Elementary School Student

Nationality: British


How long have you been at YIS?
I have been at YIS for 4 years.
What are your two favorite subjects, and why do you like them?
My favorite subjects are music and acting. I like music because I can express my emotions in a different way. I’m self-taught on the piano and I love coming up with my own songs. I feel the same about acting but I can express myself in a physical way.
What sports or activities outside of class are you involved with, and why do you like them? 

I really like swimming because it is active and fun. I practice three times a week, twice at YIS and once at the YMCA. I also like football and want to start playing at a team level. Now I play with my friends which is fun but I especially like playing with friends in higher grades so I can improve my level.

What do you like to do for fun outside of school?

I go to an art class with my friends, practice football in my garden at home and go swimming at the YMCA. 

What do you enjoy most about learning at YIS?

I really enjoy getting to be so interactive with other students and teachers at school. 

What are two things you would miss if you left YIS?

I would miss my friends the most, and Japan in general. People are so caring at YIS and in Japan too.  

Which teacher would you like to trade places with, and why?

I would like to trade places with Ms. Larisa.  She's a Learning Assistant in Grade 2 and gets to see many different children everyday and see them learn at different levels.

What is your favorite YIS event of the school year?

I really enjoy our sports day, everyone in Kindergarten and Elementary School can have fun in the pool, gym and on the field. 


What famous person, past or present, would you most like to meet in person, and why?

I would like to meet Ed Sheeran because he makes music about his life which is open and truthful.


How do you like the Honmoku campus?

I really like it, especially the bigger gym which allows us to have more classes using it at the same time.