Royal Thai Embassy’s second online class with the Embassy Adoption Program’s school.

On 26 February 2021, the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C., met students of Ms. Tiffany Rose’s fifth-grade class from Patterson Elementary School under the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP), the partnership program between DC Public Schools and Washington Performing Arts (WPA), for the second time in a 40-minute-long online classroom.

During the class, the students learned about Thailand in the aspects of religions, major festivals, popular sports and public transportation system. Everyone was enthusiastic and engaged with all the conversations, especially during Q&A sessions after each story. The students also had an opportunity to compare Thai traditions with American practices they each experienced with their families, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, church service on Sundays, football, Thai kick-boxing, and bowling.

In addition, the Embassy provided each student, through the school in advance, with an imported Thai snack and a handmade floating lantern called “Kratong” in Thai language – decorated with flowers, incense sticks and mini candles, for them to understand “Loy Kratong Festival” in Thailand more through a hands-on experience. This made the students more engaging with stories about Thailand. Some of them appreciated that Thailand is a wonderful, colorful and very fascinating country

The meeting was the second of the total of four meetings the Embassy scheduled with this class under the EAP throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. The EAP seeks to expose DC Public School students to global awareness through direct interactions with foreign embassies in Washington, D.C.