A sport day was held in the Prefecture Nogata School of for the Deaf located in Nogata-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture on May 31.
The school will merge with a Prefecture Nogata Special Education School in April, next year, and make a fresh start as a special support school for the Deaf and children with physical impairment.
The alumni also joined the last sport day event, celebrating the history of foundation for 67 years.
The Nogata School for the Deaf serves a total of 27 preschoolers aged 3 and over, elementary school children, and junior high school students.
All the children and students enjoyed running a race, skipping-rope games, etc. There was a special program for the alumni: throwing balls into baskets. Also a unique game which a group carried a cart the corrugated paper which looked like the school building, connected with the school closure.
The principal said, "it seemed that so many the alumni also came and enjoyed themselves. They will be welcome to visit the school again as we plan to have a study demonstration in autumn."