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Pupils from Kagoshima Konan High School, Japan Visit Mill Hill

On Monday 6 March, following a hiatus of a few years, we were extremely happy to once again welcome pupils from Kagoshima Konan High School, Japan.

This is a cultural exchange that commenced in 2016 and we are happy that we have been able to continue it and introduce it to our pupils once more. A group of ten visiting pupils along with two of their teachers joined the Monday Chapel service and were then treated to a wonderful performance in the Music School.

A tour of Mill Hill School accompanied by Haruki I (Priestley House) was followed by a visit to Ridgeway House after which they were then greeted by the Mill Hill International Prefects to join pupils there for presentations and sample lessons.

Along with sampling some scrumptious pastries, the pupils also created their own pieces of art and got to learn more about life at Mill Hill. They were grateful for the experience and we look forward to welcoming the group again for years to come!

“Visits like this are so important to show how vital these wider connections are and to enhance the global sense of community that is so rich at Mill Hill, especially among the boarding community.

This is made clear by the continued link between the schools following a reminder that Old Millhillian, Ernest Satow, is much admired in Japan for his work as a diplomat from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century, particularly in Kagoshima. Having arrived in Japan at the age of 19 in the British Japan Consular service, soon afterwards meeting his Japanese wife-to-be, he quickly mastered the Japanese language and during his career rose through the diplomatic ranks in Japan, China and Thailand among other countries.”

Mr Lury, International Recruitment Executive