Monthly Archives: January 2011

Summer School (28 March – 6 May)

Love The Earth

Panyaden School presents

An educational and creative summer school course for children between 2 to 12 years old. Activities will focus on caring for the environment.

28 March to 6 May 2011
Mondays – Fridays; 8.30am – 3pm daily
2,000 baht per week
Please contact info@panyaden.ac.th or call
0800785115, 0854846095 for details.

Today

Curious Visitors

Many curious people have dropped in to tour Panyaden School since we began construction last year. Some groups such as the fourth year architecture students from Chiangmai University visiting today, are fascinated by how such mundane materials can be creatively integrated using both ancient and modern building techniques.

Adobe bricks by Chiangmai Life Construction, earth and bamboo construction company in Thailand Architecture student drawing school designed by Chiangmai Life Construction

 Markus Roselieb, owner of green Chiangmai Life Construction, at Panyaden School Armed with sketchbooks and notepads, the students observe and feel the materials, the walls and salas and scribble notes. Led by their renowned Professor, Ajahn Julaporn (an expert in traditional Thai architecture), they bombard Ajahn Decha, our bamboo specialist and master builder, with questions about earth building techniques and types of local bamboo used here.

Other visitors sometimes come by to talk to Markus Roselieb, the Project Manager of the construction and Co-Founder of Panyaden School, about why he decided on using bamboo and earth for construction, and if his company will help them build their own eco-friendly homes. Most of these guests are also parents who want to check out the facilities and to find out more about its curriculum.

These visitors come from Thailand and elsewhere in the world. Today, one of them hails from Alaska! He, like many others, wants to know about the school’s Buddhist and environmentally friendly principles and what it hopes to achieve.

Panyaden School Bamboo building built by Chiangmai Life Construction, green company in Thailand Building built by bamboo and earth company in Chiang Mai, Chiangmai Life Construction at Panyaden School

Outside the majestic bamboo, earth and stone Assembly Hall, a famous Thai celebrity is interviewing Yodphet Sudsawad, the School Founder, about why and how she believes that Buddhist principles can be applied to a modern education, about the school’s vision, and its green practices.

Today is another busy day for the Panyaden team who is always happy to share its vision and environmentally friendly practices with the many guests who care about the same issues.

‘Chiang Mai Soul, Festival of Life’

At The Fair

Above photo by Bernt Carstenschulz

Painting faces, singing and dancing were just some of the activities the Panyaden School staff did to entertain the children (and quite a few adults) at the ‘Chiang Mai Soul, Festival of Life’, a holistic fair held on Saturday, 8 January. All the visitors to our booth joined in the fun without much persuasion.

Participating in the festival gave us a wonderful opportunity to introduce ourselves to parents who want their children to enjoy studying at a school that encourages a love for learning and teaches its students how to create a happy, wholesome life that cares about the environment and the community.