UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 報告書 ②

UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 報告書 ② UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 報告書 ② UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 報告書 ② UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 報告書 ②

“夏期休暇中に英国で行われたUCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023に本校からも4名の生徒が参加しました。参加生徒の研修報告書を日本語と英語でご紹介します。

This program was such a valuable and enjoyable experience throughout this summer. Before this program, I was very anxious because I was the only H3 student from Rikkyo School. However, I tried to interact with many students from Japan and abroad and was able to make close friends whom we still keep in touch with through this program. I often look back at the album and wish I could go back to that time. The program lasted for 10 days.

First day was held at Rikkyo School. We did self-presentation, and then went to the gym and played some sports. My team was named Draemon because our bibs were blue. We started with Dodgebee, and while our team performed well, we unfortunately lost all the games. Subsequently, before starting futsal, we changed our team name to Manchester. To my surprise, we were able to win all the games. That ice-breaking activity was so much fun. Following that, we had curry rice prepared by the Rikkyo staff. The meal tasted even better than usual after the physical activities.

On the second day, we moved to Cambridge and stayed at Robinson College for 2 days. During our first day in Cambridge, we went punting and explored the city. Later, I had a valuable experience: visiting the lab of the teacher who accompanied our sightseeing group. Besides that, we listened to beautiful Choir songs and ate delicious ice cream.

The following day marked the start of the lectures. I was nervous whether I would be able to understand what the professor said, but perhaps because I regularly take English classes at Rikkyo, I was able to understand what was being said, and I was able to gauge my current English proficiency. My favorite part of the lecture was about robotics. Surprisingly, I’m not usually interested in that topic, but this lecture turned out to be captivating.

On the fourth day, we moved to UCL and stayed in the dorm for 5 days. Every day was highly stimulating for me. We studied resilience related to SDGs to prepare for our final presentation. I chose “”Poverty”” as my topic and became a leader for this group, which involved listening to everyone’s opinions and engaging in numerous discussions with fellow members. We all worked together and made the presentation a success. That day, adults from Fukushima Prefecture prepared delicious sushi, famous sweets, snacks and other food for us. We all enjoyed our final dinner.

I am really happy that I was able to participate in this program this time. I am very grateful to all the people who gave me this opportunity, such as attending lectures at UCL and Cambridge University, creating a presentation with people from different nationalities, and meeting new people of the same age from different backgrounds who have clear dreams for the future. I would like to make use of this experience and continue challenging myself in various endeavors to acquire more knowledge.

このプログラムは、この夏休みを通して一番貴重で楽しい経験をさせていただいたものでした。参加する前は、立教英国学院の高校3年生は私だけだったのでとても不安でした。しかし、このプログラムを通じて国内外からの多くの学生と交流を図り、今でも連絡を取り合うほど親しい友達を作ることができました。アルバムをよく見返して、あの頃に戻りたいなとよく余韻に浸っています。このUCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023は、10日間にわたって行われました。




4日目はロンドン大学(UCL = University College London)に移動し、実際にUCLの学生寮に5日間滞在しました。私にとってこの期間はとても刺激的な毎日でした。最終プレゼンテーションに向けて、SDGsに関するレジリエンスについて勉強しました。私は「貧困」というテーマを選び、そのテーマのグループリーダーとして皆の意見を聞き、メンバーと議論を重ねました。チームで力を合わせて成功させることができたプレゼンテーションは、とても達成感がありました。その日の夜ご飯は、福島県の関係者の方々が美味しいお寿司や福島県産のスイーツ、お菓子などを用意してくださいました。参加者、引率の先生方皆で最後の夕食を楽しみました。