GIS raises funds for Fobissea Primary Games participation

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A mammoth fundraising effort has helped support an international sports event for students near Pattaya.

Swimming, goalkeeping, a sporting mufti day and a raffle have all helped raise funds for the Group C Fobissea Primary Games, which were held from June 5-9 at Garden International School Rayong. This mini-Olympics saw students from Nepal, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand compete.

PTTCG is generously sponsoring Fobissea. Choawanee Panpruk, Social Enterprise Manager from PTTCG, gave 300 water bottles to Miss Lucy.PTTCG is generously sponsoring Fobissea. Choawanee Panpruk, Social Enterprise Manager from PTTCG, gave 300 water bottles to Miss Lucy.

A sponsored swim event was organized in GIS on May 16 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm to raise money for Fobissea. A total of 27 children took part, who all collected sponsorship money. The most number of lengths was done by a Year 6 student, Sang Hyun, who managed an incredible 131 lengths!

Left or right? GIS students try to beat their keeper/teacher.Left or right? GIS students try to beat their keeper/teacher.

It was a big success and all the money collected went to Fobissea funds. Money raised helped cover the costs of GIS students representing the school at the games.

Recently there was also a fun-filled “Beat the Keeper” competition in secondary. Held over five lunchtimes, students paid 20B for the chance to take a penalty against our team of all-star goalkeepers.

Mr Beales, Mr Elderkamp, Miss Morris, Mr Ball, Mr Baker and Miss Austin were the keepers who tried valiantly to save all the penalties.

More fundraising came in the form of a raffle, which raised thousands of baht.

MBf Taylors generously agreed to sponsor the swimming kits and hats. We are also very grateful to the other sponsors: Fairway Thailand, PTT Global Chemical, SCI, Crathco, Advance Media, Lawton Asia, Elite Printer, Hydro-Tech, Union Sime Derby, Thunder Cranes (L) Ltd., Ruampat Rayong Hospital, Mr. Frank & Khun Su Nichols and Mr Barry Soanes.

Students swim to help their Fobissea fund.Students swim to help their Fobissea fund.

GIS students prepare for a sponsored swim.GIS students prepare for a sponsored swim.

Another student in the pool to help the Fobissea fund.Another student in the pool to help the Fobissea fund.