Trip opens new learn­ing doors

Albany Extra - - News - Shan­non Smith

Af­ter a study tour to Bali in In­done­sia, Mt Barker Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s Year 11 ge­og­ra­phy stu­dents have re­turned with a wealth of knowl­edge.

The trip gave the stu­dents a first­hand in­sight into nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, trop­i­cal dis­eases, bam­boo pro­duc­tion and ar­chi­tec­ture.

Stu­dents spent two days work­ing with chil­dren in the East Bali Poverty Project where they cre­ated lessons in art, sci­ence, English and phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion, be­fore Ba­li­nese stu­dents re­turned the favour with tra­di­tional dance, mu­sic and craft lessons.

A visit to the Bali bomb­ing me­mo­rial, cook­ing classes and a climb up vol­canic moun­tain Mt Batur were in­cluded dur­ing their stay.

The trav­ellers also de­liv­ered a $400 do­na­tion and pen pal let­ters from the school’s Year 3 stu­dents to a re­mote or­phan­age in Tuka.

The study tour was the school’s eighth trip to In­done­sia, with work un­der way for a ninth next year.

The stu­dents dur­ing a visit to a Ba­li­nese school.

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