Fun in support of Japan

FOCUSED Lewis Swainbank has a go at Taiko drumming.     Picture: Allan Hutchings (111140-194)
FOCUSED Lewis Swainbank has a go at Taiko drumming. Picture: Allan Hutchings (111140-194)

Graduation event marks apprentices

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GEISHA fashion, origami, calligraphy, Taiko drumming and martial arts were just some of the activities students enjoyed to get a flavour of Japanese culture.

About 170 youngsters from Crookhorn College of Technology, Purbrook Juniors and the Queen’s Enclosure got stuck into a variety of dynamic workshops.

Shanice Bessey, 12, from Crookhorn, where the event was held, said: ‘Japan is so interesting and it’s so fun what they do.’

Despite the fun, students only too aware of the recent devastating tsunami dug deep to help support the East Asian island nation. A Taiko drumming concert raised £160 for the Red Cross tsunami relief.