Several schools in Thailand are preparing for the resumption of classes slated to start again on July 1st.
Students aged 3 to 4 are rehearsing to prepare them for a new style schooling during the coronavirus era by providing lessons in hygiene and social distancing.
Schools throughout the country are also prepared by modifying their classrooms, dining halls, and play areas to accommodate students’ return amid the pandemic.
Since last week, Wichutit School in Bangkok has been preparing its students with drills in hygiene and etiquette.
Last Tuesday, the school, with almost 1,600 students, encouraged children to wear face masks and shields for a mock lesson in classrooms.
This routine is practiced to give the students a glimpse of what schooling would be like under the new covid-19 regulations.
Additionally, the school employed temperature checks throughout the campus and washbasins to encourage hand-washing.
According to the school’s director, Pornnicha Chatapun:
“This is going to be something new for the kids, and they’re excited. They’ve been cooperative because parents also practice the same new normal at home.”
On the other hand, Cambodia, Thailand’s neighboring country, elected to postpone their classes until the end of the year.
Thailand is among the first countries in the ASEAN region that decided to resume its classes.
Source: The Straits Times