Schools - Properly

Place : Kyoto
Taken by : Y. K. (Doshisha International Junior/Senior High School)

These are Japanese school children in class. They are sitting in the seats properly and listening to the teacher quietly.

This is how the tables and chairs are lined up. They are lined up in straight rows, properly.

This is a blackboard that Japanese teachers use. They use chalk to write on it.

These are textbooks that Japanese students use. They are much thinner than the American ones I know.

The left picture is called a "getabako," where students change their normal shoes to school shoes. On the right is a type of school shoes.

In Japan, some people on duty stay after school to clean up.
They sweep, move chairs & desks, line them up properly, and waste garbage.

These are students doing club. They are training to do a good job in games. This is the Rugby Football Club.

The left picture is a school bag & a school cap that are used in Japanese schools. Students wear them properly every day when going to & returning from school. Some schools also have uniforms, as on the right. They have to wear this properly, too.

These are the children going to school. There are many groups, and this is one of them. They first gather in a specific place (left) and then line up and go to school (right). They're lining up properly.

In most Japanese schools, there are many school regulations. Students have to obey them properly.

  Japanese schools start a year from April and end in March. The elementary school is 1st - 6th grade, junior high school is 7th - 9th grade, senior high 10th - 12th grade, and college is 13th - 16th grade. Some schools have "kyushoku," school lunch. Also, 1st - 9th grades are compulsory education.
  As you see, Japanese schools are very proper and have many rules. However, I don't think proper is always good. Japanese schools may be a little too proper. Still, it's really FUN!!!

*I'm not talking about every school. This is how most of the schools are, and it varies.

Child Research Net would like to thank the Doshisha International Junior/Senior High School and Yamato Kohno , student and author, for permitting reproduction of this article on the CRN web site.

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