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Bromsgrove Year 7 (January 2013)

Khao Yao 21 – 24 January 2013

As 2013 continues, our barge staff were off to Khao Yai National Park once more. This time we were pleased to welcome to the forest the Year 7 students and staff from Bromsgrove International School, Bangkok.

Over four days and three nights in the national park, the students really got to explore the full variety of locations, habitats and activities that we offer including hikes across the grassland, and forest habitats of the park. The students enjoyed a visit to the famous Haew Suwat waterfall, where they used their senses to create waterfall- inspired poems. Staying with the water theme, the students got their feet a little wet as they went in search of fresh water invertebrates as part of an investigation into the water quality, in a pristine jungle stream. As well as the usual macaque, deer and porcupine sightings the students also got to see some cute baby Samba deer at close range.

One particular highlight for the students, school staff and barge staff alike was the night safari. During this, we were privileged to see a young male tusker elephant right by the road near the visitor centre. He was enjoying scratching himself on a large tree. After four busy days the students returned to school happy but very tired after their jungle adventure. Maybe on next year’s trip we can see a tiger!

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