Regents International School Pattaya raises 182,186 THB for community partners on International Day 2019

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The celebrations started with a parade around The Oval.
The celebrations started with a parade around The Oval.

Last Friday 8 February, the whole school community at Regents International School Pattaya celebrated one of the most highly anticipated annual events of the year – International Day! As one of the largest international schools on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, we are made up of 50 different nationalities, making us a truly international and diverse community.

The school grounds were transformed with beautifully decorated country stalls, representing each nationality at our school with traditional games, quizzes and foods to try. At the same time our objective for this huge event was to raise awareness and funds to support the United Nation’s Global Goal 4 – Quality Education for All.

Regents International School Pattaya celebrates one of the most highly anticipated annual events of the year, International Day.
Regents International School Pattaya celebrates one of the most highly anticipated annual events of the year, International Day.

The celebrations started with a parade around The Oval with students, parents and staff members dressed in vibrant national costumes, followed by a fashion show, a football World Cup and some brilliant country performances.

The day was made even more special with the help of our wonderful parents, who took over the International Café, providing deliciously cooked foods from all over the world for us to have a taste.

All in all, this year’s International Day was once again a great success. Not only was it a fantastic day out for the whole family but we are proud to announce that we raised a total of 182,186 THB! The International Day committee, made up of Regents students, will shortly be making a decision on how we as a school can use this money to support the education of our community partners.

Sarah Osborne-James, School Principal, said, “As part of Nord Anglia Education, we are very proud to collaborate with UNICEF. Through this collaboration, our students have their social consciousness raised so they care more deeply about the world and the people in it. Students research, develop and debate challenges facing our society, and take positive action to address them.”

Together with UNICEF, all Nord Anglia Education students are challenged to participate in projects on the Sustainable Development Goals in their schools. The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 goals set by the United Nations regarding social and economic development issues that we hope to collectively achieve by 2030.

Parents provided deliciously cooked foods from all over the world.
Parents provided deliciously cooked foods from all over the world.

Every year, UNICEF challenges students at Nord Anglia Education schools to raise awareness of these goals through creative projects and activities. Whether it’s a recycling project for sustainability, turning plants into bio-fuels, fighting against poverty in their community, or other meaningful activities based on the 17 goals, our students are challenged to lead change.

The focus of this year’s International Day was Goal 4 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education for all. As a result of the fund raising on International Day by our students, staff and parents we will be able to help deliver against this goal, which is so close to our hearts.