A primary-school student team from Chiang Mai’s Varee Chiangmai School has won top prize in the “Thailand Science Drama Competition 2018” held in Pathum Thani on Monday, and will represent the Kingdom at the “International Drama Competition 2018” in Malaysia on July 7.
The team, which defeated six others finalists, comprises eight pupils, including 10-year-old singer-contestant Evelyn Phetthong, who has been on several TV talent shows such as “The Voice Kids Season 5” and “WeKid2”.
Other members of the winning Varee Chiangmai School team are Patcharaporn Nimanon, Ramon Tumwong, Oliver Phoom Harris, Napisara Klinkhacjhorn, Luka Chanakan Bond, Thitiwarada Kawichai and Chanokporn Phermpoon, while their accompanying teachers are Chaweewan Onsopa and Sakuna Soithong.
The first runner-up team is from Beaconhouse Yamsaard School, with the second runner-up from Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi’s Innovation Demonstration School – both from Pathum Thani.
Aphiya Hathaitham, deputy director of the Science and Technology Ministry’s National Science Museum Thailand, said her agency had hosted this national contest under the theme of “Science of Sport” as a great opportunity for primary-school students to apply thinking and communication skills on science-related topics through exciting and creative stage play in the English language.
All seven finalist teams will next month attend a science-drama camp run by professionals, before the Varee Chiangmai School team represents Thailand at the international contest in Malaysia the following month, she added.