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Commemoration ceremony and celebration party held on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Affiliated Kindergarten

Congratulatory address of President Teshima

 Affiliated Kindergarten, Tottori University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On 17th June 2017, a commemoration ceremony and a celebration party were held.

 In the ceremony held in the kindergarten’s playroom, about 80 people participated in the ceremony including President Ryota Teshima, Mr. Hitoshi Yamamoto; Superintendent, Tottori Prefecture Board of Education, university officials, former senior officials, former staff members, and children.

 The Affiliated Kindergarten was opened as a kindergarten in affiliation with the Faculty of Education, Tottori University on 19 June 1967. At that time, one classroom in the elementary school affiliated to the Faculty of Education, Tottori University (Shotoku-cho, Tottori City) was rented as a nursery room, and in March 1970, the present building was newly constructed in its present location in Koyama-cho, Tottori City and the kindergarten was relocated here. After that, expansion and renovation work has been undertaken many times till date.

 The 3rd year and 2nd year kindergarten children who attended the commemorative ceremony sung “celebratory songs” in a lively voice and they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the kindergarten.

 At the celebration party held from the afternoon, opening remarks of Prof. Hitoshi Shionoya; Principal of Affiliated Kindergarten were followed by congratulatory addresses of Mr. Takashi Imajima; Chairman of the 50th Anniversary Executive Committee, Prof. Yoshiharu Matsumi; Trustee of Tottori University, and Mr. Yasuhiko Morita; Deputy Superintendent, Tottori Prefecture Board of Education. While watching old and nostalgic footage, they decorated the memories of the past 50 years.

 Affiliated Kindergarten will take a new step towards the future backed by a lot of warmth and strong encouragement received from all. From now on, apart from building on the good tradition, we will enrich and develop early childhood education and make efforts to become a "fun-filled kindergarten" for children.

Congratulatory address by Mr. Yamamoto; Superintendent, Tottori Board of Education