Already this term they have attended a workshop organised by Chulalongkorn University, whose aim was to improve Environmental Education in Thailand. Mr Ewen explains more below.
Mrs Susan and I were pleased to receive invitations to attend a consultation workshop on improving environmental education in Thailand.
Organized by Chulalongkorn University and the United Nations Environment Program, the workshop aimed to provide recommendations for improving environmental education in Thai schools. These were submitted to the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Ms Helen, who many of you will remember, also attended and is now working full time on her EcoBeasts network of International Schools and local sustainability groups. She spoke about her work setting this up this and the next steps for the project. We intend to stay very much involved with EcoBeasts at St Andrews.
We met a range of experts in this area, and shared STA’s achievements in sustainability so far. It was a great opportunity to showcase our recycling and meatless Mondays projects as well as gain ideas for the future.
And well done to Year 8 student Lilly, representing 'Bye Bye Plastic Bags,' who gave a speech alongside Midori and Iga (also Y8) to the VIPs and delegates about the importance of sustainability education. Lilly concluded by saying that she hopes sustainability will become as important as maths in schools nationwide. St Andrews is proud to support this.