Traidhos Visiting Schools Program

Chiang Mai - Thailand

Trip Reports.

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

2016 Trips

24 Jan 2016 Updated about 1 year ago

IS Yangon go climbing!

This week we were visited by IS Yangon for five days of adventure and team building activities. An exciting addition to their program was that they were the first ever school to experience our brand new VSP climbing wall! Finished at the end of 2015, our climbing wall features three levels of difficulty including an introductory sloping wall for beginners, a vertical wall with two different coloured routes and an overhang for those looking to really challenge themselves.


With helmets strapped on and harnesses tightened, students were all briefed on basic climbing technique and the all-important health and safety rules of climbing. To give the students more responsibility and a greater variety of roles during the session, the group was introduced to a peer belaying technique, meaning that the students worked as a group to belay each other up and down the wall under the careful instruction and guidance of our VSP staff, who completed a three-day Climbing Wall Instructor course last year.


Some students opted to focus on the beginner wall, working on their technique, with some even attempting it with no hands! Many also gave the overhang a go – a test of skill, strength and determination. Most soon realised how tough an overhang can be, even for experienced climbers. Even climbing a metre up the wall can leave you with tired fingers but several students kept coming back for more to try and reach just one more hold.

Overall it was a great way to kick off 2016 and the opening of our new wall. A big shout goes out to the two students that managed to reach the top of the overhang!

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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
Travel For Teens (Service), USA