Bright and early on the morning of 26th July a group of 20 teachers, office staff and volunteers set off on 2 mini buses, heading for Bangkok! Our host school, Mater Dei Institute, had organized 4 wonderful days of professional development, evening sightseeing and Thai dining for us. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. We sat in classrooms, getting to know the students, we observed and tried out new teaching techniques and we were given presentations and workshops on everything from brain gym to pedagogy.
In the evenings we were whisked away to some of the best attractions Bangkok has to offer. The staff and pupils of Mater Dei could not have been more welcoming or generous in every way. Kep in Xavier hall did a marvelous job hosting us. Thanks to all involved in the organizing, I think I speak for everyone when I say Bangkok will always conjure up some wonderful memories.
Deirdre Ryan, Teacher Trainer