Today was the Junior School ceremony of Wai Kru. Kru means teacher and in Thailand teachers are respected as second parents. The Wai is the formal bow with the hands together.
In this ceremony representatives from the teaching areas sat up on the stage while a child came and knelt before us and presented us with a floral arrangement in a special golden bowl. We then gave blessings to the child and encouraged them in their studies. My little girl was from Year 3 and was SO sweet. This has to rank as one of the most memorable occasions in my life.
The flowers are on the library desk as I was accepting them on behalf of the whole team. And the other picture is with Sally, the Head of the Junior School. As you can see each arrangement is slightly different.