A number of our students have developed a passion for the wildly popular card game "Bridge" after it was introduced to them as an ECA (Extra Curricular Activity). Two notable students are Kafair and Kafield, the daughters of our Head of Thai & Senior (Mathyom) Thai Teacher, Dr Khemjira Kulkham, better known as Kroo Jae.
Kafair (Year 7) and Kafield (our youngest Bridge player from Year 5) trained with an expert Bridge coach, who had many years of experience teaching Bridge in Thailand and France. Soon after that, their friends in the the school joined the Bridge ECA -- Erng and Pin (Year 8).
These young bright minds have come a long way. Together with Erng's and Pin's siblings, six children competed in November 2017 representing Suratthani and earned the rank as the second best team in the South of Thailand. This achievement qualified them for the Thailand Youth Games #34. A national bridge competition held in Nan.
And so off they went to the northernmost part of Thailand, bordering Laos, to a province called Nan. It's a beautiful place in the upcountry known for its national parks. But our students were not just there to enjoy the scenery but to exercise their brains and talent. They took part in this national bridge competition from the 23rd to the 26th of March.
Here's a report from Erng's Mother:
"On behalf of youth bridge team of Suratthani , I would like to thank you for your support of our team for the bridge tournament of Thailand Youth Games # 34 (The sport event of Thailand). In the competition our athletes did very well and they gained great experience. They finished in fourth place in a very strong line."
We are extremely proud of our ISS students. Keep going and know that from here, you can only get better!