Education for Sustainable Development
This study is designed for students to search for some issues in their living environment and discover the solutions for them. We value their ability to think multilaterally and comprehensively.
As a member of the UNESCO associated school, we focus on not only cross-cultural understanding through exchange with other countries but also deep understanding of our own culture and tradition.
Introduction of our
First grade: Discovery in nature
Students deeply understand natural environments such as flowers and insects by using their five senses like touching or smelling them. They also share the information with others that increases their interests towards creatures.
Second grade: Exploration along Saho river
We explore along Saho river and feel the seasons and nature throughout the year. The study encourages students to discover the change in vegetation along the river, creatures in the river and plants in different variations.
Third grade: Exploration in Naramachi
So many historical buildings and cultural assets remain in the ancient capital Nara. Students study Nara through exploring, touching and seeing with their own eyes.
Fourth grade: Living in Nara
The theme is “Protecting safe lives”. Students study about water, waste issues and workers in town. They visit the water purification plant and the fire station to learn how people work, how their living is protected and how they can contribute to the society.
Fifth grade: Cultural assets in Nara
Focusing on Nara's history, students raise issues by themselves and actively engage in learning things they know the basic but not in details, such as architectures or events in Nara.
Sixth grade: From Nara to the world
Students think about what they can do now for the future in Nara and review their own way of being. They also foster the strength of planning the future by predicting the future vision.
School in the mountain
The third and fourth graders stay at YAC Nara Center and foster the love of nature in the beautiful natural environment and cultivate the mind of independence, share and serve through communal living. Many memories such as show at campfire, cooking miso soup (fourth graders), and harvesting vegetables at a local farm will remain in their heart.
The fifth and sixth graders stay at Omihachiman holiday village. Students deepen their study of nature at Biwa lake through exposure to history and culture, some special activities that they don't experience at school.
Along with students in Nara Ikuei High School, students discover some actions toward issues around the world through experiencing cotton plant, spinning, weaving and deepen the knowledge about cotton as the material of fabric.