The young faces filling my screen lit up with delight when we spotted three elephants enjoying a meal in the shade.
Primary School are on a mission to help Gentle Giants of Asia
Over the past two terms, all of our Primary School students in their classes have taken turns to experience a virtual safari from our international school in Bangkok to Chiang Rai to learn from the hardworking heroes at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF).
Over the past two terms, all of our Primary School classes have taken turns to experience a virtual safari to learn from the hardworking heroes at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF).
Primary School students across all year groups are now uniting on a mission to raise awareness and money to help the elephants at GTAEF.
Find out what they are doing and how you can help below.
Khun Ou and Mr John from GTAEF led the virtual tours, giving children a sneak preview into the daily lives of the elephants. There were some excellent questions by the students, and many facts were learnt."
"There were moments of drama with a group of elephants bathing in the nearby river rushing up onto the banks trumpeting, chasing each other and surprising everyone with their fun-loving antics."
"At times, the elephants quietly allowed us to get up close and personal and learn about their physical adaptations."
To learn more about the teaching and learning for this project Mr Ewen has written an article for TES. To read his article click here.
Collaborative Artwork by students
Students are helping to raise awareness and collaborating on art pieces that will be auctioned off to raise money for GTAEF. We hope the STA community will join this Art Auction and help us raise funds for this wonderful cause.
Digital Books by students
Digital Books created by the students during Book Week will be available on the 4th-5th of April. These digital books can be purchased with a donation of 50 baht.
Special Raffle Prizes
All auction bids and eBook purchases will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to win a 2-night stay Deluxe Three Country View room including daily breakfast and a Walking with Giants experience.
We have had this link with the foundation for over a year now, and it is great to go back to see how the elephants are getting on.
Here is a link to the foundations’ website, where you can find more information.