Cul­ture shock for Co­cos kids

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

NOT many stu­dents can say they have trav­elled 6000km for a school ex­cur­sion.

But that is what these Year 10 stu­dents from Co­cos Is­lands District High School did last month.

The 11 stu­dents vis­ited ECU’s Joon­dalup campus to take part in work ex­pe­ri­ence and visit the schools they would be at­tend­ing next year.

“Our stu­dents com­plete years 11 and 12 on the main­land, so this was a good op­por­tu­nity for them to come to Perth and get ac­cus­tomed to it,” deputy prin­ci­pal Lau­ren Tyler said.

“We came to ECU be­cause we are ex­tremely keen to see more of our stu­dents ac­cess­ing ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion and bring­ing the skills back to the is­land if they choose to re­turn.”

Stu­dent Den­zel Whichello said the trip had been en­joy­able.

“It’s been fun but it’s very dif­fer­ent here than in Co­cos,” he said.

“The univer­sity is big­ger than our whole town on Co­cos.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d467303

Stu­dent re­cre­ation co-or­di­na­torAsh­ley Ridge with the Co­cos Is­land DHS stu­dents.

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