Students from Garden International School enjoy a dramatic trip to Vietnam

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Mr. Ken, Ms. Cooper, and 11 students from GIS traveled to the British International School on Vietnam for a FOBISIA Drama Festival. The three-day event included drama workshops, Vietnamese culture, fabulous food, and new friendships.

“I already miss my new friends,” said Daseul, one of the students on the trip, as she was boarding the plane. “I can’t wait to contact them on Facebook when I get home.”

Students took part in several drama workshops.Students took part in several drama workshops.

They learned a lot of drama techniques and concepts that they were able to apply in an awesome presentation. “I learned a lot about how to use silence in drama to create suspense,” said Mara Dopp, another student on the trip.  Amazingly, with only one day to fully prepare, the presentations ranged from a creepy story about dolls that come alive at night to a political piece about oppression and the fight for freedom.

Students preparing for their final show, wearing traditional Vietnamese hats.Students preparing for their final show, wearing traditional Vietnamese hats.

“Even though we were all exhausted by the end of the trip, it was all worth it.  I’m already looking forward to next year’s Drama FOBISIA,” said Mr. Ken.

It was an amazing time of learning about drama, socializing, eating great food, and discovering Vietnam!

FOBISIA is the Federation of British International Schools in Asia. GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya.

GIS students joined in with the workshops, learning new dramatic skills.GIS students joined in with the workshops, learning new dramatic skills.

GIS students and others at the Drama FOBISIA in Vietnam.GIS students and others at the Drama FOBISIA in Vietnam.