Deaf students experience home stay in local area

Twelve Deaf students, high school seniors of Hiratsuka School for the Deaf (118 students) in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo, are visiting Rikuzentakata-shi, Iwate Prefecture in Japan's northeast area, staying at private houses for two days from May 24, as school excursion. 

Acceptance of Deaf students to stay overnight at a private house is the first time to the said city and uncommon to the prefecture, too.

The School for the Deaf planned so that the Deaf student can meet hearing people and gain valuable experience before leaving the school. 

All the students experience agriculture by each home (photo), learn the situation of the earthquake disaster six years ago, enjoying the atmosphere in the local area which is completely different from a metropolitan area.

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