Prem School’s Baccalaureate art exhibition opens at CMU Art Museum
Nine successful graduate students show their work
The International Baccalaureate Art Exhibition
by Prem graduate students at the Art Museum CMU. Natalie Kunst (teacher),
Anond,Varat, Som, Jay, Mint, Tia, Tyssa, Matt (l/r) with Nat, (lying down).
The opening of the Prem Tinsulanonda International School’s International
Baccalaureate Art Exhibition was held at Chiang Mai University Art Museum,
Nimmanhaemindha Road on March 31.The exhibition represents almost 2 years
work from the 9 students who embarked on the IB Art course. As part of the
requirements of the course, students are required to pursue an individual
theme or approach to art and produce a research workbook showing the
development of their ideas. From this research, students produce a body of
artworks and are required to exhibit their work and speak about their work
to an external examiner. According to Natalie Kunst, the Head of Art at Prem
Tinsulanonda International School, “The nine students have impressed me with
their commitment to their art studies over the past 2 years. They have
researched important issues in contemporary society and have pursued a broad
range of creative ideas and approaches to art.” The annual exhibition
includes not only the work of the 9 IB students but also a selection of
kindergarten to grade 11 work from the school’s impressive art programme.
Nakornpayap School hosts orphanage children for a day of fun and games
A school with a heart
The smaller of the swimming pools at Nakornpayap
crowded with kids just having fun.
Last year, Nakornpayap International School Students’ Club decided
to help Baan Phra Pong Orphanage both by raising money and by hosting
children from the orphanage at a fun-filled day at the school. As a result,
students, teachers and parents have spent the last few months raising money,
which has enabled them to donate new toys, badminton rackets, bowling pins
and footballs. In January, NIS juniors and seniors organised a four day car
wash from 2:30 until 4:30 pm, washing a total of 10 cars and 15 motorbikes,
which raised 2,000 baht for the orphanage. As Carmen Chua, a grade 12
student, said, “It was something new for NIS and also a good way to raise
money apart from the usual bake sales and other events”.
Over 20 students also visited the orphanage to play volleyball and other
games with the children, as well as cutting their hair and helping with the
daily chores at the orphanage, which provides a caring home for children
aged from 1 to 18 years old.
13 year old Atid Saeli says he likes living at Baan Phra Pong because he has
many friends and the teachers are kind to him. His ambition is to be a
policeman, so that he can protect the citizens of Thailand.
This positive and generous action by the students culminated in last month’s
Nakornpayap International School’s hosting of over 70 children from Baan
Phra Pong Orphanage for a day of fun and games. As it was a very warm day,
the majority of the children enjoyed the swimming pool, although the
football games proved very competitive! This project, which began as a
student initiative and became highly successful, looks as though it will
continue in the future. The enthusiasm of both the students and the
orphanage children, together with the friendships which have been formed,
will no doubt carry the association between the two establishments forward
into the future. A “win-win” situation!