Regents International School Pattaya was very pleased to welcome His Excellency the British Ambassador to Thailand, Brian Davidson, who officially opened their state-of-the-art science laboratories on Friday. Accompanying Mr Davidson was Mr Marcus Winsley, Director of Trade and Investment. Other special guests included Dr Virachai, founder of Regents, and Mr Noppasitcha Na Nakorn, Deputy Head of Education in Pattaya.
The new science labs at Regents are designed to enhance the students’ learning experience in a subject area that is always advancing and evolving. The timing of the new labs coincides with an exciting Nord Anglia Education initiative which will shortly see Regents enjoying the fruits of a collaboration with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to further inspire the students to acquire the skills needed for the 21st century.
The Ambassador’s visit to Regents began with a tour of the school led by students and the Head of Primary, Karyn Walton and Head of Secondary, Michael Seaton. On the tour, the Ambassador met Y12 student Luke Daly who received the top mark in the world for IGCSE Design & Technology in 2016. Luke was able to show the Ambassador some of his designs when the tour stopped in the D&T Studio.
The Ambassador then met with senior science students in one of Regents’ science labs, and they took the opportunity to explain some of their latest experiments and theories, before Acting Principal Grant Gillies invited the Ambassador to cut the ribbon to officially open the labs.
It was then the turn of the Year 12 IB students to welcome the Ambassador and Mr Winsley to the Roundhouse where they enjoyed a Q&A session – with subjects that ranged from Brexit to terrorism and from the 21st century workplace to a day in the life of an ambassador.
Regents International School Pattaya is very grateful to the Ambassador and their other special guests for what was a very enjoyable and informative event.