This week the MTP students finished their exams, so we headed off to Ranong Biosphere Reserve for a different kind of education. This Mangrove reserve is protected by UNESCO, and was a new experience for our students and many of the staff. It was a beautiful day and the students thoroughly enjoyed walking around the reserve, taking notes and spotting monkeys swinging in the trees.
In the afternoon the students were given a challenge: to come up with a poster to convince people that Mangrove trees should be protected. The students worked very hard on these posters all afternoon, and showed both their artistic talent and their new knowledge about Mangroves. We finished the afternoon with the students presentation of their posters, and the reserve manager commented on how impressed he was with our student’s behaviour and enthusiasm. It was a great chance for students to renew their energy so that they can head back to the classroom refreshed and ready for action.