On April 6, 2008 Smith’s Tsukaguchi, Okamoto, Fuse, Horie and Ohtsu schools held a cherry blossom viewing party(hanami) together at Osaka Castle Park in Osaka. We had a great time! My school brought 23 people and a total of over 80 people attended the event! I arrived early in the morning (at about 7:00am) and met up with other Smith’s coaches of communicative confidence. Then we set out in the park looking for a good spot. We found a fantastic one, right under cherry blossoms that were in full bloom. We put some sheets down on the ground to save the spot and guarded it until we started the party. I met my students at JR Tachibana station at 12:00pm and led them to our great spot! We ate, drank, played games in English and sang some songs in English. My school did a great job at singing “On Top of the World” by the Carpenters! Many pictures were taken and one of my students even prepared a video of the event! How nice! I’ve watched it and it’s great! I hope to hold more events with other Smith’s schools!
Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi