able to walk around the cloisters, which was filmed in “Harry Potter” movie, which made us feel like being in a fantasy world. Jeffrey asked the students what the differences are between King’s and Showa high school. “The school buildings look very different to ours, whereas the school rules are similar.”, said many students.
In the afternoon, we had a small excursion around Gloucester and made a quick visit to Peter Rabbit shop, then we visited the sights in Cheltenaham. At 16:30, they went home.
They will spend this weekend with their host families. See you next week!