Community Learning “Super” Experience Program in Hakusanroku Area took place from August 4 to 6 and 24 students joined the event.
The program consists of prep classes (3 times), camp (3 days and 2 nights), review class (once), and final report. Its aim is to nurture human resilience which will help the students train and develop themselves through recognizing the importance of physical and mental strengths, accepting diverse ways of thinking, and being aware that they are members of the society in an environment where they share joys and sorrows with each other.
They experienced Zen meditation, listened to the lectures by President Koetsu YAMAZAKI and Vice President Chisato MUKAI, engaged in forestry work, and stayed at local residents’ house. On the first day, they visited Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark, and learned about disaster prevention, natural environment and history of Tedorigawa area. On the second day, they cut and picked Lindera umbellate, a plant used to make toothpicks and Chinese herbal medicine, in the heat of temperature over 30℃. After that, they joined their host family. Through working cooperatively with the host family, the students felt the warmth of family and got to know the local culture. On the last day, they listened to the stories of seniors who are active in the Shiramine district and deepened their understanding of living and working in the area. Afterward, the students will take a review class, submit the final report, and receive 1 credit.
This year’s program will be held 4 times and the next one will take place from October 7 to 9 in Ogi, Noto Peninsula.