Jessica Krenz and Mael Oujaddou
On a rainy morning of March our dear Ross students and wonderful chaperones went to a traditional salt field. There, we learned to basic process for the creation of salt. We also had the chance to taste pure calcium but some of us decided to abstain from that proposition. Afterwards, the whole group went for lunch to a seafood restaurant on the shore. All the students were able to cook their own food, which consisted of: oysters, calamari, shrimps, octopus and other different kinds of seafood and seaweeds. By this wonderful experience we discovered that oysters could be used as explosive due to the fact that some of the oysters left unattended exploded under the heat and pressure.
Afterwards we went to a school to enjoy a demonstration of Kizuna which is a Japanese traditional style of drumming involving a lot of aerobic movement and coordination. The student who performed for us were the JV team of Nijo High School. Their demonstration was beyond belief, the moves were perfectly coordinated and all the students gave a 101% of themselves. All Ross school students were impressed as the beat went through their bodies.
Later on that day we went to a local community center. There, we learned how to make the traditional and delicious snack called Mochi. We were helped by local students and had the greatest time ! Even thought a language barrier was standing between us we found a way to communicate and were able to enjoy each others company. After making the Mochi, we ate it and afterwards followed the greatest flour fight in the history of the Ross School. All students from both countries decided to start a major battle using only flour as their weapon. Nobody escaped this war–not even the teachers!
On that evening all students from both countries came altogether outside to watch the stars and learn about constellations. We were able to observe Orion’s belt and other amazing stars and planets. We then conclude the evening by saying goodbye to everyone and taking an enraging amount of selfies…
And another sets in the wonderful country of Japan