On Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25, twenty of our Wells high school students attended the 7th Annual ServICE Conference at NIST International School. The ServICE conference is a collaborative, student-led event organized by international schools in Bangkok. The aim of the conference is to inspire, connect and empower students to take appropriate and effective service action to benefit their communities and the environment.
The conference provides students with opportunities to share and learn from each other about experiences and successful projects engaging with service learning in their respective schools and communities. The conference provides a stage for various adult and keynote speakers to share their passions, “How-To” sessions for students wishing to teach others based on their experiences, and a community/NGO fair for networking and sharing projects across Thailand. Students are also given the opportunity to collaborate and plan future inter-school service learning projects.
Some of our students were actively involved in promoting and sharing their clubs and ideas with other students in the community. Cindy and Jiae from the Class of 2018 led a “How-To” session on “How to initiate and maintain a student-led animal and environmental club”. They also hosted a booth to promote their respective clubs, Greenhawks and PAWS. Sarick and Natnisha, also members of the Class of 2018, hosted a booth to share their experiences and projects in the Love Ocean Life (LOL) Club.
Wells is excited to see how these students will turn their inspiration from the conference into action, and how they will make a positive difference in their school and local community with their bright ideas and initiatives!