International Day 2022
On Tuesday, November 8th, the Wells community gathered at Wells On Nut Campus for International Day 2022: Global Rejuvenation! International Day is a day for the entire school to come together and celebrate the diversity of our student, teacher, and staff population, as well as recognize, appreciate and learn about other cultures around the world. This event nicely aligns with our ESLR of Global Citizenship and the IB concept of ‘international mindedness’. In an increasingly diverse world, our goal is to continue to remain open-minded to worldwide diversity and differences, and to practice acceptance and respect as an international attitude.
With this year’s theme being ‘Global Rejuvenation’, the celebration was focused on the celebrating of a rejuvenation of life and culture around the world in a post-pandemic world. We explored how countries and regions celebrate rejuvenation in various ways, with the central question being: In our post-pandemic world, how do we celebrate ‘rejuvenation’ around the world? This theme was reflected through a flag parade, interactive booths, activities, workshops, performances, and a range of international food! Performances from various cultures were given by Wells performers, including Korean club, Thai Dance club, our teachers, and other talented performing artists in our school community.
Initiated by our Wells SerWIS Club, a majority of the proceeds raised from our homerooms and student-led clubs were donated to Duang Prateep Foundation, which operates over 20 projects in the fields of education, child abuse, and welfare of the elderly and slum youths. They carry out this service through community kindergartens, educational sponsorships, rehabilitation centers, in-home support, traveling puppet troupes, a local credit union and regular activities at our Klong Toey center.
International Day 2022 turned out to be a huge success! After a few years without our annual celebration of cultures, it was a big day of collaboration, community, and celebration among all of our staff, students, and teachers, in which smiles, laughter and fun demonstrated the rejuvenation within our own community and around the world.