Each year we welcome over 2,500 students and staff from schools worldwide.
11 – 13 December 2017
Working Together and Exploring Khao Yai
After a long drive through the beautiful hills of Khao Yai, lots of activities were waiting for the excited students of RIS, G6 at their resort. The first day of adventure...
9-12 December 2017
Exploring Marine Ecosystems in Ranong
Aim: Explore Marine ecosystems in Ranong to improve knowledge of data collection methods and investigation...
5-7 December 2017
Investigating Marine and coastal Ecosystems in Ranong
UWC students joined the Barge team in beautiful Ranong on the Andaman coast aiming to improve their knowledge of four key ecosystems in the area- seagrass beds, mangroves, rocky shores and grasslands, as...
6 December 2017
It was a pleasure to welcome forty students from Keerapat International School to investigate salt-resistant plants and the mangrove habitat of Bang Pu. Together we learned about plants and animals of the mangrove...
30 November - 1 December, 7 - 8 December 2017
Grade 4 students were on a mission - to discover the role of water in Khao Yai National Park. Over two days of exploring the National Park, they considered forest streams and rivers;...
27 of November - 1 December, 2017
Exploring Life in The North (Chiang Mai)
The Barge Program was very happy to receive Year 6 students from Regent’s International School for five days of team building activities...
20 November, 2017
A hands-on day to investigate stream flow and impacts on the Chao Phraya was waiting for St Andrews 71, year 9,when they arrived at the grounds of Wat Chalerm Prakiat in Nonthaburi.
Students observed and assessed river bank use and the...
17 November 2017
Investigating the Chao Phraya
After being welcomed aboard and learning how to be safe on the water, Ascot students were introduced to the wonders of the Chao Phraya river! Their knowledge of river-features was put to the test...
November 15 – 17, 2017
The AISB Year 5 students had a truly memorable trip to Khao Yai in which they worked strongly together to ensure that they successfully learned a great deal from Thailand’s oldest national...
13, 14, 15, 20 November, 2017
A day on the Barge
This week we welcomed Harrow Y5 onto the Barge so that they could see what they’d been learning in the classroom about the Chao Phraya for real. We learnt all about the Chao Phraya watershed...
Exploring Khao Yai Rainforest
8-10 November 2017
A group of twenty-one intrepid young explorers from Bromsgrove International School set out for their exciting trip to Khao Yai National Park and three days packed full of hiking trails and fun...
7 – 10 November, 2017
Ayutthaya and Bang Sai
Our adventure discovering the Chao Phraya and the Kingdom of Ayutthaya with Bromsgrove Y5 started at Piyawan Resort. Here we made our first...
7-10 November, 2017
The Barge team welcomed thirty-five students from year 6 to explore Suphanburi. The expedition was focused on Thai culture and history and developing collaboration between participants and meaningful learning...
1-3 Nov 2017
We at the Barge program had a lot of fun working with both year 6 and year 7 students from AISB during their fun-filled trip to Ayutthaya at the beginning of November. The AISB students visited many exciting places over the three day residential. We feel...
16 October, 2017
Barge Water-testing Trip
A busy, yet enjoyable day was instore for the year 13 students of Bangkok Patana as they boarded the Barge to assess the water quality of the Chao Phraya River.
Using a range of scientific...
8 – 13 October, 2017
Over the course of five days year 6 students from Regents Pattaya School got to experience a wide range of new activities while at Chiang Mai with the Barge Program, including:
4 – 6 October 2017
School friends leave early, ready to learn!
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...
14 September, 2017
The Barge team welcomed Sonakul House from Harrow International School for a whole day of team building activities. The chosen site was the Buffalo Village at Suphanburi.
The students were divided in smaller teams with different year...
28 July - 17 August, 2017
Songs and laughter and many new friendships characterised the visit by London and South East England Region's international opportunities group. This girl-guiding UK group was made up of 14 - 18 year olds, selected especially for the...
4 - 17 July, 2017
It was exciting to work with young adults from the senior section of Australia and new Zealand's Girl Guide Associations this Summer, a trip where Barge Program collaborated with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of Thailand.
Many of the...
The Barge Program welcomed M2 students from Samsen Wittayalai School's EP Program for five one day trips. Students developed critical thinking skills while using the Compass of Sustainability to investigate different aspects of Ko Kret and after...
8 - 10 July, 2017
Company outings are always happy occasions and the Traidhos staff trip to Ayutthaya and Bangkok staying on the Traidhos Barge was no exception. Even when they left the train at just after 0400 in the dark of Ayutthaya station, there was a buzz of...
29 May- 1 June, 2017
Kanchanaburi Settlers History.
Dear Mum and Dad,
I am writing you this letter to let you know all about my wonderful trip to Kanchanaburi and all of the discoveries I have made. On my first...
29 May -1 June
Adventure awaited our intrepid explorers
Discovering nature whilst learning more about themselves
Varied landscapes, forest,...
A trip of two halves, Crazy-lympics and Elephant MasterChef
Day 1 Reporting live from Kanchanaburi at the ELC Crazy-Lympic games
It was a clear bright day and the perfect setting for the ELC year 6 Crazy Lympics with the competitors...
15 – 27 May 2017
History of Ayutthaya
B arge crews saw all of the students complete the daily tasks, needed to live together upon our barge, Cleaning, cooking, navigation and games.
11 May, 2017
Investigating Population and Community structure at Bang Pu
Research question- Is there a relationship between mollusk species and substrate type?
After an introduction to Bang Pu and walking through the...
28 April, 2017
Join the Barge and Enjoy a day Exploring Ko Kret – A Tourism Case Study
River Cruise and Observations
It was early morning when the year...
Vientiane Pattana School, Laos: G6 (18 - 21 April, 2017)
21st April, 2017
Well, what a fantastic week I’ve had in Chiang Mai. It all began on Tuesday when a lovely friendly bunch of Laotians turned up to learn...
3-5 April 2017
Captain’s Log – April 3rd
With fine sailing weather and calm waters, students boarded the barge to begin their journey to Ayutthaya, in search of discovering the history of the great ancient city and the importance of the...
24 – 27 January, 2017
Kanchanaburi! Our home for the next few days.
Ambling across the famous Bridge over the River Kwae...
18 -19 March, 2017
The weekend had finally arrived where ISB Girl Scouts climbed upon our barge to explore nature, flowers, trees and water. After reaching the barge and all safety facilities and name games had been addressed the...
16 March 2017
(to be sung to the tune of Teddy-Bears’ Picnic)
If you go down to the mangrove swamp, St.Andrews school you’ll see,
They wander round exploring lots, around the mangrove trees.
15 March 2017
Piyawan Science Day
Aim: To explore the biodiversity of species at Piyawan whilst learning and performing different data collection methods.
Method: After completing an initial land...
15 March 2017
Last week we met Bromsgrove Years 7, 8 and 9 in Bang Pu for a fun filled day of mangrove exploration.
We started the day with a walk around the boardwalks, beginning at the swampy, pneumatophore-filled...
14 March 2017.
Water Exploration Lumpini Park
Early Learning Centre (ELC) Year 2, traveled to Lumpini Park for a one-day trip to explore water. The year two’s started with introductions of themselves to the barge staff through a name game...
12-14 March 2017
Last week we met M2 students from Sirindhorn English Program, Surin on the military base at Sattahip. The children were so excited for a few days of sun, sea and English. Little did they realize that by the end of...
10-12 March 2017
Introduction to Thailand,
Appleby College reached the barge, after spending the night at Holiday Inn Bangkok after a late arrival in the early hours into Bangkok. Once all...
6 - 8 March, 2017
Movies filmed at waterfall
Walking through forest
Play, fun, learn and understand
Smile on the 'two...
March 4 - 6 March 2017
Fern Hill School climbed aboard our barge, after a twenty-two hour journey from Toronto Canada via Hong Kong. Everyone was excited to explore their new home despite the jet lag, and the time difference of 12 hours...
3 March, 2017
Bang Pu- 03/03/17
M- Masters of mangroves for a day became SISB Primary 6
A- Animals and plants found nowhere else, were the specialty of the day
N- Navigating the swamps on boardwalks...
March 1 - 3, 2017
Tips for a great trip in Khao Yai:
- Be very quiet, and you might see three different families of gibbon! (There is one hiding in the photo)
- Challenge yourself to work with new people to create...
27, 28 February 2017
How Technology Influences Nature : On the Barge and exploring clay and Ko Kret
The Barge Program were pleased to welcome ELC year 3 onto the barge for a day of exploring the Chao Phraya River and the island of Ko...
20-24 February 2017
Nord Anglia International School came all the way from Hong Kong to join us in Kanchanaburi last week. We explored the ecology of Kanchanaburi’s forests and mountains, walked through the history of World...
17 February, 2017
The K3 students of Kid's Kingdom spent an exciting day on the barge discovering the Chao Phraya River. They explored how the river has changed over time, and listened to the busy sounds of the river today. A tip for the next time you are listening...
12-16 February, 2017
Regents Bangkok were up in Chiang Mai this week, exploring the local culture and traditions as well as exploring the waters around the high mountains of Doi Inthanon. We slept in a Karen village, chatting and eating with the villagers and exploring...
6 – 10 February, 2017
Prem G7 students joined staff from the Barge Program for a week-long visit introducing conservation and biodiversity at Khao Yai National Park and discovering the ancient history at Ayutthaya.
We started our week considering current...
Excited and eager year 4 students
eXamining the natural world
Plants and animals
Living with nature and cheeky...
31 January – 2 February 2017
Recipe for successful forest detecting in Khao Yai National Park
30 January - 3 February, 6 - 10 February 2017
It was a week to be open-minded, to think about global issues from different viewpoints and to experience new things.
Y6 students kayaked through the mangroves...
26-27 January 2017
Twenty-nine Year 3 students picked up their magnifying glasses and joined the Barge Program staff for a two- day trip to become History Hunters in Ayutthaya. Their mission was to explore the ancient historical sites and discover how people lived in...
25-27 January 2017
ELC, flew to Chiang Mai
Lunch was made at the Traidhos Farm, jungle cooking style.
Elephant Nature Park was visited, feeding...
23, 24, 25 January 2017
Our Chao Phraya River Adventure
Twenty little hands carried their backpacks and headed resiliently and with brave hearts to climb "belly to the barge" to begin their adventure.
The Barge engine started and...
19 - 25 January 2017
Chao Phraya River barge and Khao Yai forest
I am having a fantastic time. When we arrived from China, we went to the wooden barge on the Chao Phraya River. I had so much...
17 - 20 January 2017
For the students of Tara Patana International School it was the the first time they had ever been camping. On arriving at Khao Kitichikut National Park they soon go used to the routine of living under canvas.
The following morning the...
16 – 18, 18 – 20 January 2017
Working with the Barge program ISB G5 students set out to explore and understand the biodiversity of mangroves and the marine environment at Chanthaburi.
Visiting Kung Krabane...