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November 19-21 2019
Samut Songkram and Samut Sakhon
The year 5’s from Regents Bangkok had a busy 4 day trip to Samut Songkram and Samut Sakhon, provinces in the south west famous for their natural resource use.
On the first day we visited a salt farm and learnt how they harvest salt and some of the different things we can use salt for including salty eggs, freezing ice lollies and spa scrubs.
The second day we visited a fishing community famous for Hoi Lot fishing. The students interviewed locals and tourists to investigate the community and how sustainable it is. We then travelled to a local Thai school where we helped plant mangrove trees and took part in a mangrove litter pick. The students really got stuck in and collected so much trash! The local community then taught us how to make local snacks and weave using Nippa palm. Nippa palm is a plant that grows locally and the community are really good at using all parts of the plant.
The following day we did some river related activities, learning more about how rivers are formed and how communities rely on and impact the river. We then moved onto the mangroves where we discussed the importance of this vital ecosystem and also the pressures on them. We took a long walk around the board walk and spotted lots of different animals including huge mudskippers!
We finished our trip at a sugar farm, learning about harvesting the sugar from the top of coconut trees, mixing and making the final product - sugar cakes.