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Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip

Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip Day 1
Year 7 Graduation Trip

Celebrating Learning at Panyaden

Our annual Year 7 graduation trip is an opportunity to practise and celebrate all that the students have learned from their time at Panyaden. They started at a mountain village where they learned local wisdom from Karen locals who have maintained a traditional, self-sufficient lifestyle in spite of pressure to conform to mainstream agricultural methods, then moved on to a poor, rural school where they taught English and cooked with the children and finished up kayaking at Mae Ngat reservoir.

DAY 1: Huai Hin Lad Nai, a Karen village in Chiang Rai. The village chief taught us about the curative properties of local plants. We learned how to identify wild Assam tea plants and spent the afternoon exploring the hill side, harvesting tea tips. The chief taught us how to roast the tea leaves over a bamboo fire then cure them in the sunshine. We also learned about ‘rotational farming’, where villagers integrate seasonal crops within the wild forest landscape and how the village harvests wild honey and makes honey-infused soap which are sold at the market.

WE LEARNED ABOUT: nature, traditional lifestyles, self-sufficiency, practical life skills, perseverance, creative thinking, independence, responsibility, problem-solving, teamwork.

Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip Day 2 - Teaching English Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip Day 3 - building rock sculptures Panyaden Year 7 Graduation Trip Day 3 - at Mae Ngat

Day 2: Mae Mae, a small hillside village in Chiang Dao. We visited Mae Mae school, a boarding school for mainly orphaned primary age students from nearby hill villages. Students taught an English lesson to the students, then the two schools worked together to prepare a pancake breakfast for each other and played dodgeball in the playground with balls Panyaden brought and donated to the school. We also explored the local river.

Day 3: Mae Ngat reservoir. We did team-building activities, kayaked on the reservoir, and had fun!

WE LEARNED ABOUT: community service, kindness and empathy, teaching, presentation skills, practical life skills, responsibility, independence, how to kayak, water safety, caring for each other, teamwork.

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Y7 Graduation Trip Day 1
Panyaden Y7 Graduation Trip 2

Prathom 2 and 5 Community Service

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Understanding difference. Last week, Prathom 2 and 5 students spent a morning with children at a local village school, Wat Prachakasem in Ban Pong. We took a total of 7,025 THB cash donations from parents and teachers plus sales proceeds from ‘My Project’ It’s All Natural Food, to the poorly resourced school, exchanged gifts that both sets of students had made and shared learning activities and games together. A real-life opportunity to practise the Wise Habit, ‘Caga’ (being generous).

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Community Service Visit

Panyaden School students visit home for senior citizens in Chiang Mai
Accompanied by familiar Thai tunes sung by Panyaden music teacher, Kru Tee, our P2,3 and 5-6 students gave light shoulder and arm massages they learnt at school for their visit to Baan Thammapakorn today. They also helped to serve food to the senior citizens of the home. This visit is part of Panyaden School’s student community service in Chiang Mai.

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