Patana News Issue Volume 21 Issue 30

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Year 6 student selected for Under 12 Thai national team Y

ear 6 rising young tennis star Penn (Penne) Charusorn has been selected for the Under 12 Thailand National Tennis team! After reaching the semi-finals of the Under 12 National Championship two weeks ago, plus winning the doubles, he was asked to play a playoff match against the other losing semi-finalist which he duly won 6-1 6-1. He will be joining the Thailand National team at the 12 and Under ITF Team competition in the Philippines from 26 – 31 May.

learning how music can connect people

Andrea Ly, 8K


we made together and how it pleased the audience brought joy to us all. I was able to learn different techniques and skills from conductors from all the over the world. I had to adjust and learn their different style of teaching. The joy and enthusiasm from the conThere were people from many different countries who ductors really had an spoke different languages so communication was not al- impact on the orchestra. This taught me that leaders greatways easiest. However, listening to the incredible sounds ly influence others. I remember my friends and I on the stage, swaying along with the melody of the songs and truly playing the pieces. The stages in both Vienna and Budapest were beautiful and very unique. I am extremely thankful for being able to perform in the grand Musikverein where King Rama IX had performed his compositions. I remember my friend and I struggling to walk up and down the stairs in our lavish dresses and high heels from stage to dressing room. It was truly worth it. Seeing the smiles of the audience after hearing us play brings warmth to my heart. Not only was it an extremely fun experience, it was also an educational learning journey.

have been playing the violin since I was 6; even at that young age, I found a connection with the instrument. I have enjoyed every moment playing on it. I recently went to Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary with a group of other musicians to perform in an orchestra; it has given me a new perspective on how music can connect people. Polly from Year 8 and Sammy and Gem from Year 9 joined me on this trip where there were two weeks of rehearsals, performances and exploring Vienna and Budapest. We were joined by other musicians of various ages from different countries to make music. It was an incredible and memorable experience that will stick with me forever.


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