The “Pegasus Festival” was held on September 16th and 17th. Under the theme of “kan · sai · sou· bu (harmony · colorfulness · creation · dance)”- the event allows all students to participate and contribute their individual personalities, create new things and enjoy the festival.
In the exhibition space for Super Global High School (SGH) a colorful signboard welcomed the visitors. The area was divided in different aspects such as “Global Career Course”, “Model United Nations” and “Round Square”. The students introduced their activities.
The students’ “trail of learning” was explained in photos and reports on panels set in each area.
In addition to the panels, a diorama model of refugee camps and a cardboard donation box for collecting clothes which will be delivered to refugees were also arranged. Visitors often stopped to look over the messages from students; that it is important to look at the reality of the world and there are things we can do to change the world.
Also, students actively talked to the visitors and explained the contents of the exhibition based on what they felt and noticed through the process of the activities.
“When I heard about the story of human rights, I felt that there was prejudice in the word “disabled people”. Although we are all human beings, we call them ‘disabled’ simply due to the fact that he or she cannot move a certain part of the body. I thought this word had a selfish image.”
Students who learned about the hidden discriminatory expressions behind the words they use in their daily lives enthusiastically talked to the visitors how they want to face this issue.
“I thought poor people are always sad, but when I visited there, I saw them smiling. I realized that I was looking at those people from the perspective of a person from a developed country.”
The students who actually visited Africa explained what they actually felt and thought while they were there.
“The world I thought I knew was actually not true“
The students realized that they were watching the world through eyeglasses colored by “prejudices”. They delivered the real world experiences that they learned after taking those glasses off and what their decisions about how they wanted to get involved were.
“I want to tell many people about the truth in the world, and I want to contribute to a society where the number of smiling faces increases every day.”
The honest feelings of the students delivering this information was inspirational.