HRH Princess Sirindhorn to honor School No. 5 for health program

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HRH Princess Sirindhorn will honor Pattaya School No. 5 in October for its outstanding health-promotion program.

Public Health Ministry specialist Chonakan Khamnuankijcharoen announced Aug. 22 that the Pattaya school earned a diamond-level health assessment from Chonburi and Banglamung’s public-health office.

Principal Jeerasak Jitsom and Pattaya Public Health Department Director Wannaporn Jamjumrus welcomed Chonakan and ministry bureaucrats to the school with a stage performance by students.

Jeerasak Jitsom, director of Pattaya School No. 5, welcomes the committee to his school.Jeerasak Jitsom, director of Pattaya School No. 5, welcomes the committee to his school.

The diamond-level designation was awarded after the school won a gold medal in school health for three straight years; for allowing students to participate in health programs; and the overall health of the student population. The school was also commended for implementing ministry policies successfully.

To reward the school, HRH Princess Sirindhorn will present officials with a plaque in October.

“I believe in the importance of students’ health,” Jeerasak said. “Therefore, apart from teaching academics, children must be encouraged to have a healthy physique and mindset for education.  I have sponsored the developments of children’s health by allowing the children themselves to lead the health-related operations and have received sponsorships from private and public organizations.”

As for the assessment, he said, “I believe it is a vital boost for schools in Pattaya to give importance to students’ health, which will only bring good for the students.”

(L to R) Pisunee Teechuen, Nattakan Khonthun, Supanee Sreehuahae and Pakorn Saensa-ad, stand at their booth to present their works to the Diamond Level Health Assessment committee.(L to R) Pisunee Teechuen, Nattakan Khonthun, Supanee Sreehuahae and Pakorn Saensa-ad, stand at their booth to present their works to the Diamond Level Health Assessment committee.

Wannaporn Jamjumrus, director of Pattaya Public Health office stated, “Pattaya City has policies to support and encourage good health for youths and citizens. We have sponsored Pattaya School #5, leading doctors from Pattaya Hospital for dental check-ups and introducing sanitation procedures. I am very happy that Pattaya School #5 has passed the assessment at the diamond level. It would be productive if other schools in Pattaya follow suit for the benefits of our youths.”

Pattaya School #5 will be receiving their plaque from HRH Princess Sirindhorn on October 22 at the Miracle Grand Hotel, Bangkok, and a provincial plaque on September 11 at Chonkalyanukul School.

Students from Pattaya School No. 5 perform a welcome dance for the committee.Students from Pattaya School No. 5 perform a welcome dance for the committee.