Last Spring Smith’s School of English Sakai Higashi held a barbecue in one of Sakai City’s many beautiful parks, Oizumi Ryokuchi(大泉緑地公園) . Oizumi Ryokuchi Park is a large, forested park with 320,000 trees. Evergreen, deciduous, and flowering trees exist in near-natural surroundings along with many wild birds and insects. The park stretches over 95 hectares with may Sakura trees (桜) providing an amazing setting for a BBQ in the spring time.
We put the word out and promoted it as a relaxing day for our students, their families and friends. Sometimes I feel that I would like to reward my students who work so hard at their occupations and also studying English in Japan. I think that as a SSE Franchise owner, I can do that by not only providing great English lessons in the classroom, but also providing fun and relaxing opportunities to practice and develop my students English ability.
The BBQ was a B.Y.O. event, meaning bring your own food and drinks. I provided the BBQ’s and a shade tent and people basically came and went as they pleased. At one point I counted more than 50 people in attendance. I must admit there were a few faces that I didn’t recognise, which was no problem as everyone was have a great time.
Now that the sticky humidity of summer is just about over, it is time to start planning our next BBQ. This time we will be inviting all of our new Smith’s School of English Nakamozu students. This will be the perfect opportunity for Adam and myself to introduce our families to our new students. I am secretly hoping for over 100 guests this time.
Any SSE student who might like to join us please feel free. We would be more than happy to see you and your families, friends or even pets! Our ’09 Autumn BBQ will be on Sunday, October 11th. held at the following location : Sakura Hiroba(桜広場)(This is located in the North Eastern part of the park. See map below.), Oizumi Ryokuchi, Sakai City. The BBQ’s will be hot and ready to cook between 12:30pm and 3:30pm. This will again be a B.Y.O. event. We hope to see you there.
Smith’s School of English Sakai Higashi and Nakamozu