KIS Students travel to Kanchanaburi for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award
This weekend 23 students from KIS International School Bangkok traveled to Kanchanaburi for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE).
It was an excellent trip, and our students did an amazing job completing what was a physically and mentally challenging adventure.
Our Grade 8 and 9 students went to iCamp Thailand to complete the Practice Journey of the Bronze Award, where they navigated 33 kilometres down the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai rivers on standup paddleboards, learned about fire making and shelter construction, prepared their own meals, put up tents and camped in the rain, and celebrated a successful journey by roasting marshmallows and singing songs with their friends by a bonfire.
KIS is proud to offer the DofE Award, a highly respected program that enables students to demonstrate transferable skills and qualities relating to commitment, initiative, resilience and risk-taking. It is aligned with the IB learner profile, and helps students develop skills relating to problem solving, communication, and collaboration while bonding with their peers.