City offers health training to 155 students

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More than 150 Pattaya students learned about good hygiene and health at a city seminar featuring three speakers from Banglamung Hospital.

The 155 secondary-school pupils from Pattaya’s 11 public schools, plus Pattaya Arunothai, Aksorn Pattaya and Tantrarak schools were welcomed by Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome at the city’s Public Health Department June 21.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome poses with a student vying for the 2,500 baht prize for the city’s best school health volunteer. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome poses with a student vying for the 2,500 baht prize for the city’s best school health volunteer.

The mayor said child development depends on education and promotion of good mental health, and the foundation for that lies in the efficiency of schools being centers of good health.

The city, therefore, launched a public-health volunteer training program to give students knowledge, understanding and skills related to good health, communicating with doctors and nurses and keeping their schools clean.

Pattaya will also sponsor an award for the best school health volunteer, where students can win 2,500 baht for promoting hygienic conditions at their school.