BISP studentsThe British International School, Phuket (BISP) community has a united message for the people of China – stay strong and be brave.

Parents of BISP support ChinaThe school is pledging its support to the people of China and the global fight to control the spread of coronavirus through a special video featuring secondary students and a message from the Headmaster, Mr Neil Richards.

BISP has also set up a donation booth in the main teaching block to fundraise for the GuangDong Zhong Nanshan Medical Foundation. The collection has been organised by Chinese parents in the ‘Friends of BISP’ community group and will run until Friday 14 February – Valentine’s Day.

In his video message, BISP Headmaster, Mr Neil Richards, says: “The coronavirus does not discriminate. It will attack people from various cultures, nationalities, ideologies, faiths, ethnicities. It attacks humanity, as a whole. And the response must be from humanity, as a whole.

“I’d like to thank the Chinese people for all that they’re doing to contain this virus, on behalf of humanity. And our thoughts and prayers are with all those people who are in the front lines of holding this virus back. And also, to all those who have been infected, whatever their race, creed nationality or ideology, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”

BISP will continue to lend its support to the people of China and to all those affected.  For more information, please contact [email protected].