Regents’ students flourish on Round Square Week

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On the 13th January Regents International School Pattaya began its annual Round Square Week – a week filled with rewarding community projects, adventurous sporting activities and cultural trips to many countries including Bali, Indonesia.

Every year over 470 students choose from a huge range of activities, with many students getting involved in a vast range of local community projects such as teaching science to children at the Sanuk Day Care Centre and performing music concerts for the Father Ray Foundation and the Disable Ladies’ Home.

Two students pass their Advanced Open Water course.Two students pass their Advanced Open Water course.

Other students travel further afield to challenge their physical abilities by caving in Mae Hon Song, climbing the limestone cliffs in Krabi and learning to surf in Bali.

One group travelled over 400km to Cambodia to take in the sights and sounds of Angkor Wat and to visit the Phare Cambodian Circus.

Liam Steele, English Teacher and Cambodia Activity Leader commented, “The trip to Cambodia was phenomenal for the students, and a real pleasure for the staff who got to accompany them on this historical and cultural tour of Siem Reap. A real highlight was when the students participated in the Phare Circus Workshop, a charity set up after the Khmer Rouge which delivers art therapy to those affected by the genocide. The students were amazed and inspired by such talent and creativity.”

Paul Crouch, Assistant Principal – Community and Student Enrichment commented, “Round Square Week is a fantastic opportunity for the students. It enables them to embrace challenge, push themselves out of their comfort zones and give back to many of our community projects. The experiences and opportunities provided by Regents’ Round Square Week will continue to develop life-long skills that will allow our students to become productive, well rounded global citizens of the future.”

Regents’ student rises to the challenge and sails for the first time.Regents’ student rises to the challenge and sails for the first time.

Students have a great time at Royal Varuna Yacht Club.Students have a great time at Royal Varuna Yacht Club.

Students are amazed and inspired by such talent and creativity of the Phare Circus, Cambodia.Students are amazed and inspired by such talent and creativity of the Phare Circus, Cambodia.

Students take to the waves off the coast of Bali.Students take to the waves off the coast of Bali.