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Art Festival at Prem Tinsulanonda International School

Chiang Mai gears up for Children’s Day

Hi to everyone. We have been away on holidays but now Marvin is back at school again. He says that he likes being back at school because he gets to make lots of new friends.

Marvin found a great magazine in his school library, which tells you lots about different types of animals. He found out that although some animals look very similar they are not the same. For example all toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. Wow, that sounds confusing! You could say that a toad is just a certain kind of frog. Instead of its skin being smooth and slippery, a toad’s skin is usually dry and bumpy. Also, instead of having long back legs that are great for jumping and leaping, a toad has short back legs for walking and hopping. Be careful if you see a toad and you should never pick them up. When a toad feels threatened (feels like it is in danger) it can spit poison from its mouth and this can make you sick. If it gets into your eye, it can make you blind!

If you know any interesting facts about animals, write to Marvin and tell him. You can send your letters to:

Marg and Marvin

c/o Chiangmai Mail

142 Im-boon Housing Estate

Soi 1, Muangsamut Road, Tambon Changmoi

Muang District, Chiang Mai 50300

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 053 234 145


1) What do you call a deer with no eyes?

2) How do fireflies start a race?

3) What is the biggest ant in the world?

4) What is even bigger than that?


1) No idea

2) Ready, set, glow

3) An eleph-ant

4) A gi-ant

Bye from Marg and Marvin

Art Festival at Prem Tinsulanonda International School

The annual festival celebrated arts in all forms, including theatre, music groups and an art exhibition. All that was held at the Prem Center Gallery.

Hseng Tai Lintner, a visual art student from Grade 11, puts the finishing touches to her painting for the art exhibition.

A scene from ‘This is a Test’, a spoof on rote learning for school examinations. The 3 students in the background act as a Greek chorus as the action unfolds in the front.

Students from all levels of the school performed and took part. The senior school music performances featured an ‘a capella’ group, girls band, jazz band, as well as vocal and piano soloists, while the junior school concert celebrated in a song and dance cultural festival from around the world in line with the school philosophy of celebrating cultural diversity.

Chiang Mai gears up for Children’s Day

Nuttanee Thaveephol

The Public Relation Department Office in cooperation with public and private organizations in Chiang Mai will create many activities for the kids from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Children’s Day at the outdoor grounds of the Public Relation Department Office Region 3. This year the event will be held on January 11.

Jintana Panfak, the director of Public Relation Department Office Region 3 said that the activities this year will include stage performances from many schools in Chiang Mai, a drawing competition run by the Chiang Mai Vocational Training College, quiz games by Yupparaj Vittayalai School, training in news broadcasting, the Royal Project Exhibition, and the hill tribe show.

There will also be a health checking service by the Chiang Mai Health Promotion Hospital, free hair cutting by Chiang Mai Polytechnic College, the energy saving campaign by YMCA, and football dribbling competition by the Referee’s Club of Chiang Mai. The highlight of all the activities is the police dog show put on by the Chiang Mai Provincial Police Region 5.

The Public Relation Department Office Northern Region is located on Prachasampan Rd., Tambon Chang Klan, Muang District, Chiang Mai.