Wells Without Walls
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.
Wells Without Walls Day 1
Our Wells Without Walls June 2019 week was kicked off with Student council elections for class representatives from each high school grade level. We also had two special guests. Former Ms. Universe, Ms. Natalie Glebova, was our first special guest who conducted a seminar on How to Win Your Day by being more mindful, grateful and kind to others and ourselves.
Our second special guest, Mr. Hassan Ghiassi, the founder of Aristotle’s Cafe, introduced various public speaking activities and held a discussion with students on passion and identity in his workshop, “Speak Your Mind, Share Your Thoughts”.
Other workshops included mindfulness & meditation, breakdancing, healthy lifestyle and diet workshop, book drive/library designing and European martial arts!
Wells Without Walls Day 2
Day 2 of Wells Without Walls focused on experiences outside of our yellow walls: a beach clean-up at Bang Saen beach organized by our Love Ocean Life (LOL) club leaders, Trashtag challenge around school, and a trip to Bangkok science museum and planetarium.
Within our walls, workshops taught students the art of macrame, mindfulness, basketball, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and more!
Wells Without Walls Day 3
This day was filled with a diverse range of workshops including composting, cherry blossom Chinese ink painting, Rangoli floor art, black holes, math scavenger hunt, SDGs workshop, yoga, research guidance from AP grads, fun history and speaking games, Group 4 shark tank, volleyball, and a cupcake making workshop!
Wells Without Walls Day 4
On Day 4, we had a special visit and presentation from Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University., who presented about their various programs in the engineering department and spoke with our interns to help prepare them for their upcoming summer internship in the Biomedical Engineering labs.
Ms. Pashmina Reis de Souza, bestselling author of the Cappuccino Chronicles, also held a workshop on the art of storytelling and publishing. The workshop focused on the power of writing, the benefits of editing, and the power of marketing. Students created and presented creative and imaginative stories. Ms. Pashmina also discussed a new children’s book which will be launched by Hearts to be Heard soon, as well as her own children’s book entitled “What is a Gupsey”.
Our week ended with a final fun-filled day with workshops and activities ranging from a chess tournament, Bollywood dancing, how to be happy/tips for a positive outlook on life, making macrame bottle holders, chair yoga, paper airplane throwing competition, and a public speaking competition!