Enriching the minds of young students

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Students from Year 7, 8 and 9 at The Regents School recently visited the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities as part of the schools ‘Enrichment Programme’.

The aim of the visit was for the young students to interview the students with disabilities about their life. Prior to arriving at the Sukhumvit campus the interviewers had devised a set of questions which would enable them to gain as much information as possible from the students with disabilities.

Students from both schools enjoyed spending time together.Students from both schools enjoyed spending time together.

Questions were asked about life before coming to the school in Pattaya, the reasons they have a disability, how they live with their disability and how they are treated by the rest of society.

Many of the answers given by the students with disabilities surprised the students from The Regents School as it gave them an insight of living a different life to what they themselves are leading.

Whilst one group of students acted as the interviewers, another group will produce a short film of the visit whilst a third set of students will arrange the music for the film.

The Regents School has named Father Ray Foundation as one of its local ‘community partners’, taking an active roll in supporting the local charity who are currently caring for and educating over 850 children and students with disabilities.

Since the Vocational School for People with Disabilities opened its doors to students in the mid 1980’s, more than 2400 students have graduated, and the school has been so successful that a sister school is planned in the northern city of Nong Khai.

More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email [email protected]

A future ‘Larry King’ with his interviewee.A future ‘Larry King’ with his interviewee.

Not all the questions were serious.Not all the questions were serious.

The young students learned a lot about people who are living with a disability. The young students learned a lot about people who are living with a disability.