School trio get gold stars

School trio get gold stars

Three Chiang Mai schools have won international recognition as Lighthouse Schools by FranklinCovey Education.

Thitima Wongchujitr, an Education Sector Consultant at PacRim Education, Thailand's sole FranklinCovey Education representative, said Sahavith Piman Chiang Mai School, Pimandek School Chiangmai and Mekkajorn Chiangmai School have been named the as "Leader in Me" Lighthouse Schools, joining in the ranks of some 600 schools around the world which have won this international recognition to date.

"We are very excited to announce this news. It is a truly remarkable achievement considering the gold standard set by FranklinCovey," she said.

Sahavith Piman Chiang Mai School has become the first kindergarten in Thailand to attain the certificate.

Leader in Me is a model developed in partnership with educators to empower students with the life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

There are more than 5,000 schools in more than 50 countries around the world that have implemented the Leader in Me principles and practices.

Prior to this announcement, only two schools in Thailand had achieved the status -- Satit Bangna School and Pratchatorn School.

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