Spring Carnival

Room to Read Spring Carnival

The Spring Carnival was a fundraising event held by Room to Read' in 2010 at AL☆VE. The Carnival featured booths, stage performances, and a bake sale, all organised by local JET volunteers.

The Spring Carnival, like other events, raised money for the construction of schools and libraries in the developing world. Additionally, the Carnival is a unique oppertunity for Room to Read and JET to reach children, students, and families, as well as the general public. The Carnival is held as an expression of the focus of both Room to Read and JET on education and internationalisation.

Volunteers

More than any other event, the Spring Carnival relies heavily on volunteers to succeed. Room to Read asks for volunteers for:

  • the various plannning committees
  • the running of booths, as a team, pair, or individual
  • stage performances
  • bake sale donations
  • set up, clean up, and event running throughout the day.

Booths

  • Pin the Tail
  • Bowling
  • Sumo Challenge!
  • SpongeBob's Sponge Toss
  • Penny Toss: Money World
  • Card Toss: Jungle Safari
  • Bean Bag Toss: Beanie Bulls Eye
  • "Beer" Pong: Happy Cups
  • Balloon Animals: TP's Super Happy Fun Time
  • Spin Art: Spinnerific
  • Nail Art
  • Face Painting
  • Name Writing: Romaji Name Art
  • Fortune Telling: See your Destiny
  • Energy Healing
  • Mario Kart: Mario Kart or Wii Challenge You
  • Dress Up: Costume Party
  • Dance: Rhythm and Movement
  • Mural: Rabble-Rousing Rebellionites Dream the Impossible Dream
  • Caricatures: da Vinci’s Corner
  • Bake Sale: Sweets Corner

2010 Carnival Video!

The 2010 Room to Read Spring Carnival event was held at AL☆VE in Akita City on Saturday, May 22.

Newspaper article

The following article was published in the Akita Sakigake on 23rd May 2010.

ゲーム、レゲエ、民族衣装試着…子どもらが異文化体験 アルヴェ

「国際カーニバル2010」が22日、秋田市の秋田拠点センター・アルヴェ1階きらめき広場で開かれた。県内の外国語指導助手(ALT)らで組織する「秋田ルーム・トゥ・リード」の主催。ALTなど県内在住の外国人約100人が、訪れた子どもたちとゲームなどを通して触れ合った。

 会場には、異文化を体験する計26ブースを開設。子どもたちはALTと一緒にゲームで遊んだり、民族衣装の試着したり、画用紙に英語で名前を書いて色付けして楽しんだ。

 ステージでは、カポエイラやギターの弾き語り、ヒップホップダンスなどさまざまなパフォーマンスが繰り広げられた。アフリカ出身のALTらによるレゲエでは、観客が飛び入り参加して一緒に踊っていた。また秋田中央高校の生徒がALTと一緒に作ったお菓子を販売した。

See also

Charity Akita
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