Shrewsbury School

Khun Chatri Sophonpanich (1934 - 2018)

Thursday 28 June 2018

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Khun Chatri Sophonpanich, a founding Governor of Shrewsbury International School Bangkok and a very generous supporter of Shrewsbury School UK.

In his message to the Shrewsbury Bangkok community, Principal Chris Seal said, “As a regular visitor to the school site, Khun Chatri was always passionate about the achievements of the students and very proud of what had been achieved at Riverside. At Board Meetings, Speech Days and Graduation Ceremonies, Khun Chatri’s presence always lent a special dignity to proceedings and we will miss very much his quiet and unflinching support for our work.”

Mark Turner wrote to Khun Chatri’s family to express the sincere condolences of the staff and pupils at Shrewsbury UK. He concluded: “Every day, as I walk round the school site, I admire the Chatri Centre as a magnificent home for our Information Technology and Design & Technology faculties.  I hope that it will be some small comfort to you to know that Khun Chatri’s life’s work is enabling the next generation of students to unlock their potential and make a contribution on a global stage.”

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