The 5th Kindergarten Games were held in Chiang Mai. This
has not been a regular competition, with the last competition having been
held 4 years ago. The problem in holding the Games has been coming up with
the necessary budget and organizers had previously been unable to get
adequate sponsorship to support the Games.
and tired - sleepy little girls enter the grounds before the opening
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representative of all the students in private kindergarten gives a speech on
his base at the podium
little intellectuals smile for their bright future.
band march under the sunshine.
This year the Chiang Mai Private Schools Alliance agreed
with the government’s policy of supporting an exercise promotion for Thai
people so aimed to organize the games once more. The budget came from the
donations received for the kindergarten students’ drawing and painting,
plus some sponsorships from Chiang Mai shops and businesses.
The Chiang Mai Private Schools Alliance held the
kindergarten games on January 18 at the Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium. The
Games were enjoyed by over 10,000 kindergarten children from 119 schools in
Chiang Mai, and covered the entire day.
rabbits await the opening of the games.
rhythm of the drum is always important for the parade.
are always cute, even when they are in animal suits,
The opening and closing ceremony included the performance
of 1,320 kindergarten students and 108 kindergarten teachers who were
looking after their young charges. The kindergarten students’ parade had
around 10,000 students and many of them participated in sports competitions
as well. In the s ports competition, every participant received a medal,
irrespective of their position in the event.
The main objectives of the Games are to encourage students to exercise
and to be able to express their creativeness. The Alliance hopes that all
the children enjoyed their Games.