Re: Sooke set to return the favour

Earthquake in Japan

Further to a story which appeared in the Sooke News Mirror – March 9, 2011 – the following is an update from Journey Middle School. 

As many of you may know, the recent earthquake in Japan had a devastating impact on the city of Sendai and the town of Natori. These communities have been gracious hosts to many of our past and present students and staff that have travelled there as part of a series of cultural exchange trips over the last several years. Journey and the Sooke community have also had the pleasure of reciprocating as hosts and have welcomed into our community student visitors from schools in this area of Japan. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to our distant “neighbours” and friends overseas as they work to recover from this tragic event.

It is important to note that this tragedy may impact the planned Japanese delegation visit to our school and community later this month. As information comes forward we will be working hard to inform host families and the broader school community if there are changes in plans.