Low Isles lowdown
ALEXANDRA Bay staff and Year 7 students were grateful recipients of a free trip from Quicksilver out to Low Isles for a day last week.
The weather was magic, the water was still and the beach had plenty of shade,’’ said Alexandra Bay State School principal Chani Cardwell.
‘‘ It was an eventful day and the crew were extremely helpful and catered for all students and individual school programs. On the guided snorkelling trip students saw Nemo, giant turtles and a huge variety of coral and fish. They also sighted evidence that the coral had just started spawning.’’
The Alexandra Bay staff and students enjoyed the educational and rewarding experience as their last days of primary school come to an end.
‘‘ Our brilliant students have strived in academic achievement and are fantastic leaders in our community school. They relished the experience to explore the Great Barrier Reef, which is a rich and diverse environment,’’ Chani Cardwell said.
The children certainly made the most of the trip. ‘‘It was an amazing experience and I loved the day!,’’ said Floyd Gallaway. ‘‘It was a wonderful opportunity,’’ was Amos Lilley’s verdict, while Alex Parker said ‘‘I never experienced anything like it – it was brilliant to see the reef and its wildlife.’’ Macy Scouller thanked Quicksilver and the helpful crew.
Michael Healy, Quicksilver group director sales and marketing, said: ‘‘Quicksilver for many years has provided a complimentary day trip to Low Isles for all Grade 7 children in the Douglas Shire. This year more than 170 children travelled to gain a better understanding of the place they call home and to learn about the wonderful and unique environment they live in between the of world Heritage Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.’’