Dear Colleagues,

We all know that the Songkran Festival is a much-awaited and important traditional and cultural event for Thai people. The festival starts on the 13th of April every year and lasts for three days. This year, in accordance with the mourning period, International Pioneers School will hold numerous presentations and performances aimed at remembering His Majesty King Bhumibol.

This year, IPS’ Songkran programme will be held on the 31st of March, which falls on a Friday. The aim for the upcoming programme is to remember the respected His Majesty King Bhumibol. The programme will be as follow:

7:30 

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8:00 

Making Merit by Giving Food to the Monks

8:00

8:02

Normal Morning Assembly and Opening of the Programme to be emceed by Saksith Yr.13 and Natnicha Yr.11

8:02

8:05

Royal’s Anthem and a Minute of Silence in Memory of the Respected King Bhumibol

8:05

8:10

Video Presentation of the Beauty of Thailand and His Majesty King Bhumibol the Great

8:10

8:15

Opening Show: Composed Song “King in the Fairytales” for His Majesty King Bhumibol by Selected Students of KeyStages 1-2

8:15

8:20

Dancing in the Rhythm of the Song “Near Dawn” composed by His Majesty King Bhumibol by Selected Year 1 Students

8:20

8:25

Informative Video Presentation about the Songkran Festival

8:25

8:40

Spiritual Ceremony: “Rod Nam Dam Hua” (Pouring of Water Over Hands)

8:40

8:45

Presentation of the Composed Song “Follow the King’s Footsteps” for His Majesty King Bhumibol by K1 and K2 Students and to be led by Teacher Kullachat

8:45

8:55

Grand Performance of the Contemporary Thai Dance by Selected Students of Years 8 and 9

8:55

9:00

Body Percussion Show in the Song of “Love at Sundown” Composed by His Majesty King Bhumibol by selected Year 10 Students

9:00

9:10

Role Play Presentation “Follow the King’s Footsteps” by Year 11 Thai Group Students

9:10

9:20

Singing Together His Majesty King Bhumibol’s Composed Song by Selected Teachers and Students (Transform the Sign of Number 9 by the students from Year6 &Year7)

9:20

9:25

Closing Remarks by Teacher Alka Pandey

9:25

9:30

Dismissal of the Emcees

 

We, the Thai Department, would like to invite you to join us by wearing Thai costumes or Thai flowery shirts on that day (See attachments). Your participation would be highly appreciated!

 

Best! 

T.Tik