Last week there was lots of attention brought to the air quality in Bangkok, mainly due to the visible layer of fog that hung over the city at the beginning of the week. As we do in regards to the heat index figures, we also regularly monitor the air quality to ensure that it's safe for our students and staff to be outside for prolonged periods, such as breaks and PE lessons.
We are currently using a few apps- Plume and Air Visual- to give an estimated air quality reading. One gives a Bangkok average and the other- which uses data from the Thai meteorological society- collects data from measuring stations dotted around the city. We are also looking into the possibility of purchasing our own air quality measuring equipment. This is ongoing as we would require a quality device which can easily be regularly serviced in Thailand.
When we find that the air quality is at levels that are not appropriate for prolonged outdoor activity, as was the case last Monday morning, we will keep the students inside.
Last Friday, every child in KS2 brought home a book of raffle tickets for the Grand Draw at Fun Day. If you’d like to enter the draw, please add your details to the stub end of the tickets and then return the stubs along with the money to the school office. Keep the main part of the ticket to collect your prizes. Good luck!