Perse pupils make the cut for Japanese film competition final

Hanli Jin (Year 10) and Maito Shiode (Year 7) have qualified for the final of a national Japanese language film competition.

They teamed up to enter the Japanese Video Championship for Young Learners (JaViChamp) after hearing about the competition from languages teacher Sibylle Wilson during Perse Japanese Club sessions.

Organised by The Japan Foundation London, the competition challenged participants to make a short video on the theme of ‘Our Favourite Place in School’.

The pair chose to focus on the Perse sports facilities and produced a fun film explaining their passion for PE, taking in vaults in the sports studio, hockey on the all-weather pitches and shooting in the rifle range.

Hanli said: “Maito and I both love the multitude of sporting facilities available and getting to speak Japanese while using them made them even better. We were very pleased to find out that we have been chosen as one of the finalists.”

The online final takes place next month, with participants having the chance to watch each other’s films before the winning entries are announced.


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