On Tuesday 31 March 2015 and Thursday 2 April 2015, 25 Grade 4 students and 26 Grade 3 students from Sint-Jozefschool and their teachers participated in the “Sawasdee Thailand!” project at the Royal Thai Embassy. Sint-Jozefschool is the first Flemish speaking school to take part in the project.
Ambassador Nopadol Gunavibool welcomed the students to the Embassy in Flemish. The students then learned about the daily life of a Thai student, such as how Thai students go to school, singing the Thai National Anthem before beginning school, and what Thai students actually eat for lunch.
In addition, students learned about Thai culture by practicing how to perform the Thai greeting “wai,” how to count numbers in Thai, tasting Thai desserts and participating in the water pouring ceremony for the Thai New Year Songkran Festival.
“Sawasdee Thailand” was initiated in 2013 and this is the first time the project was conducted in both French and Flemish. This year the project was during 24 March-2 April 2015. The following 4 schools participated in this year’s project: The European School of Brussels (Uccle), Institut Marie Immaculée-Montjoie, St. Joseph and Sint-Jozefschool.