The US Navy were treated to a 20 minute performance of a Thai traditional dance in the library and were then invited to have a go at their own Thai bamboo stick dance.
It was then the children’s turn for a cultural exchange, with many year 9 and 10 students boarding the USS New Orleans, which was docked in Phuket.
“Thailand is one of my favourite ports to visit, I’ve been here five times,” said Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Jomel Jones, a New Orleans sailor.
“I always have a great time. It’s a beautiful country with great beaches, friendly people and outstanding food.”
The end of the hot and humid day was concluded with some real American ice-cream.