Earlier this month, the teaching agency I work for sponsored a two-day English Camp at Wat Sri Sunthorn School in the Thalang Sub-District of Phuket. As are most camps of this type these days, this one revolved around the 2015 initiation of the Asian Economic Community (AEC) and so included plenty of quiz games in which the students had to demonstrate their knowledge of the ten ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) member countries. Originally, this was to include interviewing tourists on Surin Beach but it was decided it would be better to keep the kids at the school and have them do plenty of on-site role-plays.
The opening ceremony on the first day included speeches by the local mayor and each of the four teachers involved (myself included) as well as our agency’s branch manager. We then spent most of the next six hours or so each day teaching the kids their role-play parts as well as playing plenty of educational games in both English and Thai.
It’s a lot of work but also a great deal of fun. I’m looking forward to helping out during a four-day English camp to be held in Laem Panwa in mid-January. In the meantime, I am happy to share the (relatively few) photos I shot at Wat Sri Sunthorn.