Fukushima pupils visit Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School

Japanese students at KGGS School. 502C
Japanese students at KGGS School. 502C
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JAPANESE students have paid their Grantham counterparts a visit.

Their trip is a result of the partnership between the Minami High School in Fukushima, and Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ High School in Grantham. The schools are engaged in a foreign exchange programme which has blossomed over the past 19 years.

The Grantham girls were devastated when an earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima region last year, followed by explosions at a nearby nuclear plant. Thankfully, the school was empty on the day of the earthquake and none of the pupils were hurt. On hearing the news, KGGS pupils sent over good wishes in the from of origami paper cranes, a symbol of peace.