Student Representative Rebecca
Rebecca is a Year 10 student here at Bangkok Patana School. Her passion for the environment led her to apply to represent the school on the International Antarctic Expedition in March 2017.
I am Rebecca, a 14-year-old third-culture child living in Bangkok, Thailand. I'll be going to Antarctica, in March 2017, working alongside Robert Swan to raise awareness in the plight to save Antarctica. You might be wondering what the tropics have to do with Antarctica; it has everything to do with Antarctica.
In 2041 the order that protects against mining on Antarctica will end. Antarctica is the 6th continent, holding 90% of the worlds ice and 70% of the world’s fresh water. It is also home to marine life that has not been exposed to humans.
The world is speaking to us and it is our turn to listen to it and help. As Herald Anderson said, "In life we can have Results or Reasons", I choose Results. My aim is to raise awareness and empower the youth, and be the pebble that starts the ripple.
Want to know more about Rebecca? Read more in An Interview with Rebecca.
Staff Representative Helen
Helen has led student groups on many exciting expeditions including to Everest Base Camp. She is really looking forward to inspiring the school community with her experiences in the wilderness of Antarctica.
Alongside my role supporting student welfare at Bangkok Patana, one of the things I have most enjoyed in my 12 years at school is taking groups of students on Duke of Edinburgh International Award expeditions.
Even though Rebecca and I are a group of two lucky individuals, I am very conscious that we’re going to Antarctica as representatives of the whole school. I am committed to sharing this journey with the whole of the Patana community – students, staff, families and friends – in the hope that together we can make a meaningful and positive difference to the environment both here in Bangkok and in Antarctica to 2041 and beyond.
Graphic Designer Lara
Lara is responsible for the fabulous Bangkok Patana 2041 logo. She spent a lot of time designing and considering different aspects of the project before settling on the design we see and recognise today.
We live on a planet, full of lives and diversity. We've achieved many technological progress and breakthroughs. However, those successes come at a price and numerous consequences. We're polluting and destroying the Earth bit by bit. Antarctica remains one of the last wilderness' untouched by humans, that is until 2041. I want to be part of the change in our generation, being involved in this project has opened my eyes to opportunities and ideas to save the Earth.
Read more about Lara's contribution to the Patana 2041 project in An Interview with Lara.
Moniqa is our resident video and editing enthusiast. She is working on a variety of video projects to support the team on their 2041 mission.
I have always been intrigued with videoing and editing, I love documenting every trip on my camera and videoing all the memorable moments. Creating videos which I can look back on to lets me relive the moment, and that’s one of the most amazing things about it. Editing has been a hobby of mine for quite some time now, so when I was asked to participate in this video, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to be involved in this amazing project.
Communications Coordinator Rebecca is passionate about marketing and branding. She is keen to harness the power of Social Media to spread the word about the Bangkok Patana 2041 project.
I originally got involved in the project to offer basic marketing support but after meeting student Rebecca and hearing the incredibly inspirational Robert Swan speak at the Global Learners Conference in October I wanted to do everything I could to make this project the success it needs to be for us all, for our planet and our future.