Paveena Modrakhee begins the
ceremony by lighting candles to pay homage to Buddha and HM the King.
Although theyíve practically just begun their school
lives, kindergarten students earned their first diplomas at the Aksorn Group
The March 14 ceremony at Aksorn Thepprasit School saw 254
youngsters graduate. More than 500 Prathom 6 and Mathayom 3 students also
earned their diplomas from Aksorn Group Manager Paveena Modrakhee.
As the 6- and 7-year-olds squirmed in their seats,
Thepprasit School Professor Duangdao Nuankhum addressed the staff, teachers
and students. The graduation procession started an hour later with an
overflow crowd watching the proceedings on a 200-inch projector in the
After Santi Charoensiri, 7, from Aksorn Naklua School
accepted the last certificate, Aksorn Thepprasit students put on a classical
Thai dance show, which was followed the singing of the national anthem.
In all, 95 kindergarten level 3 students from Aksorn
Naklua School, 94 from Aksorn Pattaya School and 65 from Aksorn Thepprasit
School graduated. Diplomas were awarded to 286 students from Prathom 6 and.
262 students from Mathayom 3.
The Aksorn Group consists of five schools, including
Aksorn Business School in Rayong and Aksorn Technology College Pattaya, and
was founded 43 years ago by Nikhom Modrakhee.
Paveena Modrakhee awards the
final certificate to Santi Charoensiri, 7, from Aksorn Naklua School
Santi Charoensiri enjoys the
spoils of being last, as he poses with some of his pretty classmates.
Hundreds of kindergarten
students earn their first diplomas at the Aksorn Group of schools.
Young students perform the
Over 40 performers, including teachers and pupils,
recently took part in two highly successful evenings of songs, drama
sketches and dance performed on the stage of the Globe Theatre.
I hope you have your tickets
The performance began with the storming opening number of
America performed by the cast of the upcoming musical production of West
Side Story due to be presented this June. The exuberance of the dancers and
colourful costumes complemented the expert dancing and rousing singing
provided a hugely effective start to the Revue. The comperes for the
evening, Tina and Wayne from the Year 12 IB Theatre class, stylishly linked
the performances with humorous exchanges.
The next act was Mackenzie Cole giving her performance of
Cassandra from the Trojan Women which earned her a Distinction in the recent
LAMDA Examinations. She was followed by the first of two ballet sequences
from Year 7 pupil Margot. Teachers Nick Lewis and Phil Larkin beautifully
sang the duet Lillyís Eyes from the musical The Secret Garden followed by 8Y
pupils giving a master class in the performance Victorian melodrama. Year 7
student Emily changed the tone entirely in her beautiful performance of the
song Jar of Hearts. There was more comedy with 9Y pupilsí hilarious Commedia
scene The Secret Love Potion in which they wore masks designed and made by
themselves. Year 10 GCSE Drama student, Anastasia put a spell on the
audience with her singing of On My Own from the smash-hit musical Les
Roma in The Secret Love
Not to be outdone, Music teacher Jasmine Neufeld
accompanied herself on the piano in a beautiful song from The Phantom of the
Opera. Mr Lewis brought the first half to a rousing close with a spectacular
performance of Bui Doi from the West End musical Miss Saigon.
Refreshments in the interval were provided by Goldfish
PLC, one of the student service groups, the profits of which went to one of
the Regentís Schoolís community partners.
The second half featured more fine acts, including the
Year 7 boy band and a spell-binding performance of a LAMDA monologue about
refugees performed by Year 12 IB Theatre student, Yulia. This contrasted
with a funny duologue given by Year 8 students Scott and Karl called Food,
acted in the broadest Scots accents I have ever heard! Four teachers then
took to the stage in the hilarious Yorkshire sketch from Monty Python. The
final act by Year 7 Dance group wittily combined circus skills with ballet
and jazz styles of dance provided a rousing finale which left the audience
marveling at their comic timing and energy!
Margot dances Swan Lake.
These are just some of the acts that featured in what was
a hugely successful evening which left the audience buzzing with
anticipation of next yearís Revue performance, the plans for which are
already being made.
The whole evening provided great entertainment and added
a new feature in the Performance Arts calendar of the Regentís School. The
acts featured a lot of new faces who do not usually get an opportunity to
take part in the main school productions and, who knows, could well be the
stars of the future.
Mr Lewis sings from Miss
A scene from Victorian