Love Where You Live  

UNSDG: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Program Description

Our three-week summer school program is a balance of rigorous academic courses, with a focus on literacy in the morning and creative specialist classes in the afternoon. The program aims to develop and maintain English skills for academic and social purposes, reinforce and extend learning, build and foster relationships and provide inspiring opportunities for students to work collaboratively on projects that extend their skills and knowledge.

Students will engage in lessons and projects organized around understanding and working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Our SDG focus and theme this year is “Love Where You Live”, allowing students at all ages a chance to focus on gaining a better appreciation for the community in which they live.   RISR’s Summer School program is a great opportunity for students to improve their language and social skills while having fun with new and old friends. 

RISR Summer School is open to both RISR and non-RIS students

For our new students, summer school provides an opportunity to make friends and become familiar with RISR environment as well as continue a focus on academics and English language development.



Fun and Learning with classes in:

Events will include:

We will learn the value of protecting the world’s cultural and natural heritage by making 

We celebrate Global culture as well as our own Thai culture

Elementary School

In elementary, our program dives into UNSDG goal 11 of Sustainable Cities and Communities, featuring "Love Where You Live." Students will lead fun projects focusing on how we can cherish and sustain Thailand and our communities. Through teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving, we'll make a real difference while having a blast with literacy and STREAM activities! Let's be awesome change-makers together!

Secondary School 

The program focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals “Love where you Live” which are designed to give the world a roadmap to a brighter environmental future. Students are introduced to the UN SDG through a series of experiential learning activities that focus on pressing problems in the world and formulate possible solutions to them.   Students will use their STREAM lenses (Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to apply design thinking strategies and develop problem solving skills. 

Multimedia Design and Production

Summer school session participants will work through the LAUNCH Design framework to document learning evidence related to each phase using the student’s digital Learning Portfolios.  The final product for this course will be a digital multimedia product showcasing UN-SDGs of interest related to the summer theme of ‘Love Where You Live’.


Explore-Explain-Develop-Compute! Our Mathematics program will focus on providing problem-based challenges  that will engage students in developing key skills to success both inside and outside the classroom.  Students will learn to employ problem-solving strategies through a variety of Mathematical games, puzzles, activities, and investigations. Can you rise up to the challenge?

Science Explorations

As our society starts to enter an age where consumerism and sustainability are in conflict, students will have the chance to explore the differences between needs and wants as an organism and culture, while identifying ways in which they can improve their immediate environment through active and passive behaviors.  Students will have the opportunity to explore the interactions between cities and environments as they develop strategies to help improve sustainability in communities.

Physical Education

The Physical Education summer course will focus on broadening knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of activity areas. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills and application using tactics, strategies and decision making that relate to specific activities. They will build on stamina, strength and flexibility and be able to apply themselves in a range of competitive, creative and challenging activities while having fun. 

Secondary Culinary Arts & Zero Waste (UN SDG) Cooking

Secondary students become aware of the effects of food waste and learn to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious through implementation of zero-waste cooking. Students will run an environmentally-friendly kitchen that teaches purchasing, inventory management and use of sustainable foods in menu production. 

Art as Activism Exploration Grade 3 and up

In this dynamic art course, students will delve into the power of art to spark change and amplify voices. Student artists will explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) as a springboard to ignite their creativity and tackle pressing social issues.

Students will be challenged to use their artistic vision to create impactful works that address these global concerns.  Through a mix of independent projects and collaborative efforts, the artists will further develop artistic skills while fostering critical thinking and communication.

This course is perfect for students who are passionate about art and social justice, and who want to make a difference in the world.

Secondary Programs

Summer School Culinary Arts

Sustainable Bites: A 3–4 Week Summer Culinary Arts Program for Young Chefs (UNSDG Framework)

Program Duration: 3 Weeks

For : Middle School & Elementary School Students Summer School

Inspired by the UNSDGs: This program incorporates elements from various UNSDGs to introduce young students to culinary arts through a lens of sustainability.

Each week will focus on a different UNSDG theme, with related culinary activities and challenges. (Modify menus based on seasonality of ingredients).

Week 1: Sustainable Cities and Communities (UNSDG 11)


Planting a mini-herb garden and learning about responsible food production.

Exploring food waste reduction techniques through creative recipe adaptations.

Preparing a “Thai on a Plate” potluck, where students research and share dishes from different regions of Thailand.

UNSDG Connection: Students will understand the importance of responsible food production and reducing food waste to achieve Zero Hunger.

Week 2: Good Health and Well-being (UNSDG 3)


Learning about healthy food choices and exploring MyPlate (or local equivalent).

Creating well-balanced meals with colorful ingredients emphasizing local and seasonal produce.

Preparing healthy snacks and exploring global flavors through spices and herbs.

UNSDG Connection: Students will gain knowledge about healthy eating habits and appreciate the diverse range of nutritious foods available.

Week 3: Responsible Consumption and Production (UNSDG 12) (SLIDES)


Participating in a virtual local farmers market visit to learn about sustainable farming practices. (This will be setup internally)

Discussing the concept of food miles and its environmental impact. Logistical supply chain “farm to table” / “seed to table”

Creating dishes using leftover ingredients or "ugly" produce to promote responsible consumption. (Produce unfit for the grocery store exporation).

UNSDG Connection: Students will be introduced to sustainable food practices and understand the environmental impact of food choices.

Culinary Techniques:

Throughout the program, students will be introduced to basic culinary techniques in a safe and engaging way, such as:

Knife skills (appropriate for age group)

Safe food handling practices

Cooking methods (boiling, simmering, baking)

Kitchen equipment familiarization (Mise en place)


Participation in activities and discussions

Completion of culinary challenges

Final project: Students can present a dish they prepared that reflects the program's themes.

Additional Considerations:

Adapt activities and recipes to suit the age and skill level of the participants.

Ensure all activities are age-appropriate and prioritize safety in the kitchen.

Encourage community involvement through workshops or information sessions.

Allergen and allergy protection considerations

Consider incorporating elements of food science and cultural exploration throughout the program.

By participating in this program, young students will gain valuable culinary skills while fostering an understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) through a fun and interactive approach.

Summer School Visual Arts

Program Duration: 3 Weeks

For :  Middle School & Elementary School Students Summer School

Inspired by the UNSDGs: This program incorporates elements from various UNSDGs to introduce young students to visual arts through a lens of activism.

Each week will focus on the different ways artists can use their creative voices to support and encourage social and environmental change. 

Students will be inspired by the work of other artists who have focused on activism, and create many works of their own that serve as a tool to bring awareness about issues that interest them. 

Students will explore famous visual art projects that had an impact on the world:

I.E. Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species Prints, Keith Harring, Shepard Fairey

Students will research an issue in their community and brainstorm possible solutions to the problem

Students will then focus on how to best use their creative voices to help bring attention to, or help to solve the issue they have chosen to work on.

Students will have choice over the medium they work in and students will make several works through the duration of the course

This summer, dive into the world of art that makes a difference!  We'll explore iconic artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, who used their art to speak out about important issues.

But this isn't just about history!

You'll be the artist this time!  We'll tackle a real problem facing your community, brainstorm solutions, and then use your artistic voice to create powerful statements that raise awareness and inspire change.

Here's the scoop:

Unleash your inner artist: Learn from influential artists and explore different creative techniques.

Be a problem-solver: Research a real issue in your community and develop solutions.

Find your artistic voice: Choose the creative medium that best suits YOU - painting, drawing, photography, digital art - it's up to you!

Make a difference: Create multiple works of art throughout the course to showcase your ideas and solutions.

This is your chance to be heard and make a positive impact on the world around you – all through the power of art!

how to apply

Dates & Times

June 10-June 28, 2024  (7:30 am-3:15 pm)

Who can Apply

RISR Summer School is open to both RISR and non-RIS students

Program : Pre Kindergarten (PreK 2- PreK 4) / Elementary School (KG - Gr 5) / Secondary School (Gr 6 - Gr 8)

For both RISR and non-RIS students, Pre-K2 - Grade 8.

Secondary Program : Culinary Arts / Visual Arts

For both RISR and non-RIS students, Secondary School (Gr 6 - Gr 8)

Tuition Fees

34,000 baht for 3 weeks full day

Set Lunch (Optional): Set lunch fees (required for PreK-Gr 1 students) = 3,075 Baht

Applications are available at North Gate and Finance Office, 


for more information

Ruamrudee International School Ratchapruek Campus

999 Moo 4 Bang Kruai-Sai Noi Road, Bang Krang, Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand

โรงเรียนร่วมฤดีวิเทศศึกษา ราชพฤกษ์ แคมปัส, 999 หมู่ 4 ถนนบางกรวย–ไทรน้อยตำบล บางกร่าง 

อำเภอ เมืองนนทบุรีจังหวัด นนทบุรี 11000 

Phone: (0)2-030-0533     Email: executive-assistant@risr.ac.th