St Simon Stock Secondary: Exchange Programme
Mrs McAlpine, Subject Leader of MFL & Global Awareness Leader at St Simon Stock Secondary, recently organised educational and cultural exchange trips with two secondary schools in Thailand.
The first cohort from Khon Kaen Wittayayon School, a very large secondary school located in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand visited the school from 02 October to 06 October.
The group consisted of 16 students and three teachers from their English Programme.
The second cohort visited the school from 15 October to 19 October and consisted of 37 students and six teachers.
Both groups were able to visit St Simon Stock daily through a ‘school buddy system’, where the Thai students were paired with a student and their host family.
The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed their week-long immersion, taking part in all classes, sports and activities. The St Simon Stock ‘buddies’ took their roles very seriously and ensured their new Thai friends settled in quickly and integrated well into all aspects of school life.