Discover Japan in the Primary Classroom and Secondary Art






Interested in using Japan in your teaching?

Discover how on Friday 19th April 2013 9am – 4pm at Havering Learning & Development Centre, CEME Campus, Rainham.

The Japan Society are holding a FREE one-day course, looking at Japan in the primary and secondary art classrooms. It will look at how it fits into the curriculum and where you can find useful teaching materials and supplementary resources. Practical workshops with experienced tutors will provide the skills needed to incorporate new materials into your scheme of work.

The day will comprise separate strands for primary school and secondary art teachers. Please refer to attached flyer for more details.

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To book a place, please complete and return the form attached or online at, or send an email to indicating clearly whether you will attend the secondary art or primary strand.

Attendance is FREE (including lunch) but places are strictly limited so you will receive confirmation of a place.

Japanese Ministry of Education visit Havering


On Tuesday 2nd October 2012, a delegation from the Japanese Ministry of Education consisting of representatives from 12 prefectures (local authorities) visited Scargill Junior School in the London Borough of Havering. The delegation were treated to a tour of the school where ICT was being used to support teaching and learning in every class. iPads, PSPs, visualisers, interactive whiteboards, iMovie, GarageBand, Flip cameras, the London Managed Learning Environment and more was being used confidently by pupils and staff in imaginative ways to impact on pupil outcomes. Headteacher Mrs Amanda Ireland and ICT Leader Mrs Karen Webley, ably assisted by the School’s Digital Leaders shared their thoughts with the delegation on the benefits of ICT. The delegation were very impressed at the array of ICT in action and were delighted to see the expressions of joy and interest on the pupils’ faces as they not only worked hard but had fun too.

On Wednesday, the delegation are off to The Brittons Academy to explore the Brittons’ approach to Bring Your Own Device…

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