Report of award-winning by teachers at the Faculty of Education Affiliated Elementary School to the President

Ms. Nagaya, a teacher of the Faculty of Education Affiliated Elementary School was chosen as a winner of the "School Lunch Person of Merit*1" of the "School Lunch Commendation in 2016" of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Also, Mr. Fujihara of the same school won the Yagami Award at the 3rd Competition of Elementary School Science Education Equipment*2 (organized by the Japan Elementary School Science Research Council).

On December 2, 2016, the two teachers reported their award-winning to the President Hisataka Moriwaki.

In their meeting with the President, Ms. Nagaya commented: "I would like to make more efforts to promote students' health through school lunch." Mr. Fujihara followed her and said, "I will continue to work hard to convey the joy of studying science to children by conducting scientific experiments."

President Moriwaki congratulated them on their winning and said, "The two awards are highly prestigious in Japan, and are given to the people who make constant efforts to promote children's well-being and development of school education. I expect you both to continue to work for the benefits of children."

*1 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology selects the schools and the kitchen facilities as a "Model School for Excellent School Lunch Service," and the individuals and the groups as a "School Lunch Person(s) of Merit" for their successful endeavor to promote and improve school lunch services, and present them awards respectively.
*2 The competition is held to discuss and share ideas for better science education equipment by observing items gathered across the country, and to strengthen ties among science teachers through reducing regional barriers. Mr. Fujihara was given the Yagami Award for his creation of educational materials with which students can understand the difference between thermal conduction and convection heat transfer.

At the Office of the President
Group photo (from right in the front row: President Moriwaki,
Ms. Nagaya, Mr. Fujihara and Dr. Satoshi Ema, Executive
Director for Academic and Affiliated School Affairs)


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