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The kids from St. Mark’s IS are taking the future into their own hands and saving the world!

Location: Suansri Park, Thailand
Date: 26th June 2015
No. of trees planted: 20 Trees

It was a hot sunny Friday, 26th June, at Suansri Park when PATT got a chance to welcome 16 St. Mark’s International School students. This tree planting was different as the youngest kids were only four years old, and the oldest not much more. Three dedicated teachers definitely had to do a lot of running around to keep these little kids on track and focused. It is really interesting to watch how everything amazes small kids; we should definitely learn some curiosity about the world from them.

Kids soon realized that it is not so easy to plant a tree that is bigger than you are, but this didn’t stop these energetic kids. They put so much love and care into planting of their 20 trees – they even held the trees really gently in their hands, afraid to accidentally hurt the seedlings. At the end they also carefully watered them to make sure that they’ll grow. It was such a delight to see proud smiles on these kids’ faces.

They also learned how to pot young “Pong-pong” seedlings, which they dedicated to their loving parents. Pong-pong is an important native tree in Thailand as its fruits are used for manufacturing bioinsecticides and deodorants, so the kids did a really important work. They also got a chance to learn about the Suansri forest and they just loved to wander around and explore everything with excitement.

Before PATT waved goodbye to them, kids still had to feed the fish in the lake – this led to a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity to go wild in this urban wilderness! At PATT we are really looking forward to taking this small but brave kids from St. Mark’s IS planting trees again.

See more photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126765567@N06/sets/72157655024254206

This project is supported by:

St. Mark’s IS