Pattaya School No. 8 marks 86th anniversary

Friday, 04 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By  Warunya Thongrod

Pattaya School No. 8 marked its 86th anniversary with an exhibition on the ASEAN Economic Community.

Principal Aaporn Rajsingho headed the Sept. 26 celebration, inviting Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city council members to tour the “Taking Steps to ASEAN” exhibit.

The display was comprised of just four booths. The first presented the “Five Rooms Living Habits” to promote health. The second displayed the rules of karma and the religions of the Southeast Asia. The third covered student paintings of various tourist attractions. The final one demonstrated the philosophy of HM the King’s “Sufficiency Economy” philosophy.

Students at Pattaya School #8 tend one of the booths set up as part of the school’s 86th anniversary and exhibition on the ASEAN Economic Community.Students at Pattaya School #8 tend one of the booths set up as part of the school’s 86th anniversary and exhibition on the ASEAN Economic Community.

After the exhibition, Itthiphol presented two students who won science awards. Kanjana Bangkra, a fifth grader, took first place while eight-grader Supaporn Prueksachart second.

Itthiphol said School No 8 was special as it was one of the first schools to be established in the city. The school has managed to be one of the many strongholds of Thailand because of its development and education, he said.

Founded as Pattayanukul School on Sept. 26, 1927, School No. 8 took its current name in 1978 and now spreads over six rai at Second and South Roads in South Pattaya. The school teaches kindergarten through junior high.

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