Back to school for Thai seniors

Thai seniors at the elderly school of Phibun Mangsahan district in Ubon Ratchathani province in north-east Thailand. The school was established in May last year and is open every Tuesday, offering education and skills training to those who are over 6
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Thai seniors at the elderly school of Phibun Mangsahan district in Ubon Ratchathani province in north-east Thailand.

The school was established in May last year and is open every Tuesday, offering education and skills training to those who are over 60 years of age.

More than 150 seniors in Phibun Mangsahan district attend the school, where they have to wear school uniforms and sing the national anthem in the morning.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2017, with the headline 'Back to school for Thai seniors'. Print Edition | Subscribe