This weekend is SSE Otsu’s first bowling event. We have 3 annual events- Halloween Party at the school in October, Christmas party in Al Plaza in December, and the Hanami Party in Osaka Castle Park in April. We also do numerous other smaller events- movie nights, English cafes, theme parties, special guest events, karaoke, and so on. However, as it’s REALLY hot this summer, we thought an indoor activity would be nice. Al Bartle often takes his students at SSE Okamoto bowling, and he recommended this event to us. So this weekend we’ll be bowling and chatting and having a good time. For students this is an opportunity to use the English they are working so hard at improving in a natural setting, plus it’s a free way to practice English (of course they have to pay to play!), and an opportunity to spend some casual time with their teachers. Plus this event is extra special as our son Teiva will be making his first appearance at a school event. A few students have met him at the school, but this is his first time attending an event. Strike!