Each year we welcome over 2,500 students and staff from schools worldwide.
A great time was had by all up in Chiang Mai.
Learners had an opportunity to discover the importance of elephants in Thailand past and present. We visited the beautiful Elephant Nature Park and met some of their rescued elephants and witnessed first-hand the valuable work they do there. The trip highlight was visiting the Elephant POO POO Park where learners discovered how poo can be made into paper, and they each made their own gift card from POO POO paper.
Day two was spent on the Traidhos chemical-free farm. This was a really rewarding day, where students practised jungle cooking, made their own organic soap, planted lettuce, made smoothies using a bicycle blender, fed baby goats, bunny rabbits and guinea pigs. A day on the farm is so much fun with many valuable lessons in each activity. The perfect ending to this day was a campfire under the stars.
Lastly we had an opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Karen people on Doi Inthanon. Learners came to appreciate the meaning of local crafts, when visiting the lovely lady who weaves local garments. They also had the chance to explore the concept of cash crops such as coffee and strawberries introduced to this hilltop village via the Royal Project.
We would like to thank Vicky and her class for a really rewarding and memorable trip.