During half term break a group of Regent’s students travelled to Mae Hong Son in Northern Thailand to help out with one of Operation Smile’s medical missions. Operation Smile provides free and safe surgeries to children with cleft lip and cleft palate as well as other birth defects and injuries.
Mae Hong Son welcomed the group with its cooler weather and beautiful blue skies. Weary from the long layover from Chiang Mai students began by making goodie-bags ready for the screenings the next day and then enjoyed a trip to the nearby Temple night market.
The next day at the local Hospital the screenings took place. Hundreds of people from villages and hill tribes are assessed and hope to be granted the opportunity to receive an operation. Regent’s students befriended and played with children, distributing toys along with the bags prepared last night. After lunch they visited one of the children’s wards where they made decorations, brightening up the rooms to make them as colourful as possible.
On the morning of the third day students attended the operating theatres and sat in on 4 operations. This was fascinating; the doctors and surgeons explained everything that was going on and the afternoon students met some of the patients who had been in surgery earlier in the morning.
See full album here
Last week Year 8 went on their Outdoor Education Trip to Khao Yai. We drove into the National Park, on our first day, and were fortunate to see such stunning views and lots of wildlife. Our first activity was a two hour trek through the forest, which was quite a challenge, but worth it when we saw the crocodile. We were also able to witness evidence of other animals passing through, such as elephants and bears.
Over the next couple of days, we split into three groups and took part in activities such as rock climbing, kayaking and paint-balling. All the students had a great time and celebrated on the last day by cooking their own food on a bbq.
Well done Year 8 on such a fun filled, educational trip.
See full album here >> https://goo.gl/wGRLNZ
On 19-21 January, a group of thirteen year 10 Global Perspectives students spent 3 days and 2 nights in Singapore. Here they participated as delegates in a Model United Nations conference, discussing issues such as The South China Sea Crisis, Cyber Security and the development of Smart Cities. Regent’s students represented a diverse range of countries, such as China, DR Congo, Afghanistan and Uruguay. They discussed important global issues from their country’s perspective, teaming up with allies along the way. As well as the academic side of the trip, our students made friends with students from other schools in Asia, and enjoyed some shopping and dining in downtown Singapore.
This was the students’ first MUN conference and they did a great job. We hope it will be the first of many!
|Year 13 students attended ‘The Bangkok Economics Essay Ceremony’ at the Crown Property Bureau. Their attendance was most welcome as they produced excellent evaluation essays on ‘sustainability‘. Our entries were awarded with a rating of ‘highly commended’ and also shortlisted. A great day was had by all with the sharing of knowledge throughout the event.
As part of the Global Perspectives class, students in Year 10 recently went on a field trip which included visiting religious places. They visited a Buddhist temple called ‘Wat Suthat Thepwararam’, the Dev Mandir Hindu temple where they had a little Q&A with the priest and learned a lot of things about Hinduism with the help of their fellow classmates who were able to translate for them. They also visited Christ Church in Convent road and had the opportunity to learn a lot of interesting facts and stories from the priest about Christianity. The trip was very educational in many ways and the students have enjoyed the chance of meeting people from different faiths.
On the 5th of October, some students of The Regent’s International School Bangkok, had the pleasure to attend the “Winds of Peace” Art Exhibition of three renowned Colombian artists which celebrates the end of a war conflict in Colombia.
Upon arriving at The New Museum of Chulalongkorn University, the students were greeted by Sasha Bykova, the Marketing Director from AOTA Art, an agency which represents international artists here in Bangkok.
Mrs. Astrid Garcia Amaya, CEO and Founder of AOTA Art, gladly gave the students a presentation about art in Asia and shared with them the different aspects of the Colombian culture.
One of the featured artists, Mario Ayerbe, spoke about how nature became such a huge source of inspiration for him, but also in which ways the conflicts in Colombia have influenced his paintings. The artist was very enthusiastic to give the students a tour of the exhibition and was lucky enough to be accompanied by 4 of our Colombian gap staff to help in the translation of his visions, inspirations and stories behind certain pieces at the exhibition.
Mrs. Astrid Garcia Amaya was glad that the school takes such an interest in creative arts and believes it highly improves the academic performance of the students.
A BIG thank you to AOTA Art for this enriching educational trip.