School No. 5 honors teachers

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Pattaya School No. 5 honored the nation’s teachers with music and educational demonstrations to mark the 84th birthday of Thailand’s top teacher, HM the King.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Councilman Farooq Wongborisuthi – himself a teacher – emceed the Dec. 23 “Thailand Honors Teachers” event, which demonstrated the benevolence of educators, showed off the works of teachers and students and encouraged kids to think, express themselves and search for knowledge.

Students from Thai-Itoh Technology College show off their micro-robot simulator.Students from Thai-Itoh Technology College show off their micro-robot simulator.

It also was an occasion to honor the “teacher of the Kingdom,” with information on projects sponsored by HM the King to allow Thai citizens to live together and set an example for Thais to accomplish work while holding onto principles of love and unity.

Students from School No. 5 put on a stage show while the marching band played a medley of royal compositions. The Khrong-ngan Market, Outstanding Health Promotion School and To Be Number One Foundation organized the works of teachers and students for display. Exhibits covered local history, agricultural products from different schools in Pattaya and a micro-robot simulator from Thai-Itoh Technology College.

Councilman Farooq Wongborisuthi says he found solace in the images of HM the King and uses his royal principles in teaching children.Councilman Farooq Wongborisuthi says he found solace in the images of HM the King and uses his royal principles in teaching children.

Farooq said that, as a teacher, he sometimes became discouraged but found solace in the images of HM the King and used his royal principles in teaching children to know how to be a Thai, grow produce according to his sufficiency philosophy and carry out royal intentions for teachers.

The councilman said teachers lead the way in society, but must also continue to improve themselves and excel in the subjects they teach if they hope to help their students progress.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presides over the “Thailand Honors Teachers” event.Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presides over the “Thailand Honors Teachers” event.

Greased pole Thai boxing is part of the fun at the event.Greased pole Thai boxing is part of the fun at the event.

Exhibits cover local history and agricultural products from different schools in Pattaya.Exhibits cover local history and agricultural products from different schools in Pattaya.