Pattaya School No. 5 vies for national health prize

Friday, 21 February 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By  Warunya Thongrod

Pattaya School No. 5 has been chosen as one of the Eastern Seaboard’s 12 healthiest schools with a chance to win the Best in Health national title.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and school Principal Montree Kanjanaphak welcomed Ministry of Health’s Health Promotion Director Dr. Danai Theewanda and administrators from other eastern schools to the campus for their inspection Feb. 6.

The visitors were greeted with a stage performance from students, songs from the marching band and an aerobics display from athletics students.

School No. 5 won the provincial Best in Health designation in July, marking the fourth time since 2008 it has earned honors for its health-promotion efforts. Now at the “diamond level” the school is being evaluated to compete for national honors.

Students at Pattaya School No. 5 exercise as part of the school’s health program.Students at Pattaya School No. 5 exercise as part of the school’s health program.

“I believe in the importance of students’ health development, therefore, I have been determined to promote and develop students’ health through projects where students had leadership responsibility leading to many activities,” Montree said. “The projects have received sponsorship from public and private organizations, resulting in students having good health plus a healthy mind.”

“The Ministry of Health has promoted good health according to the Best in Health School guidelines since 1998, receiving cooperation from Ministry of Education’s schools, Pattaya City, and the Ministry of Interior,” Danai explained. “The final evaluation’s results will be announced at the end of the year.”

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