Shrewsbury International School Bangkok hosts Royal Wedding Street Party

Shrewsbury Internation School Bangkok is hosting a traditional British Street Party to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on Friday 29th May.
April 27, 2011 - PRLog -- On Friday 29th April 2011, the British Crown Prince William will marry Catherine Middleton. With more than 2,000 street parties being held in the UK to celebrate the event, the Shrewsbury Parents’ Association (SPA) has decided to organise a traditional British Street Party at Shrewsbury International School Bangkok to ensure the students do not miss out on the fun.

The Shrewsbury Street Party will feature all the traditional elements of a street party, including games and activities for children, British (and Thai) food and a raffle with prizes that include hotel and restaurant gifts and Royal Memorabilia.

A number of specific activities have also been included to celebrate the Royal Wedding: a replica of the carriage that will carry William and Catherine from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace has been created to allow guests to have their photo taken in the carriage; a card congratulating the couple on their marriage will also be available for guests to sign before it is sent to them; and a competition will be held for the best dressed prince and princess. The wedding itself will be streamed live onto four big screens at the event.

Shrewsbury International School Bangkok, which enjoys a stunning riverside location in central Bangkok, is a British curriculum school with students from more than 40 countries including Britain and Commonwealth countries including Canada, Australia, India and Kenya.

The tradition of street parties in the UK, where streets are closed to traffic and residents come together to celebrate a national event, dates back as far as 1919, when ‘Peace Teas’ were held to celebrate the end of the First World War. Since then street parties have been held across the UK for all major national celebrations. Many Shrewsbury parents, for example, remember attending a street party for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 or when Prince William’s parents Charles and Diana were married in 1981.

This event is not only a celebration of the Royal Wedding but will also serve as the main fundraising event of the year for SPA, highlighting the importance of charitable giving within the school community. Last year SPA organised the incredibly successful Family Games Night, which allowed them to donate 100,000 Baht to sponsor two children at the Camillian Home for the Disabled, which cares for orphans who suffer from HIV/AIDS as well as mental or physical disabilities.

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Shrewsbury International School offers outstanding educational opportunities for children aged 3 to 18. It is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok in a spacious, purpose-built campus that provides excellent facilities and resources for all academic pursuits. Since opening in 2003, the school has built a formidable reputation for excellence in music, sport, and the performing and creative arts.

Students representing nearly 40 different nationalities are taught a curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England & Wales by fully qualified, hand-picked teachers predominantly from the UK but also from New Zealand and Canada. Each child is nurtured to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of leadership, equipping them for their future lives as workers and citizens.

Accredited by the Council for Internationals Schools (UK), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (US), and ONESQA (Thailand).
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