We recently held an EGAKU Workshop at Kaetsu Ariake Junior & Senior High School. 
We had 23 participants including 5 junior high school students, 11 senior high school students,
and 7 teaching staff from 3 schools - Kaetsu Ariake High School, Seigakuin HIgh School,
Fujimigaoka High School.

The theme of the workshop was "Your Created Future - What you value."
We asked participants to express in pictures the future they want to create, and the core
values guiding their vision.

Participants engaged in a 'seeing'/'appreciation' exercise in groups of 5 to 6 - it was an
opportunity for students and teachers to work together and freely share their thoughts and
feelings.   The students who were chosen as group facilitators seemed to enjoy the challenge of taking a more active role in the workshop.

So what did the students have to say about their experience?
"Painting pictures really isn't my thing, but hearing that there's no right or wrong made me like
painting."
"It made me think I should value my sensibilities more."
"It was chance to really get to know others ."
"If I get another chance, I'd love to explore my feelings, my heart more through painting."

Theme: The Future I Want to Create - What I Value
Program overview: EGAKU Workshop
Participants: 23 junior and senior high school students and teachers from Kaetsu Ariake Junior
& Senior High School, Seigakuin Junior & Senior High School, Fujimigaoka Educational Institute
Venue: Kaetsu Ariake Junior and Senior High School, Tokyo
Instructor: Kuni Yazawa
Facilitator: Kimi Hasebe
Staff: Yoshino Kuwahara, Ryoko Nakamura