I am a Japanese student. I came to BEPS when I was 8. I thought everyone would think I was very weird and tease me because I didn’t speak English. In reality it was completely different. Everyone accepted me. The EAL (English programme) helped me to learn English. I was surprised at the way we learn in BEPS. We try to find connections to the themes we are learning and not just memorise all the facts. We had some fun events like the Halloween party and International Day which I had never had before. Thank you BEPS!