Yagi Junior High School is located in Nagareyama city in Chiba prefecture of Japan.
Japanese students begin junior high school in seventh grade and finish after ninth grade.
About 270 students attend out school and start their day before 8am. On a normal school day students have six periods and one lunch period. They take math, science, social studies, history, Japanese, English, P.E., music, and art classes.
There are no janitors in the school, so students must clean their own classroom.
This is what a typical classroom looks like in our school.
With the exception of music, art, P.E. and sometimes science class, students will spend the whole day in their classroom. Teachers will move to each class to give their lessons.
The desks are set up in twos (boy and girl), and rotate often, so different students get the chance to work with each other.
School lunch is also held in the classroom.
Students take turns serving the food to their classmates.
They wear aprons, masks, and caps when doing so.
Most of the meals have rice, but sometimes there are noodles, and even bread days. Rice is usually served with meat or fish, with a soup or salad, and sometimes desert. Milk is always given with meals. Students have to remember to bring their own chopsticks on most days. This picture is curry and rice, which is a favorite among the students.
After school students enjoy club activities.
Some of these clubs include; baseball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, ping-pong, kendo, track and field, brass band, and art/home making.
Students who participate in competitive sports travel to nearby schools for competitions. Pictured here is kendo, or japanese sword fencing. Students train hard Monday through Saturday.