Japan visit on cards

JAPANESE students have been experiencing classes at Ilkeston schools this week.

As well as attending classes at Ilkeston School and Kirk Hallam Community College, the 27 pupils from Toyota City have had fun learning how to map read in Shipley Country Park and caving in Castleton.

The return visit for pupils at the two Ilkeston schools and others across Derbyshire to stay with families in Japan, is in October.

Exchange visits between the county and Japan have been taking place since 1998.