When the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa announced a competition to name the latest turtle to be rescued by and find new home at the foundation’s Turtle Shelter, Gecko jumped on the opportunity and came up with a suitable name — Donatello.
The final name was picked by the turtle itself who selected it from the final three.
We can’t wait to meet Donatello in person!
Stormy monsoon weather made it impossible for Gecko Nursery School children to clean the Nai Yang Beach during this year’s first Gecko Beach Cleanup.
Luckily, Marriott Nai Yang hospitality saved the day! Kids and parents enjoyed a delicious breakfasts at the resort’s lobby lounge with a spectacular view of the bach.
We will be back at Nai Yang to finish the job as soon as the sun comes out!
Thank you to the wonderful team at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach who recently presented Gecko Nursery School with fantastic, hand-made bamboo garden furniture!! Do the children enjoy it? Just take a look at those pictures!
The tables, chairs and sala were all hand build by Marriott staff during a team building activity and donated to Gecko, proving that Marriott’s “Spirit To Serve” is so much more than just a slogan.
Which reminds us, the next Gecko beach cleanup will take place at Nai Yang Beach in front of Marriott Nai Yang, this Firday at 8:30 am. Feel free to join us!
Gecko Kindergarten Marriott
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750 kg (!!!) of trash collected on Bang Tao beach in just under two hours is the result of the inaugural beach cleanup organized in Phuket by Trash Hero. Local government representatives, local police officers, the Thai Tourist Police, Tourist Police Volunteers and of course parents and children from Gecko Nursery Phuket joined in the effort to keep the beach clean.
Thanks everyone who made this happen! More coming soon.
After weeks of preparations — cleaning, gardening, painting and rearranging — we welcomed students back at Gecko Nursery School on Monday, August 22. A fantastic day of meeting good old friends and making new ones. And it;s just the first one in a long line of great days we will be spending together!
Here are some photos for the first day of school year number four at Gecko Nursery School in Phuket: