FOBISIA Student Environmental Conference 2022 - Bangkok Prep

FOBISIA Student Environmental Conference 2022

Bangkok Prep

Food for thought!

On Tuesday 26th April, 2022, Bangkok Prep International School hosted this year’s FOBISIA Student Environmental Conference at the Secondary School – Sukhumvit 77 Campus. The focus of the conference was on the environmental impact of sustainably growing plants and crops.

It was fabulous to see 8 international schools from Bangkok, Pattaya and Rayong taking part (in person) in a FOBISIA conference. The schools were – Bangkok Prep, Rugby School Thailand, Denla British School, Singapore International School of Bangkok, St Andrews 107, Shrewsbury International School Bangkok, St Andrews 71, and Garden School, Rayong.

The conference opened with 5 keynote speakers who have already developed very successfully environmentally focused businesses in Thailand. A huge thank you to Paleo Robbie, Happy Grocer, Laika, Root the Future and Chul Farm.

These distinguished guest speakers shared their same passion and eco philosophy which gave us all food for thought! We should all think very carefully about what we put into our bodies; where does it come from and consider what we do with our waste. 

The participants used the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the respective environmental impact of growing plants and crops.  The discussions that followed inspired the students to plan projects at their schools which will address local and global environmental issues.

The remainder of the day consisted of a series of engaging and sustainably focused activities. The FOBISIA Student Environmental Conference considered holistic approaches to adapting our food system in order to improve health, and reduce our impact on the environment.

The ‘in-person’ conference inspired and provoked thoughtful conversations and lessons about the love for the environment and ways to reduce emissions while maintaining a nutritious diet.

The practical activities took place on the Bangkok Prep Secondary campus and next door at the lush and green Chul Farm. The students put their strength to a test by pedalling a bicycle to make delicious fruit smoothies; filtered water so it was good enough to drink and creating art using plant leaves whilst other groups ate some crunchy critters and considered the insects as an alternative source of protein. There was even some time for sustainable golf.

The students came together to think about sources of our food and the impact of what we eat and drink on our health and the global climate. Together they (and we) can all contribute to achieving some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

They had a great opportunity to collaborate with peers from across Thailand, to think critically and learn more about how to best advocate for themselves and others, about what they eat and where it comes from. We are confident that this day will stand out as one of inspiration and motivation for students to use their strong voices and sharp perspectives in pursuit of their love for the environment.

We should all remember to take a look out your plate and think carefully about what you eat and its origins. Food for thought!

 

 

Duncan Stonehouse

Head of School

Our Campus

BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

02-700-5858

Primary School

The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

Admissions Procedure

When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

Early Years

At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

Secondary School

Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

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