On Thursday we also celebrated Loy Krathong, both with a beautiful Loy Krathong Assembly and with a wide variety of activities, led by the students, taking place at break and lunchtime.
Loy Krathong is a Thai Festival when people appreciate the god of water and washing their soul and start their new life. We celebrated with an Assembly beginning with the Thai Band, playing Thai musical instruments, bravely in front of the crowd, though they were probably nervous. After the band, there came Thai dancers and some teachers to give their blessing to the water, showing how much they respect it and thanking it with all their heart.
At the end of the assembly, we listened to the Thai Band again. After the assembly, we had learned a new lesson and the meaning of Loy Krathong : Loy Krathong is the celebration for the goddess of the water for polluting; we must no pollute anymore!
Ayumi, Isabell and Kiersten (Year 7)
During break and lunch time of Loy Krathong day, there were many exciting activities taking place in the Atrium. The Making the Krathong activity is the classic and always well received activity that most people enjoy doing every year. Another activity that got a lot of attention this year is Soi Dao or Thai Lucky Draw where you get amazing prizes by taking down recycled paper stars from the hanging strings. All of the proceeds from this draw will go towards building a library in Huay Rai Samakee School in Chiang Rai. These activities were led by Thai Senior Students and the Mae Fah Luang Social Service Club. There were also performances from the Thai Dance Club, doing the Northern style Thai dance called Forn Parng, and a group of students playing the Loy Krathong Song on Thai instruments.
Oan (Year 12)