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Bromsgrove International School Year 6 (14 - 17 October 2014)
Bromsgrove International School joined us in mid-October for a trip to Chiang Mai to explore northern culture.
Students enjoyed the jam-packed few days, especially when exploring many different foods – from a traditional Lanna Khantoke dinner (with energetic performances) to cooking their own jungle-style dinner, to sharing traditional Karen-style food during a home-stay with a local Karen Village in Doi Inthanon National Park.
Our stay with the Karen Village also saw us experience a walk led by local Karen guides who pointed out many interesting natural features as we passed waterfalls, rice paddies and forest. Students also had the chance to investigate how important the area is for the Chao Phraya watershed by investigating water quality in the streams of Doi Inthanon with macro-invertebrates and by looking at the soggy soils and moss that store water up on the top of Doi Inthanon – not to mention a wonderful photo opportunity standing on Thailand’s Rooftop!
As well as eating our way through northern foods and investigating the importance of water, students explored culture and tradition. We shared a day on the farm learning about traditional rice cultivation (including getting muddy buffalo ploughing), bartering at the Night Market and exploring the local Huay Sai village.