TECHNOLOGY students from Mid Cheshire College have jetted off to visit Japan to take in the country’s Halloween and firework celebrations.

Engineering tutor Louise Doyle is accompanying IT student Abigayle Devlin and engineering student Daniel Martin on the exciting 10 day trip to the Kinki University Technical College in Kumano.

Both colleges have excellent standards and are keen to share and compare their eastern and western techniques.

The scheduled visit takes in the college’s annual two day festival, which includes Halloween and firework celebrations.

Louise Doyle said:“We will also be visiting the engineering buildings and observing the current research programmes at the college.”

18-year-old Abigayle and 23-year-old Daniel, both from Northwich, are looking forward to comparing the different cultures.

They said: “We will be living with Japanese families so it will be interesting to observe their traditions, try their food and explore the country.”

The trip will conclude with three days of sightseeing, taking in Nara City and the giant Buddha, an Iga Ninja house and a tour of a Sake factory.

Mid Cheshire College’s principal Richard Hollywood said: “For almost a decade we have built up a very productive relationship with our friends from the Kinki University Technical College.

“We have organised a number of exchange visits and our staff and students have always been extremely impressed with their counterparts in Japan and the facilities available at the College.

“I am sure my colleagues and students will have an excellent time in Japan this month, and we look forward to hosting a reciprocal visit next year.”