Instilling an Appreciation for Thai Culture

As part of the Thai culture and social studies courses at Wells International School, our grade 4 and 5 students went on a field trip to M.R. Kukrit’s Pramoj’s historical residence.  Known to all Thai nationals, Mr. Kukrit was the 13th prime minister of Thailand and was also the first to create a political party. His dwelling consists of five houses, each featuring unique aspects, and is decorated with typical Thai handcrafted furniture. Alongside the houses, beautiful Thai flowers, miniature Guava trees and Tamarind trees cover an open veranda. Our students took every opportunity to learn more about the Thai styles and history preserved in this house, thus providing them with a better appreciation for the culture of which they are part.

– Ms. Prerna & Ms. Jim

Our students and teachers doing the “Krab” to pay respect to the deceased prime minister, Mr. Kukrit Pramoj
Our students and teachers doing the “Krab” to pay respect to the deceased prime minister, Mr. Kukrit Pramoj
Pie and Tan reading about the prime minister, a lecturer in universities, writer and columnist. He was an all-rounder!
Pie and Tan reading about the prime minister, a lecturer in universities, writer and columnist. He was an all-rounder!
Katie, Rishab and Dharshan taking notes about the characters related to Thai culture and belief. These are called khons; they are the highest artistic form of Thai classical dance.
Katie, Rishab and Dharshan taking notes about the characters related to Thai culture and belief. These are called khons; they are the highest artistic form of Thai classical dance.
Alan closely examining the khons and recording his thoughts
Alan closely examining the khons and recording his thoughts
Yash, Vikram, Jiawun and Mickey jotting down their impressions of the many objects around the house
Yash, Vikram, Jiawun and Mickey jotting down their impressions of the many objects around the house
Ms. Jim, our Thai principal, explains how water was stored in the past. The clay pots acted as insulators, keeping water cool.
Ms. Jim, our Thai principal, explains how water was stored in the past. The clay pots acted as insulators, keeping water cool.
Alana, Muskaan, Chammu, Tina and Anusha taking notes
Alana, Muskaan, Chammu, Tina and Anusha taking notes
Tina, Anusha and Chammu having a good time sharing their ideas and posing for the camera
Tina, Anusha and Chammu having a good time sharing their ideas and posing for the camera
Mr. Kukrit loved dogs; even today many dogs live in his home and the surrounding area.
Mr. Kukrit loved dogs; even today many dogs live in his home and the surrounding area.
A snapshot of the beautiful flowers in the open veranda
A snapshot of the beautiful flowers in the open veranda
Katie and Pinny inside one of the five houses
Katie and Pinny inside one of the five houses
Grade 4 & 5 students with Ms. Jim, Ms. Um, Ms. Au, Ms. Prerna and Mr. Graham in front of the upper level of the Thai house
Grade 4 & 5 students with Ms. Jim, Ms. Um, Ms. Au, Ms. Prerna and Mr. Graham in front of the upper level of the Thai house
Tina, Lisa, Anusha, Rishab, Chammu, Muskaan and Alana standing in front of a kuaen, a Thai wheelbarrow
Tina, Lisa, Anusha, Rishab, Chammu, Muskaan and Alana standing in front of a kuaen, a Thai wheelbarrow
This poster shows the dynamic prime minister. He played the starring role “Tosakhan” in plays and wore the khon costume.
This poster shows the dynamic prime minister. He played the starring role “Tosakhan” in plays and wore the khon costume.

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