A Handbridge school played host to an incredibly talented group of 40 Japanese students who travelled more than 6,000 miles to visit Chester as part of an international cultural exchange programme.
The student ensemble performed a rhythmical piece of work on their Taiko Drums to sixth form students at Queen’s Park High School studying drama, performing arts and music.
Following on from their performance, Professor Allan Owens from the University of Chester - who led the exchange programme - ran an intercultural drama workshop looking at how metaphor in a story can be interpreted in a similar way in different cultures that speak different languages.
Lead practitioner for teaching and learning at Queen’s Park High, Matt Yeoman, said: “It’s amazing to see how gesture, movement and other methods of non-verbal communication are universal and how acceptance and friendships can develop between two very different groups of people.”
The workshop served part of the enrichment offer available to students at Queen’s Park High School, as it aims to develop their awareness of international and intercultural relationships that exist across the world.