MRVR OEC Upgrades & Welcoming First School of 18/19

Many people think when we have no students we have no work. This is not true as we are constantly looking at ways we can improve our facilities and the amazing experience students have when they are here. The last couple of months have been full of these jobs; apart from the normal maintenance and repairs we make to our equipment, all the students rooms have had fresh paint as well as many other places, the confidence course was emptied, repaired and refilled, tons of sand was moved to the volleyball court and around the playing field, a brand new cargo net was made by hand and fitted, but most exciting of all, we now have a brand new roof over our twelve metre climbing wall. This means no more ‘rained off’ sessions, a lot more development opportunities for students, and it will also go a long way to keeping everybody out of that hot Thai sun.

All these preparations were being made to welcome our first group of International students of the 2018-2019 season. The lucky school was Saigon South International School from Vietnam. This group of nearly ninety students had a nicely varied programme that ranged from hilltribe village hikes, to teaching English at local Thai schools, to Bushcraft Survival skills, and even included a full day of construction knocking down walls at a nearby school. The students (and teachers) were full of energy and enthusiasm and threw themselves into every task given to them, whether it was abseiling down our six metre wall, or working in groups to complete our team challenge competition, not even the rain could put them off. Saigon South International school were an amazing group to kick-off our brand new season and a great omen for the rest of our year.

Look forward to seeing you all!

~ Dan

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