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.


2017 Trips


22 Dec 2017 Updated about 4 months ago

SEPTEMBER 2017: Monte Sant’Angelo Mercy College


Jungle Cooking

Imagine you are in the jungle and you start feeling peckish. Would you be able to rustle up a meal?

Well, students from Monte Sant’Angelo Mercy College had an introduction to jungle cooking as part of their visit to the Traidhos Farm.

Before getting stuck in with the cooking, the farm staff took the students on a tour, which included harvesting some of the vegetables for lunch. Once back in the main sala they set their ingredients aside while they worked in small teams to start their fires using charcoal made on the farm.

Everyone started to cook after receiving quick instructions. On the menu were several dishes: northern Thai style green chili paste, grilled tofu, grilled pork and chicken, salsa, local mushroom salad, sweet potato and grilled corn. Whilst we do help out by providing metal kitchen utensils, natural materials such as banana leaves, coconut shell bowls and woven baskets are favoured and students also learn that great flavours can be achieved with only basic ingredients such as fresh herbs and salt. 

After decorating the bamboo trays with flowers picked from the farm everyone sat down around them to eat. In this part of the world sticky rice is the main staple and you definitely wouldn’t go into the jungle without it so, of course, each tray was supplemented with a generous mound. The rice is also grown on the farm with help from visiting student groups.

The students had a lot of fun and learned new cooking skills from this activity. Some said that ‘I had never tried sticky before; it’s so delicious’ and ‘I have never made a fire before it’s easier than I thought’.  It sounds like they would fit in with the local culture quite well!


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2018 Visitors


January 18
Multiple Intelligence International School, Philippines
Khartoum International Community School, Sudan
Nord Anglia International School, Dubai
Concordian International School, Bangkok
St. Andrews International School, Bangkok
Yew Chung International School of Shanghai

February 18
KIS International School, Bangkok
Yangon International School, Myanmar
MLC School, Australia
Bromsgrove International School, Bangkok
American International School, Dhaka

March 18
Appleby College, Canada
Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong
The International School of Macau
Australian International School, Hong Kong
Canadian International School, Singapore
Canadian International School of Phnom Penh
Sekolah Bina Persada, Indonesia
Seoul International School, Korea
I Shou International School, Taiwan

April 18
Hume Lake, USA
Beijing World Youth Academy, China

May 18
Seoul Foreign School, Korea
International School of Bangkok

June 18
Somerset College, Australia
Compass Youth Camp
Travel For Teens, USA
Yew Chung International School, Hongkong


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