Garden International raises sports funds for Fobissea Games

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

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

Choawanee Panpruk, Social Enterprise Manager from sponsors PTTCG, gave 300 water bottles to Miss Lucy for GIS students to use at the Games. Choawanee Panpruk, Social Enterprise Manager from sponsors PTTCG, gave 300 water bottles to Miss Lucy for GIS students to use at the Games.

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!

Swimming to help the Fobissea fund.Swimming to help the Fobissea fund.

It was a big success and all the money collected will go to Fobissea funds.  Money raised will help cover the costs of GIS students who will 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. and Ruampat Rayong Hospital and Frank & Su Nichols and Barry Soanes.

Garden International School is based in Ban Chang, Rayong. For more, visit www. gardenrayong.com.

 

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