Traidhos Visiting Schools Program

Chiang Mai - Thailand

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Annually we welcome around 3,000 students and staff from over fifty schools worldwide.

2015 Trips

25 Nov 2015 Updated about 1 year ago

Yew Chung IS Shanghai trip report

25 October – 5 November 2015

On 25 October 2015, VSP welcomed seventeen students and two teachers from Yew Chung International School from Shanghai, China. They embarked on an eleven-day visit to northern Thailand with a focus on fieldwork as well as experiencing the wonders the region has to offer.

The trip started with a two-day river study where students looked at the changing characteristics of a local river as water flows. Six accessible sites along the Hao River were chosen, starting at Mork Fa Waterfall. Students split into separate groups according to their focus – geography students looked at physical changes based on the framework of the Bradshaw Model, and biology students looked at the river quality and identifying indicator species.

After a brief introduction to the site, students spent the next two hours gathering relevant data. Although all the testing equipment was provided by VSP, some Yew Chung students also chose to bring their own. The Mork Fa site provided a lot of interesting data, which indicated that it is a typical upstream site with good quality water and a somewhat diverse plant species. Afterwards the group enjoyed the obligatory swim when visiting the waterfall.

Students continued their investigation downstream through the five other sites and observed the various degrees of human influence on the water coming from villages, rice fields, small factories and construction sites. The locals’ dependence on this river in their everyday life and work is strong but it is not without consequence. Students were able to note both positive and negative examples of impacts on the water as they worked their way down to the last river site, situated in front of Huay Sai Temple, just behind the Traidhos Farm. The data gathered will provide an interesting analysis for students upon their return to the classroom in Shanghai.

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2017 Visitors

January 17
Khartoum International Community School, Sudan
Multiple Intelligence IS, Philippines
IS Yangon, Myanmar
St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71, Bangkok
St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107, Bangkok
Concordian IS, Bangkok

February 17
MLC School, Australia
International School Bangkok
Prem Tinsulanonda IS, Chiang Mai
Yew Chung IS of Shanghai, China
American IS Dhaka, Bangladesh
Yangon IS, Myanmar

March 17
Seoul IS, South Korea
Yew Chung IS, Hong Kong
Australian IS, Hong Kong
Appleby College, Canada
Fern Hill School, Canada
The International School, Macau
I-Shou IS, Taiwan
KIS, Bangkok
Canadian IS, Singapore
Stamford School, Indonesia

April 17
Beijing World Youth Academy, China
Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong
Australian International School, Singapore

May 17
Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong
The Montessori School, Perth, Australia

June 17
Yew Chung International School, Hong Kong
Garden International School, Malaysia
Compass Youth Leadership Camp

July 17
Travel For Teens (Elephants), USA
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