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Wells Without Walls December 2018

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After a few weeks of exams, our high school students and teachers ended the semester on a positive note with Wells Without Walls (WWW), an initiative to empower students to take more control of their learning and explore new experiences, skills, and service learning opportunities. It is a week dedicated to learning in various shapes and forms, inside and outside the school walls. Students and teachers played a large role in organizing the event and tailoring it to the needs and vision of the high school student body. WWW aims to provide students with academic, CAS/co-curricular, experiential and service learning opportunities through student and teacher-led workshops, IB Core sessions, life skills and hands-on activities, action planning, sports, and service learning. Underlying these opportunities is the empowerment of our students and teachers as change-agents and leaders as they explore and showcase their various passions, skills, and talents, through collaboration and teamwork.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Theme

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This semester, our Wells Without Walls week focused on 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students and teachers showed their support for each goal by wearing the color of the respective goal each day, and the goals were a common thread interconnected with the various workshops and trips. Morning announcements were made by students to educate the school community about the significance of the goal and suggested daily actions we can all take to work towards these goals. The 5 goals represented were:

  • Goal 6: Clean water & sanitation (blue)
  • Goal 1: No Poverty (red)
  • Goal 13: Climate action (green)
  • Goal 7: Affordable & clean energy (yellow)
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities & communities (orange)

WWW Field Trip Fun

The students and teachers engaged in various activities and workshops within the school walls, and trips outside of school in local communities.The field trips our students went on this week included a visit to the Siriraj Medical Museum, Wells Bang Na farm, Bang Khuat farm, the HDF Mercy Centre, and the CHSAThai Dog Shelter.

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A visit to Wells Bang Na farm

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Siriraj Medical Museum

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Mercy Centre Visit

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CHSAThai Dog Shelter Visit

WWW Workshops

In school, both teachers and students shared their passions and had fun engaging in learning, teamwork, and bonding. Some of the workshops held included: movie Psychology analysis, how to crochet, improv, beginner yoga, Skype with the founder of Envirofit International, climate change info sessions, riddle challenge, hip hop workshop, ESLR/Learner Profile development, soap and shampoo making for Bilay House, mindfulness practice, composting, Intro to MUN, DIY plastic workshop, self-care to succeed in school and life, touch football, Grade 12 So You Think You Can Science projects, Bollywood dance, Christmas-themed origami workshop and a presentation about the truth behind food trends.

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Beginner Yoga

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Improv Workshop

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Discussing climate change

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Hip Hop Workshop

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Making kaffir lime shampoo for Bilay House

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DIY Plastics Workshop

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‘The truth behind food trends’ presentation

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Christmas Origami Workshop

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Self-care to succeed in life and school

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Touch football

On Wednesday, before the Christmas show, we also held a booth fair, where student service clubs and initiatives hosted booths to showcase their various initiatives and host activities and treats for the primary and middle school students.

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Green Developers at the Christmas Show Fair

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K9 Club at the Christmas Show Fair

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World Scholar’s Club at the Christmas Booth Fair

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World Scholar’s Club at the Christmas Booth Fair

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Global Social Leaders at the Christmas Booth Fair

At the end of each day, the Student Council organized a bonding activity that high school students and teachers were encouraged to participate in, such as the General Knowledge Bowl, student vs. teacher debate, student vs. teacher sports, and an alumni and current students volleyball tournament.

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General Knowledge Bowl

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Student vs. Teachers Debate

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Teachers vs. Students Sports Game

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Alumni Volleyball Tournament

WWW Appreciation

A big thank you goes out to all of the students, teachers, parents, guests and community members who worked hard and contributed to making this last week of the 2018 school year a meaningful and engaging one!

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