By Cheryl, Co-Director IHF Chiang Rai
We’ve had a very hectic week here at Chiang Rai. Everyone has come back to the centre for the return to school. Once again the classroom has come alive with chatter and study sessions. It’s so nice to hear everyone’s excitement at seeing each other and for going back to school.
Jira has had a little bit of sad news. The English competition she has been preparing for over the last few months, has been cancelled. Two years ago Jira won the first ever gold for her school in this competition, and had remained a front runner in this year’s competition lineup. Thus the news comes as a disappointment. But every cloud has a silver lining. Her English teacher had just come back from the UK and had bought her a personalised Chelsea Football Club tee-shirt in anticipation for her upcoming victory. It was given to Jira as a concession prize, bringing a smile back to her face – as you can see! And not all is lost. There is an opportunity to compete next year. Our champion just has a little longer to prepare!