Wonderful Life in Shippu

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Shippu has a lot of beautiful nature. In spring, there are many kinds of animals in Shippu. For example, there are raccoons, snakes, and horses. In summer, we can go to beautiful beaches. We also can eat many kinds of fresh sea food. In fall, we can watch beautiful red leaves in the forest which is just next to the school.  This scenery is so beautiful that you can never forget it!  In winter, a lot of snow falls around Shippu.  So, we can enjoy doing winter sports. DSC_2680.jpg




š@About the School

There were around 30 students in Shippu elementary and junior high school in 2015. Our school was built 114 years ago. Our school day starts with ga book reading time.h For 10 minutes, every student in the school has to read books. After that our homerooms start.

@There are 2 school clubsatour school. 

@@ETheBadminton team

@@ETheComputer club

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In Japan, teachers come to the classrooms. Students usually stay in the same classroom to have classes. Our school has very few students. So, it is very easy for students to get to the content of classes, and students actively participate in the classes. Elementary school students and junior high school students clean their school together every day. After lunch time, we clean the classrooms with about 5 students.

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Also, students clean some spots in Shippu as they do in their school. It is called thegShippu Clean Missionh, and it is held twice a year with the local community. This is not only making our town beautiful but also making strong relationships with our neighbors.




š@School Events in Shippu

›@The Sports Day

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If you see the sports day of Shippu elementary school and junior high school, you will be surprised because the number of students is very small.However, it is very interesting event!Teams of elementary and junior high school students are It is interesting. The tug of war is one of the popular events, and it is very exciting in Shippu because there are elementary and junior high school students in the same team So, we donft know the results of the game even if some elementary students collapse!





›The Shippu Shrine Festival

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The Shippu shrine festival is held around the school. It has many events.For example, elementary school students join in a sumo tournament, and junior high school students show yosakoi dance in the festival. There is a bingo game part, too. These events are very interesting. Yosakoi dance is famous in Hokkaido.@When we dance it, we hold@naruko in each hand. TheNaruko is an important item to make sound during the dance.  Yosakoi dance is a regular event in Shippu shrine festival.