Young students at Regents tackle ‘Round Square’ challenges

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Primary-aged pupils at Regents International School Pattaya took three days away from timetabled lessons last week to take part in the school’s annual ‘Round Square Week’, as a result of which they have fabulous stories to tell of trekking across Nepal, washing elephants in Chiang Mai, camping with the students from Mechai Pattana School and much, much more.

Regents is a member of the Round Square organization of 100 leading school’s around the world which place great weight on six ‘IDEALS’: Internationalism; Democracy; Environmental awareness; Adventure; Leadership; and Service to the community. Each one of the activities which took place during Primary Round Square Week linked directly to at least one of those IDEALS.

Year 5 students from Regents take on the challenge of Nepal.Year 5 students from Regents take on the challenge of Nepal.

Head of Primary, Nonie Adams commented: “I have not worked in a school where an event such as Round Square Week takes place every year; it seems to be an element of education unique to our school. Our children not only enjoy the new challenges and opportunities that each day of this week brings, whilst making new friends, but they also go on to achieve so much more because of interests and ideas sparked during Round Square Week.”

Washing the elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai.Washing the elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai.

One young student works on her environmental awareness in the Regents’ Garden.One young student works on her environmental awareness in the Regents’ Garden.

Raft-building with the students from Mechai Pattana School.Raft-building with the students from Mechai Pattana School.