Prem International School Chiang Mai shortlisted for prestigious global award

Prem International School Chiang Mai shortlisted for prestigious global award

The finalists for the prestigious 2021 International Schools Awards have been announced and Chiang Mai’s Prem International School is delighted to have had its Artist Residency Thailand programme shortlisted in the ‘International Impact’ category.

From nearly 300 entries from 62 countries, Prem is one of only three schools selected in this category from what the awards body describes as “an unprecedented number of ‘high-quality’ applications”. The 11 renowned judges shortlisted initiatives that had a ‘clear, positive impact within their locality and on a global scale. That included strategies that could be shared beyond the wider school community.

The programme pumps creativity into the lifeblood of the community, giving the voice, approaches and ideas of artists and creative practitioners an essential role in the delivery of the school’s curriculum and extra-curricular programmes. This helps students develop the vital creative and critical-thinking skills that are being demanded by top universities and sought after by big-business. 

Artist Residency Thailand founder and Prem’s Creative Director addressing teachers and students at an education event in partnership with MAIIAM gallery

Jane Bryant, former CEO of Artswork, the youth arts development agency founded by Sir Ken Robinson described ARThailand as “an extraordinary programme that serves as an international model for creative practice and educational development.”

Prem’s Head of School Rachel Keys commented, “All of us connected with Prem International School are delighted to have our Artist Residency Thailand programme shortlisted among the International School Awards in the ‘International Impact’ category. It definitely sends a message to parents that their children are in excellent hands when they send them to study with us.”

Artist Ralph Kiegell using woodblock printing to help students explore personal identity

Former participant and Game of Thrones star Miltos Yerolemou stated, “This unique programme is one of the things that makes Prem so special and makes the artist and explorer in me, want to keep returning.”

Prem’s Creative Director and founder of the ARThailand initiative stated, “Our excellent academic offer ensures that our students are equipped with all the necessary skills to build a successful life. It is through creative engagement and programmes like this that we enable our students develop the skills the need to live a successful life.”

Upon hearing the news of the ISA shortlisting, Prem’s founder, Mom Tri, an artist and architect himself, responded, “This is fantastic news, just fantastic!”

Filmmaker and photographer Phil Boeges exploring the concept of authenticity with Prem Diploma students

The International School Awards are hosted by ISC Research with the support of International School Leader Magazine. Winners will be announced and recognised at a virtual awards ceremony on Monday 18th January 2021.

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