Year 8 Discover The Wonders of Koh Chang
From February 6—9, the Year 8’s had a wonderful learning experience as they visited Koh Chang for a geography trip.
The students are currently undertaking an inquiry based project how tourism is impacting Koh Chang. Students investigated the impacts that tourists have on Koh Chang through a range of questionnaires and environmental studies. By coincidence Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha was on the island at the same time making important decisions for the future of tourism for Koh Chang. The PM has discussed proposals for the bridge building to connect Koh Chang to the mainland, building a reservoir, refuse disposal, sewage treatment and the impacts of a completed ring road around the island. All these are issues that made the study even more relevant for the students.
It was an action packed 4 days for the students, as well as their study they trekked through the jungle of Koh Chang, learning about the different animals and vegetation. They also visited the islands of Koh Rang, snorkeling around the coral reefs and swimming by the beautiful beaches. There were also visits to waterfalls and students did manage to squeeze in a bit of time, to have fun on the White Sands Beach, where the hotel was located. The whole year group were wonderful ambassadors for the school and many tourists commented how polite they were. Well done Year 8!!