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Ageo City Comes to Lockyer!

1/08/2013
​Ageo City students
This is the 20th year Ageo City have come to Lockyer.  This year they have brought 22 of their bright, young students.  These students have been studying English for between three and five years and have welcomed the opportunity to put their language skills into practice. 
 
Half of their time here in Australia will be spent at LDHS, interacting with students.  This interaction includes visits to the Agricultural, Music and Dance departments, while the rest of their time will be spent sight-seeing the significant parts of Gatton and the Lockyer Valley.
 
On Wednesday, the Japanese students visited the Agriculture department.  While there, they were all given the opportunity to brush, pat and lead either Gritty or Gabby – two of the seven low-line heifers at Lockyer.  They were then shown the fish and were able to pet two of the chickens. 
 
On Thursday, the Japanese students visited Mrs Richard’s music class.  Liam Taylor, Zenna Leung, Jayden Blaxland and Jordan Dorr performed solos for the students, using a variety of instruments and genres. Our overseas visitors also gave the Lockyer students a performance of their own. The Japanese students were taught some Australian terms in the song “Waltzing Matilda” before singing along themselves. Mrs Richards also taught them the actions to another iconic Australian song, “Home Among the Gumtrees”.
 
It was a once in a lifetime experience for both the Japanese exchange students and all the Lockyer students who were involved.
 
By Rachel Rowe, Louisa Webster and Monique Jeffs.