UISG Year 6 Camp Thailand (Oct 2019)
Last night was our final evening at the PREM centre in Thailand. The students and teachers were treated to an amazing evening of open air dining Thai style. The performance is included traditional umbrella dancing and even fire breathing martial arts. Today’s Friday and students have packed up clean their rooms and are we are ready to head back to the airport. What an amazing week in beautiful sunny Thailand!
Day three of our Thailand camp And again we are blessed with gorgeous sunny weather. Again today our groups rotated through the activities and students enjoyed a full day learning about Thai culture, animals, local foods and sustainable farming practices. A big part of each and everyone of our days is to learn how to respect the environment and the people around us. Students have many opportunities to show their knowledgable and inquiring minds.
Day two of our Chiangmai camp ended in a terrific thunderstorm but not before everyone enjoyed the campfire songs and marshmallows. Earlier in the day, our groups went on their separate ways. Some of our students enjoyed a tour of the local produce and food market followed by a Thai cooking class. After visiting an organic local farm, one of our students exclaimed : “I never knew there was so much work in growing rice!” Another group visited an elephant rescue center and had the opportunity to feed and meet a grandmother elephant that is 75 years old. Our last group enjoyed a full day at the Karen village learning about traditional weaving & natural medicinal herbs. We are proud to report many local people have been impressed with our students. Their open-minded and caring manners are appreciated.
Year six had an amazing first day at the PREM Centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand. One group went kayaking, another group visited the Karen hill tribe and had a wonderful introduction to their way of life. A third group had the opportunity to dress in traditional Thai clothes and learn some dance moves. A fourth group went to a nearby farm and learned how to sift rice and plough a field. Students put into practice their IB learner profile of risk-takers, communicators and collaborators.