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Ivanhoe Grammar School, Australia Year 9

14 – 16 September 2017

Ko Kret and Ayutthaya

With an early morning start, year 9 students from Ivanhoe College began a busy three days learning about the history and culture of Thailand by visiting both Ko Kret and the old capital of Ayutthaya.

Kicking off day one the students explored and analysed both the natural and human environment of Ko Kret. Taking part in a river observation they successfully identified many environmental concerns and threats to the Chao Phraya. While on the island the students also witnessed and took part in the production of Ko Kret’s famous pottery as well as exploring what makes it so unique.

Over the next couple of days, visits to the world renowned ancient ruins of Ayutthaya provided the students with an insight of just how great this city once was and allowed them to explore how global trade made this city one of the greatest in the world. While at Ayutthaya a survey of the river using macroinvertebrates was undertaken allowing the students to assess the environmental health of the mighty Chao Phraya.

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