Exploria and Sports (Remote Learning)

Exploria and Sports (Remote Learning)

During times of Remote Learning, when we are unable to use the Prem campuses beautiful facilities and all the activities and sports that utilise these facilities. The athletics and activities department have produced this page so the Prem community can have access to resources that our students, parents, teachers and staff can use at home and beyond.

While we are in the period of lockdown due to Covid-19, it is especially hard for our community members to have these enriching activities and sports to keep the mind and body fresh. Below are video’s, links and information on activities, challenges and fitness ideas you can try at home. Try them out! It is important we have that balance in our lives!

Lee Stevens

Director of Athletics and Activities

This Week

Three-Generation Farm Video: How to dry Roselle and make Roselle Tea

Our Three Generation Farm has created a video showing the steps of how to make Roselle tea. From the cutting, to the drying to the preparation. Have a go and make yourself this healthy, delicious drink.

Baan Dek Foundation - Art Contest Book 2020

As many of you know our Exploria and CP Service Learning groups have been working with the Baan Dek Foundation (BDF) for many years.
During the previous lockdown in 2020, risk factors that contributed to child abuse were exacerbated. BDF worked closely with parents to increase childrens’ resilience, engaging them in positive mechanisms of self-expression through art.
 
They have created Art Contest Book (Linked below), which includes images of art created in 2020 by many of the children we support. As Thailand is currently facing a second wave of COVID-19 cases, many schools in Chiang Mai and Bangkok are closed again and our team is currently working hard to provide emergency support to families most in need.
 
The attached book reflects the voices of the children that drive our work and our collaboration with you. Thank you for your presence and partnership.

Coach Sid's Swing Patterns

Good morning everyone from Coach Sid

Chinda joins us from Green Valley, demonstrating the CHIP , PITCH and a DRIVER swing. Notice closely how the ‘ ball position ‘ is different for each shot. For a chip shot it is towards this right foot. For a pitch it is in the middle and for the driver it is on the left heel. These are very basic fundamentals essentials for good impact and ball flight. When a golfer positions a golf ball on the right foot or in the middle, the tendency will be to hit down on the ball with a descending blow and when a golfer has his/her ball towards the left heel, the tendency will be to hit up on the ball with an ascending blow. Thus a downward or upward strike is entirely influenced by ball position in reference to the width of the Golfers stance. Hope you enjoyed Chinda’s shots. See you on the next video.

Ball Position for Different Shots

Meet our New Director of Tennis: Coach Tim

Yoga with Adriene

A. Abbie has found a 30 day Yoga plan. Each day there is a 30 minute session that will build up your yoga skills, flexibility and strength. Taking part in yoga each day is great for your peace of mind and will mean that you work better in your classes. Remember take care of yourself and the rest will follow!

30 days of Yoga

Exploria/Sports Community Videos

Our fantastic teachers, coaches and community members have produced videos for people to watch and participate along with at home. Instructional, fitness, challenges and other videos will help you stay fit and active, enabling you to balance your remote learning with other activities.

Traidhos Cooking Academy Video's and Recipe's

K. Nae and the Prem/Traidhos Cooking Academy have created an easy recipe’s for us to try at home. Click the button below for video’s, recipe details and photos.

Khai Pra A-tid or Sun Egg

Hello chefs!! How are you? Today I would like to share an easy recipe for you. 

But do not cook this by yourself, please ask an adult to support you when using the gas stove and hot oil.

This menu called Khai Pra A-tid or Sun Egg. Khai Pra A-tid is very easy and popular. I am sure you can find all ingredients inside your kitchen. 

King Rama 9 used to cook this menu for Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn when she was young. 

He called this Sun egg because if you use the solar telescope to look at the Sun, the sun’s surface looks similar to the grains of rice. 

He also called this menu in French as ”Grand de riz”

Video Link: Sun Egg Recipe Video

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Banoffee Pie

Banoffee is an English dessert invented and claimed by Ian Dowding and Nigel Mackenzie, the owner and chef, respectively, of The Hungry Monk Restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex in 1971. The word ”Banoffee or Banoffi” entered the English language and became used to describe any food or product that tastes or smells of both banana and toffee.

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Pork on Crispy Toast

“Ka-nom-pang Na Moo” or “Pork on Crispy Toast” is one of the appetisers that is easy to make. It uses simple ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. This menu should be crunchy around the edge and soft in the centre with a slightly salty flavour. Moreover, Chefs!!! Please get the permission of an adult before you do any cooking at home.  

“Ka-nom-pang Na Moo” or “Pork on Crispy Toast” Video

Fried Bananas 'Gluay Tord'

                

Fried Bananas are a popular dessert and snack food in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia. 

This dish is often known as ‘Goreng Pisang’ in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and surrounding countries. 

Also, we called ‘Gluay Tord’ in Thai. This dish can be served with coconut ice cream, vanilla ice cream works too, or just enjoy them hot from the wok.

Fried Bananas Video

Bua Loy

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Bua Loy, In the olden days, Thai cooks used roots, leaves and blossoms as natural food colourings in dessert making.

Pandanus leaf is used for green
Butterfly pea blossoms turn it purple
Turmeric for a beautiful and bright yellow.
Or coconut cream as a pure white colour

One of the desserts that display this cleverness of Thai cooks is Bua Loy Sam See. The Thai word for lotus is Bua; Loi is float; sam is three, and see is colour. Thus, the name is translated into three colours floating lotus.

Prem Challenges

Teacher’s, Satff, Students and Community members at Prem have been taking part in a number of challenges during Remote Learning. These include the 100 Press-Up challenge, Kick-Up Challenge and the Stay Connected challenge. Watch the video’s, take up the challenge and even send your video in so we can add it to the website!

Prem Panthers: Kick Up Challenge

Prem Stay Connected Challenge

Prem Stay Connected Challenge

Send in your ‘Stay Connected’ Video and get added to the challenge video

100 Push Up Challenge

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France's Home Bottle Flip Challenge

Check out our future Youtuber’s video. France from IEP, has created a bottle flip video full of creativity and skill. This one cannot be missed.

France’s Home Bottle Flip Challenge

Fitness and Movement Video's

Keeping fit and healthy is especially important during times of remote learning and most importantly it can be fun. Our fantastic teachers and even mascots have created videos for us to follow. Get involved, get your family and friends involved and take part. Remember, Healthy body, Healthy Mind!

Staying Active with the McSweeney Family

A. James and A. Lisa, with the help of their two sons (Michael and Joe) have created a family fitness video that can be enjoyed and followed by students, parents and community members of all ages.

Staying Active with the McSweeney Family

A. Cara's Chair Yoga

A. Cara has produced a perfect quick and easy chair yoga routine for all, especially as we are all probably doing more sitting than usual. Great for relaxation and de-stressing.

Peter Panther's Workout Video

Peter Panther is back with a fantastic workout video! Grab yourself some water, a towel (You might get a bit sweaty!) and put on your P.E kit like Peter. Click on the link below!

Peter Panther’s Workout Video

Coach Lade's Home Tennis Fitness Video

Our dedicated Golf and Tennis Centres, along with our ‘Prem FC’ football academy and swim coach offer year round Exploria that hope to take our students up to the next level in these sports. Coach Lade, the Director of the Prem Tennis Centre has produced this fitness video so our Tennis Exploria students can stay fit at home.

Coach Lade’s Home Tennis Fitness Video

Mindfulness .b Course by A. Joe

A. Joe has developed an 8 week Mindfulness course that is perfect for undertaking while we are Remote Learning. With a website with all the course information, resources and sign ups it could not be easier. Take a look, complete the sign up survey and get involved!

Prem’s Mindfulness .b Website

Asking yourself what is Mindfulness, here is a quick summary: ‘Mindfulness involves training our attention to experience the present moment with greater curiosity and kindness. This helps us to not only appreciate what is going well but to respond more skillfully in the here and now to life’s inevitable challenges.’

A. Sid's Golf Instructional Videos

Our dedicated Golf and Tennis Centres, along with our ‘Prem FC’ football academy and swim coach offer year round Exploria that hope to take our students up to the next level in these sports. Coach Sid, the Director of the Prem Golf Centre has produced some stay at home golf instructional video’s. Watch his tips and improve your game.

Prem FC with Coach Sam

Our dedicated Golf and Tennis Centres, along with our ‘Prem FC’ football academy and swim coach offer year round Exploria that hope to take our students up to the next level in these sports. Coach Sam has created a video so our Prem FC players can practice their skills at home.

Coach Sam’s Kick Ups

A. Joe's Boxing Instructional Videos

Music with A. Laurent

A. Laurent our EY and Junior School Music Teacher has made some music videos at home. Have a watch and follow along, it’s loads of fun!

A. Laurent’s ‘Congarobic’

The idea behind “Congarobic” (conga <> aerobics) is to stay fit through music. Find some home drums and try it out!

A. Laurent has shown us that we can make music at home or wherever we are. What a talented Music Teacher we have in Junior School!

Music at Home with A. Laurent

Videos from Traidhos

The different Traidhos programmes (Barge,Farm,VSP,Camps) have also been producing videos that give us ideas of what we can do during remote learning and lockdown. These videos are perfect for at home ideas involving nature and art.

The Farm's Home Compost Video

The Farm have created a video to show you how to Home Compost.

The Farm’s Home Compost

Your Ecological Footprint.

Our friends at the Barge Programme have created a video and worksheet that looks at and checks your Ecological Footprint. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet:

Your Ecological Footprint Video

Your Ecological Footprint Worksheet

The Barge Program's Insect Quiz

The team at the Barge Program in Bangkok, which is one of Traidhos’s outdoor education programmes, have brought us more educational material to enjoy during this period. Click the button below for all the information and use it in the following order: Bug Intro >>  Insect Quiz  >> Insect matching >> Answer sheet

Bug’s Intro

Insect Quiz

Insect Matching

Answer Sheet

Journey Sticks

Tomato Origami

Water Connections

Some Useful Links for the Community

Home Fitness and Movement Ideas

Home Volleyball Training

Season 3 within our CMAC (Chiang Mai Athletic Conference) sporting year is Volleyball season for our U14, JV and Varsity teams. One of the most popular sports at Prem, I’m sure many of you are missing training and games. However, to keep our skills developing, check out these home workouts (there are six in total).

P.E with Joe

Joe Wicks a P.E teacher from the UK, who is also known as ‘The Body Coach’, has been putting together a daily 30 minute workout video for the whole family, specifically aimed at those in isolation. The Body Coach has lots and lots of great YouTube resources and workouts. Joe releases a new 30 minute workout each day.