Foundation Stage 1 also had an exciting morning in that final week of term. With their teachers and an army of parents, the children boarded buses and fastened their seatbelts (all part of the adventure), and headed off Molly Fantasy at Gateway, Ekamai.
Like parents, teachers love to see the children outside of the school environment. Often they see different character traits coming through, and see children showing resilience and with a bit of encouragement trying things that are more of a challenge. There is also the opportunity to teach children new words and lots of terrific role play opportunities.
Friday was a fantastic way to end the term.
The day started with most of the children offering alms to the visiting monks - a new experience for many of them. The children handed over their gifts of food before making their way into assembly.
I have seen a lot of Songkran assemblies over the years, and all of them have been beautifully presented and performed, but it is hard to think of an assembly that was filled with more talent and fun! Anyone lucky enough to be there, will know what I mean. It was a perfect combination of ceremony and entertainment.
The Thai teachers and Estates team had done a marvelous job preparing the Sports Hall. The singers and musicians, who have been working with Ms Alice to perfect their song, were incredibly confident and professional, and we have never seen dancers so lively and obviously enjoying every second of their performances. A huge thank you to Kuhn Toey, Kuhn Ball and Kuhn Elgar for being so happy to join in the fun!
The fun continued later in the day with the children being invited to join in the water play with their friends and teachers - add to that an ice cream and the day certainly seemed to have something for everyone.
The White Elephant finally arrived
The White Elephant stall ran slightly differently this year with the children doing most of the shopping. Children had money to pick up a bargain, and it was lovely to see some children sharing a few baht with their friends, so very few people went home empty handed. There were a lot of parents around on Friday and many of them were also tempted by a bargain or two.
Anything left over was taken away by Second Chance so nothing was wasted. It was great to see pre-loved items finding new homes.