Last week at British International School, Phuket, our community celebrated Loy Krathong, which is one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand.
In our Primary School, students and parents celebrated the festival together. They had a great time making krathongs, some of which were floated into the school pond. The assembly was another highlight of the day. We all enjoyed watching our Year 6 Thai students’ performance, plus a lovely dance from Year 1 Thai children and the Bangkok song sung by Year 5 students. It was another enjoyable day at BISP!
The Secondary School Loy Krathong assemblies showcased a wide variety of activities including a Staff dance, Teachers’ and Students’ singing performances, a Year 7 & 12 Classical Thai dance & concluded with a surprise performance by Year 13 students. This year, our school also promoted environmentally friendly Krathongs during our first Eco Krathong Contest, which was well received. At the end of the contest, 28 Krathongs were judged for the winner of each year group.
Comments from teachers and students…
“I’ll be there again next year! My favorite day of the year!” – Ms. Norman
“It was a wonderful experience to be a part of.” – Ms. Fudge
“It was a great time and I am so happy I got a chance to participate in this event.” – Mr. Dilts
“I loved every minute!” – Mary Riley
“I have so much fun on Loy Krathong day. I personally enjoyed watching the Year 13s in the Auditorium, their hip-hop segment was great and the atmosphere was very lively. The only problem on this day was my Thai costume, the pants were a little small!” – Wind
“There were several performances by the students. Even teachers participated dancing to the familiar Loy Krathong song. We enjoyed the show by the senior students; setting a good example that learning and joining activities is possible. As students, we are very pleased that our school acknowledges and respects the importance of Thai culture.” – Didi and Anya
“The Loy Krathong celebration at BISP is my favorite event so far this year because there were fun activities such as the eco Krathong contest, dressing up in Thai costumes and a very enjoyable assembly. If I had to pick my favorite part it would be the assembly!” – Kimmy
“BISP Loy Krathong is one of the most fascinating days of the school year. This year, we watched the stunning Loy Krathong assembly performances by a variety of year groups which were all unique. I’m also very pleased that the staff and students at our school who came from around the globe dressed up in Thai costumes. It was a very impressive celebration!” – Scooter
Lastly, a massive thank you to BISP Teachers, Students, Staff & Parents for wearing Thai costumes and showing your appreciation of Thai culture!
– Pimolnart Chayprasart & Mrs. Chaisuda Viponchai