Brighton College International School Bangkok, represented by Head Master, Mr. David Tongue, announces the partnership between the school and PlanToys®, Thailand’s innovative toy company. The two organisations have been working together to offer enhanced learning opportunities, through their shared ethos of innovation and sustainability.
Mr. David Tongue, Head Master of Brighton College International School Bangkok said “The partnership between us and PlanToys® really benefits our youngest pupils in the Early Years. Making sustainability part of our play to learn philosophy supports our goal of developing empathetic global citizens, who value others and the world around them.”
“Brighton College is widely known as one of the top co-educational schools in the United Kingdom. Its opening in Thailand is a great opportunity for us to cooperate with a school that emphasises the importance of play value and supports other ways of learning beyond the classroom. We see the potential for both of us to strengthen our brands. Having said that, we hope that our toys will also benefit pupils’ development”, Mr. Kosin Virapornsawan, Managing Director of Plan Creations Co., Ltd explained the reasons behind the partnership.
‘Sustainable Play’ is PlanToys® company’s philosophy and its mission is to pass on the spirit of sustainability through their toys, by cultivating in children a natural awareness about sustainability. This will grow with them into their adulthood so that they are able to respect and preserve natural resources for future generations, which is in line with the school’s Code of Conduct.
Early Years pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the addition to the PlanToys® products to their dynamic learning environment. They are supporting the development of the school’s youngest children as they learn through both structured and free play, and help to foster creativity, curiosity and individuality.
“The toys are designed to be used across a wide range of children’s developmental stages and we have seen how they can help to improve both fine and gross motor skills, as well as build language and inter-personal relationships in the Early Years and our popular Parent and Toddler groups. The PlanToys® products are used daily in Brighton College; if you visit the school you will see how successfully they have become integrated into the learning and development of our pupils.” Mr. Tongue concluded.
During February and March 2017 Brighton College Bangkok will be holding weekly open mornings for its Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior Schools. At these informal events visitors can meet with the College leadership team and find out more about the school and its unique education, that resulted it in being ranked the number one independent school educating both boys and girls by The Sunday Times. To book onto one of these Open Mornings, held on Wednesdays and Fridays, please contact Registrar Kim Meaden-Kendrick at [email protected] or on +66 (0)2-136-7898.