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Little Chiang Mai Academy certificates for Summer Progress 2006

Dino Fantasy Park World Tour

L.I.S.T. enjoys Songkran

Little Chiang Mai Academy certificates for Summer Progress 2006

Nopniwat Krailerg
The Little Chiang Mai Learning and Training Hub located at Baan Thor, Tambon Pa Tan led by Sanikarn Sukapinit, awarded certificates to 16 children on April 7, who had participated in Summer Progress 2006.

Children were awarded certificates.
During the vacation, there were many activities to develop children’s skills; including Mathematics, English, Arts, and both Thai and Western music. Children were able to learn many skills from playing in order to improve their wits and abilities.
The first participants had started the activity during March 13 – April 7. On the day of certificate presentation, there was a musical mini-concert performed by the instructors and children together; attended by an eager audience of parents who had come to congratulate their children.
The learning center focuses on improving and developing children to be smart and happy by using five Qs which are IQ: Intelligent Quotient, EQ: Emotional Quotient, AQ: Attitude Quotient, SQ: Social Quotient, and MQ: Maturity Quotient.

Teachers and children in an origami activity.


Dino Fantasy Park World Tour

Preeyanoot Jittawong
“Dino Fantasy Park World Tour”, will open in Chiang Mai between April 14 and May 14, 2006 at Muan Jai outdoor courtyard, Central Airport Plaza department store.

Isuzu V Motors brought more than 30 life-size models of dinosaurs; such as T-Rex, Raptor from the movie “Jurassic Park” to be displayed in an area of 20,000 square meters made to resemble the scenes of the dinosaur kingdom. The life-like T-Rex model stands as tall as a three storey building; and the Raptors, a 3-horned Triceratops, and more than 40 different kinds of dinosaurs look life-like. Children especially, will enjoy the various games and the amazing Dino machine and 3D-dinosaur movie.
Entrance fee is adults 250 baht and children 150 baht. Any child who is less than 130 cm. tall can enter without charge. Toulouse-Lautrec look-a-likes will be dealt with on an individual basis.
The show opens Monday-Friday from 12 a.m. - 8.30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10.30 a.m. - 8.30 p.m. After Chiang Mai, it will move to Hang Zhou, China for four months, followed by Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India.


L.I.S.T. enjoys Songkran

The girls performing a Thai dance.

The Lanna International School’s hall was festooned with bright banners and the smell of white jasmine flowers was in the air as the Middle and High School students presented a colourful Songkran program Wednesday to mark the beginning of their Spring Break.
Master and Mistress of Ceremonies, Chatchai “Mein” Pangkhee and Pimprapha “Teak” Kanman, gave bi-lingual introductions of Songkran rites and celebrations.
A large audience of parents, faculty, and students watched the beautiful Rot Nam Dam Hua Ceremony (with students from Grades 7, 8, and 12), followed by a Tarikipas Dance by Grade 11 girls.
The Thai Lanna Musical band composed of 6th Graders produced excellent music, with a solo by Kim and Khuu Gerng by Sup. All ankles survived the energetic Lao Gra Top Mai by Grade 7, in which the bamboo poles were rhythmically slammed together as the dancers stepped in and out of danger.
Muay Thai or Thai boxing brought loud cheers as Pawan Deep defeated Joe, both Grade 10, in three rounds. The sword dance by Yu-Hsin and Pongpat (“Champ”) of Grade 8 was also high-action enjoyment.
The final performance was by Grade 6 and 8 girls, beautifully costumed, with a Serng Kra Tip dance; then audience joined performers in a Ram Wong as they all danced together.
Thanks to the Thai teachers, Miss Toey, Miss Noina, Miss Or, and Mr. Toto and the Thai Headmistress Diane Willems, the programme was delightful. The afternoon ended with shouts of “Happy Songkran” and “Have a good holiday!” Lanna School will reconvene on 20 April.