Our Senior students found the COVD restrictions made it very difficult to engage in meaningful direct action service in the local community. The English House Programme project is one of the few opportunities for students to be active volunteers, without having to leave their own homes!
The opportunity arose this year to work with our partners, The Mercy Centre, on a collaborative project which aimed to meet a real and identified need in their community. The Centre is home to eight primary and middle school aged children who have been identified as gifted and talented, and as a result have secured scholarships to several international schools in Bangkok. In order to support the education of this group of children the team there established GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP a new programme called ‘The English House’.
However, before long it became clear that these children would need extra support if they were to keep up with their peers and so the decision was made to set up a long-term tuition programme for these children and those who follow in their footsteps. This is where the Bangkok Patana team, comprising eleven students from Year 11 and 12 along with three teachers, stepped in to offer weekly online tutoring for the children in Maths, English and Science. Caroline Ferguson, Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) Coordinator
Read all about the students’ experience in the Term magazine here