Thai Culture at School in Thailand

Life in a Thai school in some ways is quite similar
to other schools around the world. However, the fascinating Thai
culture helps contribute to some intriguing differences. These
range from simple things such as shoes not being allowed to be
worn in the school buildings to the annual Wai Kru Ceremony
where all of the students bow down low in obeisance towards their
teachers.

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  • Art Gallery – a collection of paintings made by the students
    showing different aspects of Thai culture
  • Brahmin Shrine – the students pay respect to the four faced shrine
    and ask it for good luck before they take exams
  • Loy Krathong
    Festival
    – students make beautiful
    krathongs to float on the river for this colourful festival
  • Meditation – several times a week the students sit down and
    clear their minds of everything
  • Songkran Festival – the traditional Thai new year in April when
    a lot of water is splashed around
  • Spirit House – Thai people believe the land belongs to spirits
    so they must be appeased with offerings of food every day
  • Thai Clothes – worn on special occasions, Thai clothes are
    very colourful
  • Thai Dancing – beautiful and graceful is one way to describe
    the very distinctive dancing style
  • Thai Etiquette – students greet their elders by placing their
    hands together in a prayer like gesture
  • Thai Food – famous around the world as being very delicious,
    come and see what is served up in the kitchens
  • Thai Games – a selection of traditional games the students
    play
  • Thai Music – a variety of instruments unique to Thailand
  • Thailand Symbols – we asked the students to think of different
    things which they think represent Thailand the best.
  • Top Knot Cutting
    Ceremony
    – you don’t see many students
    these days with a top knot
  • Wai Kru Ceremony – at the start of the academic year, students
    present their teachers with flower garlands

Students presenting flowers to
their teachers during the annual Wai Kru Ceremony

Beautiful and graceful, two students
demonstrating Thai dancing

Several times a week the students
clear their minds with some meditation

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