THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Rawai playground revamped

The playground at the Wat Sawang Arom Temple & School hadn’t been fixed since it was first completed 35 years ago.


By Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Sunday 22 March 2015, 09:00AM


Now, thanks to a combined effort from locals and foreigners, the dilapidated playground looks as new as the first day it opened. Several local officials and school administrators commemorated the re-opening of the event with a ceremony to give thanks to those responsible for giving new life to the playground.

“They kids wanted this very much. They asked everyday ‘when will it open’ and finally it is here. All the children will play on this and the marching band too,” said Kru Akpang, an English Teacher at the school.

The project began 10 weeks ago by the Mushy Peas – the Rawai-based Phuket FC supporters club made up of mostly expats – with the help of several local companies who donated roughly B250,000 worth of equipment and labour.

Along with donations from the Mushy Peas, the project cost around B500,000 and will be used for all sorts of recreational activities for the school, which has 837 students.

Thai Residential

“I think people like Richard [Dillon] are doing pretty upstanding things in the community. Some things we don’t do that much when we’re at home. We sometimes have to go to a different environment to find ourselves,” said British DJ and actor Goldie, who attended the event.

In addition to the Mushy Peas, the project saw support from Chochkai Conrete, Property For Sale Phuket, Salika Hardware, and the kamnan (village head).

“I’m over the moon. It’s a great feeling to give something back, and we’re happy the people appreciate it as much as they do,” said Dillon of the Mushy Peas. The project is just one of the many that the group have supported. Next up, Dillan says the group plan on helping a local Burmese school.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

Problem with thai Officials you can not trust them as their web site not functions. If they deny rec...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

How many of the 200,000 or more Thai on Phuket, not registered, could be actually from the 'insu...(Read More)


Hundreds rally for justice at Thammasat

International maritime unions should ban all exports, from Thailand, and a case should be raised wit...(Read More)


Hotels lean on locals as market shrivels

pity Thailand cannot reduce its dependence on tourism, but that industry does not need skilled labor...(Read More)


Phuket calls for prompt government support over COVID-19 fallout

Wish Phuket Chamber of Commerce would have made itselfs strong for 'Water' on Phuket in the ...(Read More)


American shoplifter charged for stealing B43k of luxury wallets

What a lowlife. I hope they make his life miserable before flushing him back to where he came from....(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

That reporting rule was.... just obscene in inanity. PS Could someone please teach immigration what ...(Read More)


COVID-19 to get ‘dangerous’ label in Thailand

One has to wonder if the reported numbers are accurate or whether Prayut and his henchmen are trying...(Read More)