The JW Marriott invited Coconut Club students to visit and learn about the conservation of turtles. First, they participated in JW Marriott’s Kid Soleil – they tried juggling, bicycling, trapeze work and trampolining. Lunch was at the noodle bar, where the students cooked their own meal and ate chocolate cake. In the afternoon the students went to the Mai Khao Turtle Foundation where they learnt about turtle conservation and made posters about recycling. A fantastic, informative, fun day out thanks to JW Marriott.
Learning to Swim with Coconut Club
Teachers and volunteers at the Foundation decided that swimming is a life skill which all of our students should have. Over the year we have had support from the local community to ensure that every student at Coconut Club can become a confident and competent swimmer. The first classes were at BIS, then at PIA where Thai swimming instructors taught the children to swim in just a few short weeks. Students practice putting their heads under water, collecting sunken objects from the bottom and pushing off the side. By the end of each session even those who were nervous to begin with were competing in races and jumping in. Local hotels Kamala Dreams and The Palms have also invited the students to use their pools. A huge thank you to all of the businesses and volunteers who are making this programme such a huge success.
Birthday Parties at Absolute Patong Ville
Every two months 30 very excited children climb into mini busses bound for Absolute Patong Ville where clowns, magicians and animal balloon makers await them for a marvelous afternoon. Students have a brilliant time swimming, eating food and cake and playing party games with Absolute staff. Thank you to everyone involved for giving up their weekend to make these very special
birthday parties such a huge success.
Amanpuri Fun Day
Amanpuri staff and management ran a Fun Day at Coconut Club on Saturday 31st July. They organised fun ball games, their beauticians provided manicures and hair braiding and the children could make jewelry or paint great pictures. Then there was an amazing buffet served on silver trays followed by ice-lollies and a huge chocolate cake! Over 40 Coconut Clubbers were invited to the fun day – deepest thanks to Amanpuri for such an great time!
Skateboard Tuesday is considered THE best time by the residential students at The Rachaprachanukroh School on Kamala Beach. Every Tuesday from 3.30 – 4.30 the residential students sign up for skateboarding and then run downstairs to put on their safety helmets and pads. The children can be seen showing off their newly acquired skateboarding skills thanks to Luke Remmers of Surf House, Bang Toa Beach, who brought Skateboard Tuesday to Coconut Club. Luke has been teaching skateboarding for a number of months and we now have budding young skateboarding stars! It’s just great to see their self-confidence grow from week to week.
James, the chef from the beautiful Paresa Resort on Kamala Cliffs, and his finance Bree, come to Coconut Club every Monday afternoon to cook with the children. There are many recipes on offer to the little chefs—anything from chicken pie to gingerbread men. James and Bree follow in the footsteps of other great volunteers including: the Harries Family who made ‘tin foil fish’; Dagmar von Diessl and Chantal Fernandes who have both baked cakes for the children to decorate. It was Tavis McGinn who, along with Ingrid Poolen and Jane Chan started the cooking sessions at Coconut Club with cookies and the hugely popular fruit smoothies. The children have a great time, learn some new vocabulary and get to eat the finished goodies!
Coconut Club Projects
Often holiday makers contact us before they travel to Phuket and ask what fun, educational programme they can run for the students at Coconut Club whilst over here. Isabelle-Marie, Adam and baby Alexis from Hong Kong brought Tshirts and 20 lucky students tie dyed shirts one Saturday afternoon.
The children were amazed when they took out the knots to find the patterns they had made. Another project they brought with them was stenciling shirts with cats and dogs which was great fun too!
Coconut Club Birthday Parties
Every residential student at Kamala School gets to attend a birthday party in Coconut Club and invite two of their friends. At the party there are fun games, party food, birthday cake and small birthday gifts. A huge thank you to everyone who makes these days possible, including Rockfish, Banyan Tree, Laguna’s Banyan Tree Management Academy , Bodega caf้, Maitree and all the donors and volunteers who make these very special birthday parties such a success.
If you would like to sponsor a child with the Foundation please call Tina Hall on 081 439 554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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